Concours, manifestations Architecture

MA Program Critical Urbanisms

Urban Studies
University of Basel
 
Critical Urbanisms
Master of Arts

 
In our rapidly changing and contested global environment, cities are becoming increasingly important: they house a majority of the world’s inhabitants and act as catalysts of social, economic, cultural, and ecological change. Urban Studies at the University of Basel offers a new platform for understanding these planetary transformations, starting from the premise that the world’s urban and environmental challenges call not only for new ways of doing but for new ways of thinking. Imagining alternative futures means rethinking the present—its historical making, its political unfolding, and the ways in which it is made sensible.
 
The University of Basel’s Master in Critical Urbanisms is an English-taught four-semester program that trains a new generation of graduates to think beyond divisions of urban versus rural and North versus South in order to address the complexity of urban lifeworlds in the twenty-first century. The program is founded by an internationally recognized faculty who work on and with cities and territories from a global perspective. The curriculum is structured around an interdisciplinary research studio where students work together combining humanities and social-scientific methods with visual and spatial analysis, and a semester of study and fieldwork in Cape Town, at the African Centre for Cities of the University of Cape Town.
 
criticalurbanisms.philhist.unibas.ch

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City Internships Scholarship Contest

Further to my update on February 22nd, in which I communicated six of or twelve program locations were full and closed to new applications for summer 2017, please find a brief update below.

Students can learn more about our locations and programs online: http://city-internships.com/locations-and-programs/

We anticipate that a further two locations will fill shortly. Currently, the following destinations remain open to new applications for summer 2017:

New York,  London,  Los Angeles,  Washington D.C.,  San Francisco (closing soon),  Miami (closing soon).

Please invite interested students to apply via: http://city-internships.com/apply
I include three further updates at the foot of this email:
i.      2017 Q1 Scholarship Contest: One week to go.
ii.     Student Ambassador Program: Open to applications.
iii.    CI Programs Info Session: Join our upcoming webinar.

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UTOPIA 2017

For the seventh year in a row, Professor Oliviero Godi of Milan Politecnic and I will be organizing an Architecture Summer School in the North of Italy. This Year Theme is Utopia, working on the largest sweet water Island in central Europe, celebrating the 501 years anniversary of the publication of the Utopia book by Thomas Moore.  
 
The site and the residence location are magnificent, on the Lake of Iseo, between the Swiss Alps, Northern Italy plains and Milan. The location is better known for the Christo installation “the Floating Piers”. The project will be for a reflection on the notion of Utopia, 501 years after the book Tomas Moore wrote on the subject, involving new technologies, spatial and social organization. The project will be a proposal for the Island to be entirely reliant on renewable energy, and to see the architectural and social implication of such a transformation of energy infrastructure.
 
This year we would be happy to welcome students from the EPF-Lausanne Architecture School. The tuition fee is quite reasonable at $300 and there are shared rooms in the Yacht Club for 10 Euro a night.
 
Find as attachment the workshop poster, a few images of the workshop location. Please forward this information to your undergraduate and/or Graduate students, as we are open to both either level. For additional information you can contact either mail@exposurearchitects.com or Fredlevrat@gmail.com

Poster

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