Ostrava, Czech Republic

Adventures of Architecture in Ostrava "UNIVERS-CITY - the Place Where University Meets City"

when 10 July 2023 - 14 July 2023
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 30

An academic programme offers an interdisciplinary knowledge in the fields of contemporary and historical architecture, urban planning, history of architecture and urban geography.
A significant part of the program focuses on experimental procedures in the mediation of knowledge and creation of architectural solutions. Through lectures, presentations, symposia and walking tours we discover the past, the present and future development of architecture in Ostrava, its nature, wilderness, urban life and its future development. To get a vivid sense of the architecture and the city itself, the summer school takes field trips to view interesting places and buildings, we work on selected topics of in situ research and design workshops.

Course leader

Associate Professor Eva Špačková, Ph.D.
VSB - Technical University of Ostrava
Faculty of Civil Engineering, Department of Architecture
Ludvíka Podéště 1875/17, 708 00 Ostrava-Poruba, Czech Republic

Target group

The summer school programme complements the 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 on architecture in their programme of life-long education.

Maximum capacity of the course is 15 participants.

Course aim

This year we are going to work on selected topic of transformation the space in-between university campus and city of Ostrava.
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.

Credits info

2 EC
All students who successfully finish the course programme receive a certificate evaluated by 2 ECTS credits.

Fee info

EUR 30: University teaching programme is free for participants. 30 EU fee is payed to cover the administration costs. Travel costs, food and accomodation during the course is not included.