SUMMER SCHOOL

The summer school is scheduled from August 20th to 27th at the Faculty of Architecture (ULg) in Liège, Belgium. It will consist in an intensive workshop combined with a public evening program: screenings, lectures and debates. 40 international Graduate and PhD students will be selected to work on the future of the modern apartment building. These students will work in teams of 10 under the supervision of one of the 4 tutors. The main question to tackle is: how architectural interventions could release potential strategies for the renewal of apartment buildings, products of the real estate boom during the 60s and 70s? At the end of the week, the results of this work will be presented to and discussed with a panel of architects, urban designers, academics and public authorities. It will later be compiled in a publication and subject of a public exhibition on the apartment building in Belgium in May 2017. The summer school is organized by a group of researchers and assistants from the Department of Architecture of the Universities of Liège and Ghent with as objective to encourage exchanges of architectural culture between universities.