From 3 to 16 July the Foundation Thinking City organises a unique interdisciplinary Summer School on city planning and city making. A group of sixty scientists, planners and designers from all around the world will work for two weeks on specific urban challenges for the city of Amsterdam, in close collaboration with the University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions and local stakeholders. In the evenings a free public lecture programme will be accommodated on remarkable sites throughout the city.
This second edition of the programme, themed ‘Beyond Resilience’, will explore the capacity of urban systems to not only withstand changes or even crises, but benefit from them. This question will be addressed through six different case studies. The focus of these cases ranges from the topics of urban infrastructure and circular economy to digital healthcare, from the role of art festivals in the city to the liveability of a tourist hot spot, from the participation of refugees in society to the quality of life of elderly in an urban environment. As a result of the programme, each group will create a narrative for their respective case study, which will be reviewed by the stakeholders for their potential for further elaboration. After successful continuation of many of last year’s projects, expectations are high for the coming summer.
Summer School Thinking City 2015 is organised in collaboration with the University of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS), in partnership with the Academy of Architecture Amsterdam, Arcam, Pakhuis de Zwijger and StadsSalon. The programme is made possible by GIRA, the Amsterdam Fund for the Arts (AFK) and the Creative Industries Fund NL.
For an impression see the trailer of the Summer School Thinking City 2014 below.
A limited number of scholarships will be available.
Deadline for application: 25 May 2015, 23:59 (CEST)