San Rocco Summer School: Meaningfull Voids

Geschrieben am 25.07.2016
Kategorie(n): ARCH+ news, ARCH+ campus, Summerschool

4–10 September 2016
Belgrade, Serbia 

From 4 to 10 September 2016, the San Rocco Summer School (SRSS), a 7-day workshop on architecture, will be held in Belgrade, where students will envision a new contemporary form for a group of five green islands in the middle of the city. The final projects will be evaluated by a jury and presented as an exhibition and a publication.
 
Teachers at the SRSS include San Rocco contributors and friends ­– Milica Topalović (ETH Zurich), Freek Persyn (51N4E), Simona Malvezzi (KuehnMalvezzi), Konstantinos Pantazis (Point Supreme), Matilde Cassani (Matilde Cassani), Thomas Raynaud (BuildingBuilding), Jelena Pančevac (EPFL) — as well as members of the San Rocco editorial board, Giovanni Piovene (Piovenefabi) and Paolo Carpi (Baukuh). The students will be divided into five research groups and the final projects will then be detailed in groups of two students. The guest professors will supervise all of the projects according to a precise rotation scheme.
 
Candidates are encouraged to apply by sending to this address a max. 10 MB PDF file (two pages, portrait A4) comprising a CV and a presentation of their work in whatever form they prefer, making sure to include the following mandatory information: name, surname, date of birth, educational background, email address. Application deadline has been extended until 1 August. 

More information is available at the San Rocco website

Enquiries can be submitted to mail(at)sanrocco.info 

San Rocco Summer School will investigate the potential of meaningful voids in Belgrade — a group of green islands in the middle of the city, whose diverse histories have been reflecting its urban development. After a major paradigm shift from the socialist era celebrating collectivity, youth and nature, to the post-socialist market-driven logic leading to informal appropriation and privatization of public space, these green islands and their specific destination points lost both their meaning and sources of funding. Today, while the public attention is seized by the seemingly endless political and economic obsessions, leaving little energy left for the questions of public space, these places continue to undergo transformation — a certain ongoing erosion within Belgrade's urban condition. Considering the cumulative effect of these urban voids as an urban project for the city, we believe it's time to once again reinvent their meaning, and envision their contemporary form. 

Method
The Summer School’s students and ten guest professors will work in a collaborative environment on a unique cumulative urban project for Belgrade. The students will be divided into five research groups that will investigate the potential of five different “meaningful voids” in Belgrade. The final projects will then be detailed in groups of two students. The guest professors will supervise all of the projects according to a precise rotation scheme.

The SRSS topic is an idea by
Milica Topalović

Belgrade Coordinators
Milica Topalović
Jelena Pančevac 

San Rocco Coordinators
Paolo Carpi 
Giovanni Piovene
Andrea Zanderigo

Professors
Paolo Carpi
Matilde Cassani 
Simona Malvezzi 
Thomas Padmanabhan 
Jelena Pančevac
Konstantinos Pantazis 
Giovanni Piovene
Freek Persyn
Thomas Raynaud
Milica Topalović

Collaboration

CZKD Center for Cultural Decontamination
Faculty of Architecture University of Belgrade

Eligibility
The SRSS is open to maximum of 50 participants, including university students, graduates and practicing professionals. San Rocco will select the participants based on the submission of a succinct portfolio. San Rocco will also waive the participation fee for ten local participants (check here for more information).

Applications
All applicants are requested to send a single PDF file, comprising two A4 portrait pages, including a CV and a presentation of their work in any form they choose, making sure to provide the following essential information: name, surname, date of birth, education, and email address. Please note that the file cannot exceed 10 MB. The file  should be named “name_surname.pdf” and sent to mail@sanrocco.info with the subject line “Application SRSS 2016”.

Fees
School only: € 600.00
School + Accommodation: € 750.00
Note: Applicants must make their own travel arrangements.

Enquiries
mail(at)sanrocco.info

Language
English

Visa Requirements
Participants are advised to check Serbia’s visa requirements. If a visa is necessary, participants will be responsible for arranging and obtaining it in time.

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