Italy, Venice

Venice Architecture Biennale (AUGUST)

when 13 August 2018 - 18 August 2018
language English
duration 1 week
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 950

6-day course is specifically developed to align with the 16. Biennale Architettura—FREESPACE topic. Tours and reflections by experts and practitioners allows you to take the time to really see and understand the Biennale, large in scale and, for that reason, oftentimes intimidating: its history, contemporary position on the world stage, it's unique model of exhibiting, and why it’s considered to be so important. Explore various ways to find your place in it: either as participant, organiser or experienced visitor. Visit the best country pavilions, attend practical workshops and have private tours with the organiser of Fentress Architects and Studio Daniel Libeskind installations.

If you wish to stay longer, this course can be combined with Contemporary Architecture or Design: the World Around Us courses at the Academy.

The courses take place in historic venetian palazzos and are done in cooperation with the European Cultural Centre- the second largest cultural venue in Venice after the Biennale.
Beyond the classroom immerse yourself in creative and cultural activities or relax at famous Lido beach. Leveraging our 15-year experience of working in this incredible city, we will guide you to its most alluring locations. For anybody who wishes to explore Italy, Florence, Siena and Milan are within proximity.

Course leader

The course is constructed by James Taylor-Foster Contemporary curator at ArkDes, Sweden's national centre for architecture and design and former European editor-at-large at ArchDaily.
In 2016 he co-curated the Nordic Pavilion at the 15th Biennale Archit

Target group

The courses are open for anyone with an interest in art and architecture. Your peers come from all backgrounds and are international, curious and inquisitive minds that are looking to expand their knowledge. Many of them will be responsible for managing and advancing best projects in art, design and architecture.

Course aim

1. Enrich your perspective on current trends in Art, Architecture and the Venice Biennale.

2. Get inspired by reviewing and evaluating the best architecture practices in the world.

3. Get exclusive insights and learn you practical skills in a short period of time.

4. Gain new skills to create greater impact with your work immediately.

5. Have an unforgettable time in Venice outside the classroom: immerse yourself in creative and cultural activities or relax at famous Lido beach. For anybody who wishes to explore Italy, Florence, Siena and Milan are within proximity.

Fee info

EUR 950: Tuition fee is 950 euro per week. The fee covers the classes, course materials, visa support, access to archives and library, all passes to cultural institutions, welcome breakfast and a boat ride around Venice. If wished for, we can organise a nice single/double accommodation for EUR 500 per 7 nights or recommend suitable options from EUR25 per night.

Scholarships

There is a small number of scholarships available. Contact us at study@europeanculturalacademy.eu for more info.