NEWSLETTER Planum: The Journal of Urbanism, May 2012

Dear Readers,

Planum. The Journal of Urbanism is pleased to present you a selection of Summer Schools and International Workshops for the forthcoming summer in Europe and all around the world.
The workshops have been selected for their aims and items, and for a good balance between topics, places’ explorations and periods of work. Workshops are open for applications for students and PhD students, practitioners and scholars (often for tutor positions) as well. Fell free to share our newsletter to wh
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EU Intensive Program of Workshop
Deadline: 11.05.2012
DiAP Department of Architecture and Planning, Politecnico di Milano
Funded by the EU Erasmus Initative
Cluj, Romania
28 August – 12 September 2012The program consists in a full time 2 weeks multidisciplinary workshop on the issue of demographic change and its impact on urban change. After a first edition focusing on the impact of ageing on urban development (Trieste 2010) and a second dedicated to the effects of immigration (Vienna 2011), the third edition of the DEMOCHANGE Intensive Program will take
place in Cluj, Romania which has been chosen as a national context which has been experiencing in the last years intensive flows of emigration.
The workshop will involve 30 students and International Faculty staff from 6 different universities with various backgrounds in architecture, urban planning and sociology.

Summer Design Workshop
Deadline: 13.05.2012

A project by Zeroundicipiù, Cultural Association for Contemporary Architecture

Turin, Italy
17 – 23 June 2012

In a historical phase in which research (scientific, architectonic etc.) is mainly directed to the exploration of the possibilities – and the tales – of new technologies, UNPLUGGED proposes to dive into the real, momentarily
pulling the plug off digital instruments – every day more present, and influent, since the first steps of the design process – in order to dredge the poetical value that spins off the direct confrontation with reality and materials: elements that lie at the real essence – since always and despite everything – of architecture. Participants will be asked to face the “little urban shelter” theme, starting from the analysis, and through the physical manipulation, of a set of construction materials at their disposal.

London School of Economics | Peking University SUMMER SCHOOL IN BEIJING
Deadline: 14.05.2012

LSE London School of Economics and Political Science
PKU Peking University

Beijing, China
6 – 17 August 2012

The two-week English-language International Summer School offers university-level courses in subjects including economics, management, international relations, media and law, all with a focus on China and Asia. Participants take one intensive course for the duration of the Summer School, typically comprising 4 hours of lectures each morning and 2 hours of classes each afternoon – a total of 48 contact hours over 2 weeks. Each course is assessed through written essays and a final examination, enabling the award of a certificate and transcript to successful students. LSE – PKU Summer Sch
ool participants are eligible to enrol in Chinese language courses at the prestigious Language School at Peking University.

A course for Landscape Architecture and Landscape Planning
International Summer Workshop
Deadline: 15.05.2012

SGGW Warsaw University of Life Sciences
Faculty of Horticulture and Landscape Architecture

Warsaw, Poland
23 – 28 July 2012

The workshop is focused on Warsaw’s green and blue infrastructure planning with special regards to its recreational function. The students will be provided with data dealing with the project area, including information on environmental and ecological state, socio-economic condition and character of the landscape. Workshop will consist of planning studio, meetings with local authorities and urban planners and fi
eldtrip. Students organized in international teams are expected to find out ideas to improve Utrata River Valley in Pruszkow.

Socio-Ecological Exploration of the Next Metropolis

Summer School 2012
Deadline: 15.05.2012

TERREFORM 1. Ecological Design Group for Urban Infrastructure, Building, Planning, and Art
New York School for Design + Science

New York, USA
9 July – 3 August 2012 

The ONE Lab Summer Session will address the emerging discipline of global urbaneering by assembling a wide range of innovators from fields as diverse as, architecture, material science, urban design, biology, civil engineering and media art. Design Studio: 4 weeks and 100 hours of intense exploration
of the future of the city.
Using New York as a laboratory, the studio will rethink what is salubrious about the city, in both its forms and its life. Future Cities Seminar – 40 hours of TED style talks given by world renown architects, engineers, biologists, ecologists, industrial designers, physicists and artists offering radically new responses to the real needs and aspirations of future cities.
In 4 workshops the participants will learn the processes of synthetic biology, smart materials and nanotechnology, growing materials, grafting trees and plants, scripting and computational modeling for controlled growth.


International Workshop
Deadline: 24.05.2012

Politecnico di Milano, School of Architecture and Society
Territorial Campus of Piacenza

Piacenza, Italy
25 – 30 June 2012

The aim of the Workshop is to propose a master plan for re-organizing the open spaces in the Trebbia Valley district, an historic corridor between Piacenza and the Liguria Region. Particular attention will be paid to environmental issues and open spaces, in order to reach high levels of livability and integration among the urban requirements and the distinctive traits of this valley.

EUSS The 3rd European Urban Summer School
Deadline: 31.05.2012

A joint project of AESOP, ECTP-CEU, IFHP, ISOCARP and SCIBE
University of Westminster, London

London, United Kingdom
21 – 30 September 2012

Globalisation, climate change, resource depletion and financial crises are the prevailing – and often crippling – conditions, which shape our immediate professional and academic lives and longer-term futures. The 3rd European Urban Summer School (EUSS), hosted by the University of Westminster, School of Architecture and the Built Environment in September 2012,
aims to bring together young and established planning and design professionals from all over Europe (and further away) and both emerging and experienced academics to develop a better understanding of some of the most pressing contemporary issues related to the built environment and to amplify and strengthen the links between planning- and design-relevant research and professional practice.

IZMO Summer School 2012
1st Deadline: 18.06.2012 – 2nd Deadline: 09.07.2012

Izmo Association
In partnership with Politecnico di Torino, Cecchi-Point, Circoscrizione 7 in the City of Turin

Turin, Italy
16 – 24 July 2012

The course is targeted to students, graduates, professionals, and, in general, anyone who is interested in the subject of semi-public space and its redevelopment. Students will have the opportunity to experience firsthand methods of participation and field research that will enable him or her to observe the sp
ace and interact with citizens and stakeholders. The training offered will be further enhanced by a meeting with Esterni (Italy) and Bureau Detours (Denmark) that as special-guests will show their projects and approaches to the semi-public space. At the end of their lessons, participants will intervene effectively on the semi-public space of Cecchi-Point: a multicultural hub of a neighborhood located in Turin, near Izmo’s office. Students will design and realize a series of installations and furnishings to help redevelop the courtyard of Cecchi-Point that represents the heart of the aggregative neighborhood space.

International Workshops
Deadline: 11.06.2012 

DPU Development Planning Unit
UCL University College of London 

Bucharest, Zurich, Rome
23 July – 15 September 2012

The UCL Development Planning Unit is proud to announce the launch of its SummerLab 2012 Series. Drawing on the extensive resources of the DPU in collaboration with local partners in various host cities, DPU SummerLab leverages the reality of the city as a laboratory for developing socially responsive design measures that provoke, stimulate, strategize, and reconsider the role of designers in promoting spatial justice.

Architecure Summer Workshop
Deadline: 15.06.2012

ARCHIP Architectural Institute in Prague
In partnership with reSITE – International Planning Festival
In cooperation with urbaACT – Inter-disciplinary Workshop

Prague, Czech Republic
29 July – 17 August 2012

Participants will propose architecture and planning urban interventions onto the iconic Vlatava Riverbank, one of the richest historic architectural environments in Central Europe. Through urban analysis of existing conditions and the context, students will propose an appropri
ate contemporary intervention(s), which could be architectural, site or landscape-based, responding to scale, massing, materials and the existing cultural context of Prague.

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