Stories & Projects

Summer Workshop in London


During the London workshop 'School of Civic Action' students from across Europe gathered to collaborate, co-produce and co-create together with local citizens from London. The two week summer school was a partnership between Umeå School of Architecture,  public works Tate Exchange Roskilde Festival and  Curry Stone Design Honourees

During July 2018, Umeå School of Architecture arranged summer workshops in Barcelona, London, Palermo, Træna and Umeå. The workshops were part of courses on both bachelor and master level and involved architecture students from Sweden and abroad.

The workshop focused on this year's Tate Exchange theme of 'Production'. The students participated in a two-week summer school at the Tate Modern and sites across London - engaging in productive and performative pedagogies around Civic City Making, whilst testing new knowledge via a live build project at R-Urban in Poplar, East London.

The School brought together students across all ages and disciplinary backgrounds, and offered spaces in the program for citizens in London as well as students from Umeå School of Architecture and Central Saint Martins in London. The aim was to share and produce knowledge around civic actions, access to land, ecology and future city visions, using the public platform of the Tate Modern as a space to engage with a wider audience (a few thousand visitors). The School of Civic Action also produced a series of live-build elements designed and made in collaboration with key local stakeholders.

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