A globally-minded education is one of the most remarkable facets of GSAPP and Columbia University at large. Expanding the students' knowledge of the world enables them to engage with varied cultures, work across complex contexts, and contribute to advancing the fields of the built environment as citizens of the world. Global travel is fundamental to GSAPP's curricula and is inextricable from our students' formation – through studio and seminar study trips to Summer Workshops and Kinne Fellowships, as well as opportunities to engage with the Studio-X network and related exhibitions and events.



Each year, six to eight faculty-led research workshops assemble students from across the GSAPP's programs for an intensive study opportunity that revolves around a particular question in a global location. These summer workshops present students a unique chance for cross-disciplinary collaboration, firsthand experience, and global engagement with real situations.
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Burning Man
Black Rock City, Nevada
Aug 7, 2017 - Sep 2, 2017
Beirut Summer Workshop 2017
The Invisible Eight: The forgotten or otherwise erased modern buildings in Beirut, Lebanon
Beirut, Lebanon
Aug 5, 2017 - Aug 19, 2017
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Justice in Place: Downtown Regeneration in the Shadow of Urban Renewal in Hudson River Valley, NY
Poughkeepsie, New York
Aug 1, 2017 - Aug 18, 2017
Shenzhen summer workshop 2017
Data-Mining China: Urban Village in Shenzhen
Shenzhen, China
Jul 15, 2017 - Aug 12, 2017
Tokyo Summer Workshop 2017
Aging Tokyo in Japan
Tokyo, Japan
Jul 24, 2017 - Aug 4, 2017
Harare Summer Workshop 2017
Afro-Imaginaries in Harare, Zimbabwe
Harare, Zimbabwe
Jun 26, 2017 - Jul 13, 2017
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The Environmentalist Dilemma: Reducing the economic and social costs of a low carbon city in Madrid
Madrid, Spain
Jun 10, 2017 - Jul 9, 2017
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Heritage Sites of the Jordan Trail: Documenting and Interpreting 7,000 Years of Urban Living in Jordan
Jordan Trail, Jordan
Jun 13, 2017 - Jun 26, 2017
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Housing the Majority in Baishizhou Village, Shenzhen, China
Shenzhen, China
Aug 3, 2016 - Aug 27, 2016
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Immediate Shelter - Sustainable Neighborhood in Berlin, Germany
Berlin, Germany
Aug 10, 2016 - Aug 21, 2016


Studio-X represents an extensive network of collaborations around ideas, events, research projects, pop-up exhibitions, and publications that connect GSAPP faculty, students, and staff with local partners across the globe.