Students of architecture, urban design and related disciplines are invited to RISEBA University summer school on the ephemeral architecture and urban design “FestivaL’and 3.0” in 2020, organized as a cooperation between RISEBA Faculty of Architecture and Design and Valmiera Summer Theatre festival (VVTF). First round of application concludes in June 30. In case you missed it, we still have few places left – APPLY!
Dates: July 30 – Aug 7, 2020
Duration: 9 days
Location: Valmiera city, Latvia / indoors and outdoors
Type of summer course: daytime for Valmiera residents / with overnight accommodation for others (student dormitories)
Participants must be at least 18 years old
Number of participants: approx. 10
Participants get 3 ECTS after completion of the course.
THINK! DESIGN! BUILD! “FestivaL’and 3.0” will take place for the third time in Valmiera (Latvia). It is a DesignBuild summer course to go beyond the academic knowledge getting out of the classroom into the physical world of design and construction for city users of all generations – theatre festival guests and locals of Valmiera. This year, the summer school will explore new preconditions for communication and distancing in the public space, looking for answers on how to create an urban environment for safe togetherness to hold an event in these post-pandemic circumstances. The participants led by design profesisonals will generate ideas, design, and learn crafts of timber construction to create and build an instant spatial framework for audiovisual adventure at the theater festival centre.
We aim to encourage students to apply their theoretical knowledge, develop and train the skills in constructing amazing ideas in scale 1:1. The summer school is devoted to the idea of the contemporary ephemeral architecture and urban design elements as catalysts for important processes in the urban environments, perception, and usability of the city.
Curator of the summer school:
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Valmiera Summer Theater festival is a unique theater event held annually in the urban environment, open air and non-traditional locations in Valmiera city. The performances are exclusively produced for the festival by national and internationally renowned theatre professionals. The festival is in search of unusual places and original forms, which entertain, enrich, and provoke the festival visitors, locals of Valmiera and guests of the city. In addition to the theater performances, the parallel interdisciplinary program expands the festival into the urban space of the city.
In the summer of 2020 from Aug 7 to 9, the event will take place already for the fifth time.
Programme director of the festival in 2020 is set designer and theatre director Reinis Suhanovs. The festival is organized by Valmiera Drama theatre with the support from Valmiera City council.
More here: www.valmierasfestivals.lv
Valmiera is the largest city in the Vidzeme planning region. In the context of Latvia, it is considered as a development city with strong traditions of the production and industry, a considerable cultural heritage, and history.
Valmiera is one of the oldest cities in Latvia founded in about 1283. It is the former Hanseatic city, ruined by wartime of 20th century, and therefore missing the presence of the historical center in the urban fabric. Valmiera is the administrative, educational, cultural and sports center of the Vidzeme region. As it is a city with a true entrepreneurial spirit, Valmiera is also the center for economic development of the region.
Area of the city – 19,35 km2.
Population – 24 846 (data from the year 2016).
Distance to Riga – 115 km.
Information from www.valmiera.lv.
RISEBA University of Applied Sciences in Riga offers its students contemporary and high-quality education already for more than 25 years. RISEBA is an inter-disciplinary and multicultural university preparing students for entrepreneurial careers at the international level. In addition to the business and management programmes, RISEBA has established the studies in the creative industries, architecture, communications and audiovisual media arts, thus transforming the institution into the place where “business meets art”. RISEBA provides the global labor market with intelligent, creative and independent thinking individuals.
Faculty of Architecture and Design (FAD) is established in 2011 offering architecture studies in the international settings in Latvia in two successive cycles – Academic Bachelor’s Degree Study programme “Architecture” (3,5 years, 210 ECTS) and Professional Master’s Degree Study programme “Architecture” (2 years, 120 ECTS). Since its foundation, the faculty has combined the best architecture education standards and teaching experiences within Europe becoming the architecture school to form and pursue international performance. Both programmes are taught in English.
RISEBA University of Applied Sciences
Address: 3 Meža Street, Riga, LV-1048
Phone: + 371 67500265
Faculty of Architecture and Design
Address: 4 Durbes Street, Riga, LV-1007
Phone: + 371 29349122
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