Amsterdam 2014 Summer School 5–20 July THINKING CITY The

Summer School
5–20 July
The Dynamics of Making
WITH: Hans Boutellier, Janna Bystrykh, Linda van Deursen,
Bruno Doedens, Jan-Willem Duyvendak, Dick van Gameren /
Mecanoo Architects, Nathan de Groot, Jerzy Gawronski, Burton
Hamfelt, Kai van Hasselt, Cintha van Heeswijck, Herman
Hertzberger, Boris Hocks, Lada Hrsak, Leonie Janssen-Jansen,
Kamiel Klaasse / NL Architects, Robert Kloosterman, Jan
Latten, Kadir van Lohuizen, Bjarne Mastenbroek / SeARCH,
Arnold Reijndorp, Michiel Riedijk / Neutelings Riedijk, Jacob van
Rijs / MVRDV, Jair Schalkwijk, Wouter Vanstiphout / CRIMSON,
Menno van der Veen, Han Wiskerke, Juha van ‘t Zelfde.
University of Amsterdam, Graduate Academy of Architecture Amsterdam
Mevis + Van Deursen
Stichting Drs C. van Zadelhoff Fonds
School of Social Sciences and
Amsterdam Economic Board
Pakhuis de Zwijger
Centre for Urban Studies
Amsterdam Metropolitan Solutions (AMS)
ProjectManagement Bureau Amsterdam
Van Eesteren-Fluck & Van Lohuizen
Amsterdams Universiteitsfonds
Project Organisatie Westpoort
Van Rossum raadgevend ingenieurs
Sense of Place
Warp streaming internet facilities
TU Delft, Faculty of Architecture and the
Built Environment
VMX Architects
Summer School Thinking City: The Dynamics of Making Amsterdam
This summer the University of Amsterdam and Delft University of Technology organise, in
collaboration with VMX Architects, a unique interdisciplinary Summer School about city planning and
city making. Hundred participants from around the world will work for two weeks on a sustainable
future for Amsterdam.
Summer School studios
The group of participants will consist of Master’s students, Phd students and professionals with
diverse backgrounds—from social and economical sciences to architecture and urban planning.
Under the guidance of leading scientists and designers, they will work on various issues in
Amsterdam. Since current developments ask for new ways of planning, innovative, cooperative
working methods play an important role in the programme. In the studios the participants will
therefore work in interdisciplinary teams on concrete case studies, in close collaboration with various
local partners. The programme will be housed in the Academy of Architecture, in the centre of
Amsterdam. In addition, excursions will be organised and fieldwork will take place on site.
Public programme
In parallel to the studios a public evening programme will be organised. Renowned speakers will
share their views of Amsterdam and will raise a discussion on city planning worldwide. To experience
Amsterdam’s rich cultural infrastructure, the evening lectures will be organised in different
remarkable buildings throughout the city. Various parties, among which are Pakhuis de Zwijger and
Stadgenoot, take part in the organisation of the programme.
The Summer School will take place from 5 to 20 July 2014. Applications can be submitted via the
website, until 25 April. The tuition fee is €800,-. A limited number of scholarships are available,
therefore an early registration is recommended. Suggestions for accommodation within various price
ranges will be given. After completion of the Summer School participants will receive a certificate
and 3 ECTS, to be transferred at one’s home university. The public programme will be largely
accessible for free or for a small fee. Follow our social media for regular updates on the programme.
For more information please contact Sanne van den Breemer en Marieke Brink