Germany, Weimar

Understanding Spaces

when 5 August 2018 - 17 August 2018
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 ECTS
fee EUR 700

The course Understanding Spaces explores innovative artistic approaches to sensitise the personal perception and to grasp the particularity of places. This is an important starting point for new design ideas and site specific design solutions in art and architecture. The aesthetic concept of atmospheres is introduced to gain a better understanding of environmental qualities. The course closely links theory and practice through lectures, field trips and studio work.

Special features of this course are field trips in Weimar and surrounding, to experience and analyse natural landscapes and urban environments. Innovative methods are introduced to capture spatial moods and express personal experiences. Based on the personal analysis of the places selected, you will develop two artistic or architectural design projects.

The course Understanding Spaces offers a wonderful learning experience in the company of international students from various disciplines. Mornings and afternoons are structured by lectures and seminars, as well as field trips, students' analyses and design projects. Studio work is individually mentored by the course instructor and in-class presentations allow joint reviews in the group. An active participation in group discussions and constructive class critiques is encouraged.

Course leader

Dipl.-Ing. Arch. Marie Ulber, Ph.D.

Target group

This course is especially oriented towards students of Architecture and Visual Arts, and related areas of study, such as Urban Planning, Landscapes Architecture and Art and Design, and is open to all students with a general interest in understanding spaces and finding design solutions.

The course language in English. Therefore good command of English is required.

Course aim

The concrete aim of the course is to support participants’ capacity for perception of natural and cultural shaped spaces, and to open up possibilities for new design ideas that can be used in artistic and architectural practice. Understanding Spaces will provide artists and architects with new design approaches for the development of site-specific interventions and architectural design projects.

Fee info

EUR 700: 2 weeks | 90 hrs

The course fee is 700 EUR.

The course fee includes:

• Orientation & Support
• Programme according to description
• Teaching materials
• Bauhaus Summer School ID card
• Certificate
• Internet access at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
• Free use of library
• Accompanying programme (except excursions)
• Free entrance to museums belonging to Klassik Stiftung Weimar
EUR 500: The course fee for students is 500 EUR.

The course fee includes:

• Orientation & Support
• Programme according to description
• Teaching materials
• Bauhaus Summer School ID card
• Certificate
• Internet access at the Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
• Free use of library
• Accompanying programme (except excursions)
• Free entrance to museums belonging to Klassik Stiftung Weimar