Madrid, Spain

Voids & Condensers Updating Heritage Areas (Madrid)

online course
when 15 June 2020 - 26 June 2020
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 480

This workshop alludes to a semantic paradox: vacuum strategy versus condenser accumulation. The workshop addresses 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. Focus on Madrid: a town of remote origins. Its heyday was in 1561, when Philip II moved his court from the nearby city of Toledo to the Real Alcázar in Madrid. Spain’s capital has grown, absorbed and transformed with historical developments and events.
Void & Condenser scenario: Madrid’s iconic Plaza Mayor

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.

Fee info

EUR 480: Course tuition fee


A limited number of scholarships are available to cover tuition fees. Some discounts are available for early bird registration (before 15 May 2020) and groups of over 10 students from the same institution.