Stories & Projects

Summer Workshop in Umeå

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During the workshop held in Umeå the students worked together to develop a new catalogue of social-public furniture; defined as Urban Entities. Engaged as an "act-tank" group, the students proposed solutions of immediate implementation and assemblage, using recyclable materials deployed with minimum impact construction methods. 

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.

In this workshop the students developed sustainable strategies and spatial devices for temporal conditions. The aim was to maximise opportunities for interaction and sustainable occupation of spaces while creating dynamic and productive landscapes, thus expanding the notion of place-activation.

Several areas in Umeå was provided as a territory to explore ways to enhance socio-cultural interaction. Sites of potential was identified and turned into nodes in the promotion and reclamation of Public Space, with the objective to make it accessible for everyone.

During these ten days, the students worked together to develop a new catalogue of social-public furniture; defined as Urban Entities. Engaged as an "act-tank" group, the students proposed solutions of immediate implementation and assemblage, using recyclable materials deployed with minimum impact construction methods. 

This workshop focused on mechanisms of interaction with the city at a socio-cultural and productional level, triggering subsequent phases of analysis and research.

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