AMS Summer Schools

July 9-13 2018 – Interpretive Policy Analysis: conflict and sustainable futures
AMS Institute will host an intensive PhD summer school, organized by Wageningen School of Social Sciences and in collaboration with the European Consortium for Political Research (ECRP).
This course aims to provide PhD students with in-depth knowledge of interpretive methodologies and theories to understand and intervene in conflicts about sustainable futures. Students will explore possible ways of understanding, analyzing, explaining and intervening in these complex transitions to more sustainable societies. Check here for more information and to register.

June 28- 30 & July 3, 2018 – Re-Learning Public Space: An Action Research Lab in Amsterdam
During this active Summer School, participants will look for the stories behind innovative approaches and appropriations of public spaces in Amsterdam. They will identify related dilemmas, and (re)formulate research questions together with local participants, such as citizens, their organizations, municipal officials, developers with and without property. The resulting city guide will enable participants to experience local everyday practices, and engage in explorations on five thematic routes that present alternative narratives of the city. This Summer School links to the gathering of the AESOP Thematic Group Public Spaces and Urban Cultures event at AMS Institute and will therefore have the set-up of an Action Research Lab, with participants spending most of their time doing fieldwork and generating new insights. More information about the program and how to register can be found here.

August 21-28 2018 – Integrated Mobility Challenges in Future Metropolitan Areas
Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Metropolitan Solutions (AMS), the Delft Deltas, Infrastructures & Mobility Initiative (DIMI), the University of Paris-Est and ARENA Architectural Research Network join Delft University of Technology in the organization of the interdisciplinary 2018 Summer School: Integrated Mobility Challenges in Future Metropolitan Areas. This is a follow up of the Making the Metropolis edition held in Amsterdam in August 2017 and the Stations of the Future event held in Paris in March 2018. Integrated Mobility Challenges will explore interdisciplinary approaches towards a sustainable urban integration of rail-metro stations. By using Amsterdam (case of Sloterdijk station area) as test-bed and design location, students will exchange knowledge and apply different strategies of sustainable solutions.

Please refer to our event page for more information about the program and registration.

Manifestation Teleport ’86, the new train station Sloterdijk. Foto: Frans Brusselmans / Collectie Amsterdams Stadsblad

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To find out more about our Summer School Program you can read the summary of our 2017 Summer School: Making the Metropolis.