The Global Platform for Syrian Students will co-organise a Summer School on "Rebuilding Syria from Within" in partnership with the University of Minho - School of Architecture (Portugal), the Università Iuav di Venezia (Italy) and with the support of ESCWA - NAF. The summer school will take place from 18 to 28 July 2018 in Guimarães (Portugal).
The Summer School will run for up to 8 hours per day throughout 10 days’ duration either in studio or in filed work. Participants are expected to arrive on 18 July and leave on 29 July.
This Summer School aims at bringing together up to 100 participants who are overwhelmingly Syrian or from a Syrian background - preferably students or junior professionals in the fields of architecture, engineering, urban planning, landscaping architecture, or those with a keen interest in and knowledge of Syria and the region. The tutorial team includes members with dynamic professional backgrounds, coming from various areas of knowledge. The whole team will comprise more than 30 people.
Participants on the Summer School will be expected to demonstrate immediate and ongoing concrete outputs that will conclude with an exhibition and a public presentation. Soon after a booklet with the results will be published.
The ten-day Summer School is designed using a process of mutual learning, integrating the participants' experiences as the starting point of the training-learning process. Active participation and in-depth reflection are key methodologies used in the course. Designed as studio-based experience, this Summer School will combine theoretical and methodological study, delivered through lectures, seminars, practical sessions, study visits, and workshops. Participants will compare their experiences, views and opinions as well as their approaches.
This Summer School is not held as a for profit activity. Therefore “Tuition Costs” are free as most speakers, tutors and mentors are participating on a voluntary basis. However regular participants will be requested to cover the costs of their accommodation, meals, materials, social programme and field visits. Two fee packages are available for this Summer School depending on the accommodation option.
Please kindly read the leaflet before applying.
For further information, read the concept note.
The registration for the Summer School 2018 is now open. Deadline for registration has been extended until 02 July 2018 at 8pm (Lisbon time). Anyone interested in taking part in the Summer School should fill in the online pre-registration form.
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