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Summer School – Açores

DINÂMIA’CET-IUL is delighted to announce the 1st Summer School on the Island of São Miguel in Azores.

“Moytirra 2017, Sketch design for deep-sea mining labour’s housing” includes Master-Classes, studio sessions and field trips, led by lecturers and researchers from ISCTE-IUL and University of Azores (Portugal), Northeastern and Dartmouth College (USA), Kuwait University (Kuwait) and University of Waterloo (Canada), with the support of local architectural offices. On 5th day, the final results of the workshop will be presented and discussed with the local community.

This summer school will work upon the challenges posed by the recent events and controversies arisen from the possibility of Portuguese governmental permissions for deep see mining exploitation, in exchange for economic compensations. This perspective places the Azorean Islands at the center of potential economic and social transformations, with landscape, urban and architectural impacts that are now intended to be anticipated and debated, through planning and development of an emergency housing scenario for the local fishing community.

The workshop will take place from 2nd to 6th of September 2017 at the Center for Contemporary Art of Ribeira Grande, both projects by some of the most prestigious contemporary Portuguese architects. In a setting of incomparable beauty and in a transdisciplinary and transnational education environment, suited for important pedagogical experiences, it is hoped that this experience may contribute to a relevant body of research, not only for the Azorean society, but also for a broader debate on the subject.

Early registration period until 15 July. For more information, visit the Summer School website.