Ostrava, Czech Republic

Post Crisis Architecture

when 12 July 2021 - 16 July 2021
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 30

Particularly recommended for students in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture and urban planning, history of architecture and urban history, municipal development and geography.
The topic of International Summer School 2021 is inspired by nowadays suffering caused by the pandemic situation and related troubles. Society must react to a current situation not only by intensive medical research. All aspects of daily life are affected including urban planning and architecture. Therefore, we would like to focus on how crisis influences our built environment and how architects and planners can react.

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 university education. Particularly recommended for students in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture and urban planning, history of architecture and urban history, municipal development and geography. Another target group is professionals who want to go beyond the limits of their narrow specialization and people interested in architecture in their programme of life-long education.

Maximum capacity of the course is 8-10 participants.

Course aim

Our 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, urban planning, history of architecture and urban history on the example of the city of Ostrava.
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 5 working days of creative experience filled with a team workshop, 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 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.