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?

Quick Facts

  • Student profile ⇒ Current BA, current MA
  • Housing dates ⇒ 7 July afternoon - 30 July morning 2018
  • Academic dates ⇒ 8 July - 27 July 2018
  • Academic Director ⇒ MSc Anna Dekker
  • Application deadline ⇒ 1 April 2018

Why join this programme?

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 is a philosophy for the development and experience of cities, combining disciplines such as sociology, environmental psychology, (micro)political science, architecture and urban design. Situating placemaking in a mixed academic context, this course focuses on topics such as public space, community, 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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Gepubliceerd door  GSSS Summer Programmes Office