15 January 2022
Imagining the City's Post-Covid Public Realm
The current pandemic has stressed urban environments, accelerating and augmenting pre-existing challenges to cities and urban population centers. For example, increased availability, accessibility and improved digital technology quality, has enabled ever-more mobile populations to move away from dense and expensive urban centers toward suburban or rural environments, while allowing them to remain connected to capital centers. Moreover, during the current pandemic, access to the public realm in most urban centers has been closed or severely curtailed, leaving many to wonder, what are the benefits of urban life? The purpose of this 12 - day urban design charrette is to examine past responses to disasters in order to develop bold and innovative proposals for the public realm ranging from pocket parks to city-wide interconnected installations.
Venice, a city whose architecture and public spaces readily testify to a history of disasters, including multiple pandemics and epidemics, serves as an ideal environment to study the ways that designers can meet contemporary challenges and invigorate the public life of urban environments.
Dr. Benjamin Bross
EUR 1650: What do my course fees include?
- Classes and tuition
- Study files / materials
- Tickets to museums and exhibitions that are part of the schedule
- European Cultural Centre catalogue
- Welcome and graduation events
- Goodie bags with a map of Venice, notebook and a pen
- Personalised graduation certificate
*COURSE FEE DOES NOT INCLUDE: accommodation, flights and food