2015 Summer Workshops

Workshop Merkato in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

May 31 – June 13, 2015

Led by Emanuel Admassu

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.

Cultural Trails in Amman, Jordan

July 25 – August 1, 2015

Led by Jyoti Hosagrahar

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

May 25 – June 10, 2015

Led by Lynne Breslin and Kunio Kudo

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?

Building Social Capital by Design: Restoring the Vaigai River and Public Spaces in Madurai, India

June 2015

Led by Geeta Mehta

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.

Roma 20-25, Italy

June 2015

Led by Sandro Marpillero

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).

Low Carbon Cities and Architecture: Pingdi Pilot Zone, Shenzhen, China

June 2015

Led by Jeffrey Johnson

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.