Madrid, Spain

Voids & Condensers

when 6 June 2022 - 17 June 2022
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee EUR 750

Cities or villages, being accumulators built of people, are places full of opportunities for intervention. The main objective will be the detection and analysis of these hidden nodes as a complex and multifaceted magma of material and immaterial elements. A view of architecture, not only as building but also looking at flows that activate habitat spaces, public spaces, sociability spaces, exchange spaces, political spaces, everyday life spaces, ambiguity spaces, contradictory spaces or intermediate spaces. All of them are nodes of opportunity from which to operate.

The summer workshop entitled Opportunity nodes; alludes to a semantic paradox: the public space as a place of negotiation, spontaneous social representations, tribunes for demonstrations and demands, scenarios that can be reprogrammed according to circumstances, temporary supports for citizens’ movements, urban showcases of contradictory society, accumulators of layers of collective memory.

Course leader

Ricardo Montoro-Coso & Franca Sonntag

Target group

Architecture and urban planning students and professionals.

Course aim

Through contact with neighborhood associations, attendance at specific conferences, presentations with professionals of recognized prestige, the aim of the actions will be to promote progress in the social and cultural habitat within the framework of the UN Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development.

Credits info

5 EC
Optional field trip worth 2 credits from 30/5/2022 to 4/6/2022.

Fee info

EUR 750: Workshop tuition fee and materials.

Additional charge applies for students participating in field trip.