Urban Studies: The Everyday City and Beyond

Cities and the lives of inhabitants are intrinsically connected: both give meaning to and form one another. As citizens and visitors of cities move through urban spaces, how are their actions and reactions molded by their encounters with the urban environment? How does the methodology of placemaking play a role in understanding the connections and tensions between people and space?



This three-week interdisciplinary course unravels the practice, theory, policies and politics of ‘placemaking,' taking Amsterdam as a site for analysis and action.

Placemaking is more than a method, it relates to sociological theory, environmental psychology, and the micro-politics of the use and experience of places. Situating placemaking at a larger scale, this course focuses on topics such as community building, diversity and 'the right to the city'. 

Gain new insights into the fundamental choices and challenges involved in shaping the city. See how policy and design intentions play out in various Amsterdam neighborhoods and communities. And finally, develop a practical skill set by proposing a placemaking strategy for a selected site.

 

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Academic Dates:  8 July - 27 July 2018
Housing Dates:  7 July afternoon - 30 July morning 2018
Academic Director: MSc Anna Dekker
Application deadline: 1 April 2018

 


Mode
Short-term
Credits
6 ECTS, 3 weeks
Language of instruction
English
Starts in
July

Published by  GSSS Summer Programmes Office