Artena (Rome), Italy

Biourbanism: Designing a Home of Language

when 13 July 2019 - 20 July 2019
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 520

The power to transmit is skyrocketing while our human capability to communicate is dying. This global phenomenon is accelerating to the point of deteriorating communities and adversely affecting social relations, politics, and justice, along with the symbolic systems of cities, rurality, and landscape.

We need design to build real communication among human beings, recover the environment, landscape, and means of production, and rethink political economy for a new and wise form of belonging

Course leader

Dr Stefano Serafini; Dr Sara Bissen

Target group

Thinkers, writers, architects, entrepreneurs, politicians, economists, citizens, activists, and artists will gather for a deliberative democracy experience aimed at bringing home seeds of future.

Course aim

In Artena, we root into lectures, design, and practices that converge in the Mediterranean. As part of the school, we explore the neighboring sites of Sperlonga, Segni, and Sabaudia. Located just 40 minutes from Rome (by either car or train), Artena and its surrounding mountains and seaside welcome a mild warmth, making summer very pleasant and alive.

Fee info

EUR 520: Tuition
EUR 300: Lodging (€175 for 7 nights, shared double accommodation) + meals (€125 for 7 dinners)


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