Studio-X Workshops

Class of 2016 GSAPP students of Architecture (2nd year M. Arch), Historic Preservation (1st year HP), Critical Curatorial and Conceptual Practices on Architecture (1st year CCCP), and Urban Planning (1st year UP) are eligible to apply to the following summer workshops. Please check back in the coming days for more details or attend the 2015 Summer Workshop Information Session on Wednesday, March 4 from 2-4pm in 113 Avery Hall to learn more.

Online applications will open on Friday, March 6, 2015. The deadline to apply is midnight on the night of Monday, March 23, 2015. Please note that students may apply to up to two workshops but attend only one. Also, students should be aware that it is their responsibility to research and adhere to their respective travel visa requirements.

Amman Cultural Trails

Led by Jyoti Hosagrahar
July 25 – August 1, 2015
Amman, Jordan

Explore Amman’s rich historic monuments and rapid urbanization. Examine ways in which the cultural heritage of an Arab city is understood and interpreted in the contemporary context.  Contribute towards more socially and environmentally sustainable urban futures.

Art Spaces in Post-Growth Japan

Led by Lynne Breslin and Kunio Kudo
May 25 – June 10, 2015

Ask the following questions: What are the new art experiences in Japan?  How do they relate to post-growth economic decline and ecological decay? How has the form and content of art been transformed? How do museums and galleries anchor major urban developments?


Led by Geeta Mehta
June 2015
Madurai, India

Bring skills and ideas to the Vaigai River Restoration Project (VRRP) and learn to engage communities for developing sustainable and resilient solutions. Identify the issues, raise public awareness, and envision a better future for the Vaigai River and the people who live alongside it by building a collaborative partnership of stakeholders, including environmental organizations, schools, universities, activists, government representatives, cultural institutions, artisans, performers, and the people of Madurai.


Led by Jeffrey Johnson
June 2015
Shenzhen, China

Focus on low-carbon cities and architecture, an important theme that can be developed over a number of years.  Inspire a critical discussion and collaboration on sustainable strategies for urban development between GSAPP students and faculty, Studio-X, and local, regional and global experts in the field.

ROMA 20-25

Led by Sandro Marpillero
June 2015
Rome, Italy

Join twelve Italian and twelve international schools of architecture in envisioning Rome’s urban future.  Take part in an international design workshop and exhibition, “Rome 20-25: New Life Cycles for the Metropolis,” developed by the Urban Planning Department of the City of Rome and the MAXXI Foundation (National Museum of 21st Century Arts in Rome).


Led by Emanuel Admassu
May 31 – June 13, 2015
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Analyze, document and represent the rapid urbanization of one of the largest markets in Africa.  Invent means of representation that deal with the constant negotiation between two extremes, the relentlessly transforming landscape of the city of Addis Ababa and the rapidly shifting requirements of the merchants within.

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