Society in Motion

spatial logics of transition - grafted in Vienna

Einreichfrist: 18. Juni 2018
We are looking for 5 people from the Angewandte who would like to join the fully funded summer workshop taking place in Vienna, this summer.
About the workshop:

"Society in Motion' is a three year summer workshop series together with students and researchers from Bergen School of Architecture, University of Applied Arts Vienna and the University of Liechtenstein. The aim of the workshop is to investigate architectural and spatial challenges for new emerging society in motion from various perspectives. The workshops are supported by an Erasmus+ grant for strategic partnership for higher education.

1. Skilled Labour Migration - Workshop 2017 at the Bergen School of Architecture
2. Forced Migration - Workshop 2018 at the University of Applied Arts Vienna
3. Commuters - Workshop 2019 at the University of Liechtenstein

workshop 2018 Summer:
SOCIETY IN MOTION : spatial logics of transition - grafted in Vienna  (see brief attached)

The performance of modern cities across Europe was tested during the recent refugee crisis in 2015. This was the latest incarnation of periodic exodus phenomena of civilian populations that forced mass migrations into, out from and inside the continent. Urban structures offer the possibility to absorb great influxes and may need to provide enabling frameworks and structures for people, societies, and communities to effectively live and work together to ensure that migration is a positive force on the economic, social, and ecological environment. The city of Vienna has been defined by the movement of people as they have shaped the city over several centuries. During the workshop, various experts in human rights, law, history, politics, and civil service will discuss current and future challenges in city planning using interactive and interdisciplinary approaches. Furthermore, immigrant networks of belongings and attachments will be explored through discourse with people living in transitory places. We will build on the known to discover the unknown, looking at history, existing projects, organisations and networks – digital and local ones - in Vienna. By enforcing an angle of approach that sees the refugees we develop urban planning strategies to tackle current issues.

This year's 10 days summer workshop will take place in Vienna between the 31st of July until the 9th of August.  5 students from each universities (BAS, Uni Li, Angewandte) will be selected to attend the summer school which is fully funded by Erasmus to cover costs of the participants.
Application with:
- motivation letter
- 3 work-samples to