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
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.