Ostrava, Czech Republic

Adventures of Architecture in Ostrava - Public Art

when 7 July 2020 - 10 July 2020
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 30

The summer school of architecture programme in 2020 is focused on various aspects of public art in the city. The program is based on lively and spontaneous creative experiences, site visits and lectures. It’s supplemented by individual and collaborative urban games. objectives are to offer a direct experience of contemporary and historical architecture and urbanism as well as firsthand contact with experts in various fields. An academic programme offers an interdisciplinary knowledge in the fields of architecture, fine arts, urban planning, history of architecture and urban history on the example of the city of Ostrava.

Course leader

Course leader: Doc. Ing. arch. Eva Špačková, Ph.D. / Eva Spackova
e-mail: eva.spackova@vsb.cz

Target group

The summer school programme complements the university education. Particularly recommended for students in the fields of architecture, fine arts, landscape architecture and urban planning, history of architecture and urban history, municipal development and engineering. Another target group is professionals who want to go beyond the limits of their narrow specialization and people interested on architecture in their programme of life-long education.
Maximum capacity of the ourse is 8-10 participants.

Course aim

The summer course is oriented on (post)industrial city of Ostrava from different perspectives of architectural history, current development and transformation to sustainable future of the city and region. A significant part of the program focuses on experimental procedures in the mediation of knowledge and creation of architectural solutions. The summer school of architecture offers 4 working days of creative experience filled with a team workshops, individual mini workshops, urban games in the streets of Ostrava, lectures, discussions, site visits and city research.

Through lectures, presentations, symposia and walking tours we discover the past, the present and future development of architecture and fine art in Ostrava, its nature, urban life and its future development. To get a vivid sense of the architecture and the city itself, the class takes field trips to view significant places and buildings. We work on selected topics of in situ research and design workshops.

Fee info

EUR 30: Fee 30 EUR.