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TIMES OF SCARCITY: RECLAIMING THE POSSIBILITY OF MAKING
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. In our times of rapid change, young planners, architects and designers must develop and adopt new and more holistic approaches to planning and design in order to engage in a meaningful manner with an increasingly urban world and to propose creative interventions that go beyond the immediately physical.
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 postgraduate students, emerging and experienced academics and young and established design and planning professionals from all over Europe (and further away) 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.
Prospective participants can apply by submitting their response to the following task: Identify one instance of ‘scarcity’ in the context of the built environment and propose a physical or process-related solution. Issues and responses may be presented as text, drawings, photographs, videos or in any other desired form. The electronic application process will close on 31 May 2012. The selected participants will be notified by 30 June 2012. The participation fee of 200£, non-refundable and payable upon registration by 31 July 2012, will cover teaching and teaching materials.
For all details, please download the complete briefing document.