HIGH-LEVEL TRAINING COURSE | 2022 Edition
Architecture for Humanity
HUMANITY AT THE HEART OF DESIGN
28th November 2022 / 17th February 2023
Internship at Lacaton Vassal, TAMassociati
Pandemic, economic crisis, migration, and climate change: every area - from the periphery of our metropolis to the most remote tropical village - can now be defined as an “emergency context”. The United Nations - already before the pandemic cycle - estimated that the fragmentation of conflicts, combined with the effects of the economic and ecological crisis, was generating a humanitarian emergency greater than that caused by the Second World War.
In this context, the architect plays a fundamental role, because architecture responds to man’s primary needs. Finding shelter, receiving education, living healthy are rights that require “containers” in the first place, and architecture - great architecture - would be very little if limited to contexts of well-being; since man is at the center of architecture, and man, in any context, in any condition, deserves dignity and beauty. This is why the course in Architecture for Humanity was born, to train designers who know how to compose meaningful architecture even in the most complex contexts, to bring quality where you have always designed to the bottom, beauty where you are used to not seeing it. Accustomed to designing in terms of objectives, budget, and understanding of anthropological phenomena, the designers will - instead - acquire a method that can be used in any context, capable of optimizing resources and design stimuli to produce, in any condition, a refined architectural phenomenon.
Through the study of the global scenario and the comparison with the experience of some of the most authoritative voices in the field (from the UN to representatives of the government of territories in emergency) the designers will focus on the technical and compositional strategies to be adopted in the humanitarian, social and emergency field, during 82 hours of lessons, 32 hours of workshop and numerous interventions by renowned professionals. At the end of the course, YACademy Placement office will guarantee each student a proposal for an internship/collaboration within the partner studios.
Italian (interpreter for foreign students)
28.11.2022 / 17.02.2023
3 days/week - Full time
1.800 € + VAT online
2.700 € + VAT standard
3.900 € + VAT advanced
5 full scholarships available for the most deserving candidates
DESIGN A PEDIATRIC CLINIC IN SENEGAL
The workshop will represent the occasion of practical synthesis to test all the notions available through the others teaching modules, ensuring strategic answers with respect to a real architectural project.
The course will be carried out in collaboration with TAMAssociati – an international landmark in the humanitarian architecture field – and it will deal with the design of some medical-pediatric clinics in Senegal. During the workshop, designers will have the opportunity to measure themselves on different levels, with some of the most important elements of the humanitarian architecture. Firstly, a geographical, social and poor context, with scarce resources and workers, but with a strong necessity of functional and quality architectures. Secondly, the opportunity to get in touch with the architecture for children care topic: which means, a place created to give comfort and held to the most helpless segments of society, which in these structures can be able to find not only medical care, but it should be also a comforting and welcoming context, that can become a positive reference and a beacon of hope for the local community. Lastly, the technological topic: the absence or the failure of the fundamental networks (data, water, light) define the needs of autonomous structures able to fully guarantee their needs, completing the perfect picture of a significant design, both on the technical side and on the solidarity cooperation side.
Anne Lacaton & Jean-Philippe Vassal, lacaton & vassal
Mariam Kamara, Atelier Masōmī
Giancarlo Mazzanti, El Equipo Mazzanti
Tatiana Bilbao, Tatiana Bilbao Estudio
Anupama Kundoo, Anupama Kundoo Architects
Raul Pantaleo, TAMassociati
Lorenzo Porcelli & Lori Zillante, Mario Cucinella Architects
Alessandra Quartesan, Inspirafarms
Alessio Battistella, DAStU Politecnico di Milano
Raoul Vecchio, Balouo Salo
Nicola Scaranaro, Foster + Partners
Jean Paul Uzabakiriho, MASS Design
Matteo Agnoletto, Università di Bologna
Alessandro Marata, Università di Bologna
Andrea Angeli, Architect
Agostino Ghirardelli, SBGA Blengini Ghirardelli
Roberto Dini, Politecnico di Torino
Laura Heykoop, IOM International Organization for Migration
Silvio Gualdi, CMCC entro Euro-Mediterraneo sui Cambiamenti Climatici
Eugenia Di Girolamo, NYC Department of City Planning
Silvia Berselli, Università di Parma
Students or graduates in Architecture/Design can apply to the course. The commission, based on the assessment of the application, may admit students with different qualifications.
To apply, it is necessary to register online and submit a Curriculum Vitae, a Portfolio, and a Motivational Letter. Moreover, it is necessary to pay the administration fee (60€ + VAT). The best 35 candidates will be admitted to the course according to the rules.
The candidates are invited to consider the deadlines carefully. In case of possible modifications to the deadlines, they will be promptly notified.
9th May 2022
30th September 2022
10th October 2022
ENROLLMENT FEE PAYMENT DEADLINE
14th October 2022
21st October 2022
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