Netherlands, Amsterdam

Amsterdam/Rotterdam: Exploring Identity

when 1 July 2017 - 14 July 2017
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 ECTS
fee EUR 1400

Amsterdam and Rotterdam - two cities with very different backgrounds, issues and opportunities, located at a distance of just 80 kilometers from each other. What are the components that determine the image and identity of a city? Which role does architecture play in city branding and city experience? This two-week graduate programme will explore the influence of architecture and urban design on the identity of cities.

Course leader

Zef Hemel

Target group

Student profile: a completed Bachelor's programme.
Interest or work in a field related to architecture or urban planning.

Course aim

In this summer school, a wide range of subjects will be addressed over the course of two weeks, contrasting and comparing the potential of both Dutch cities – from density and the city as experimental ground to metropolitan icons and waterfront architecture. Participants will experience Amsterdam and Rotterdam during extensive tours and site visits of key locations, day and night. Meet architects, decision makers and local people, and explore the cities from within.
At the final presentation, the participants will share their results, e.g. in the shape of a narrative, design or film with a public audience.

Fee info

EUR 1400: Regular fee


U21/LERU and Travelgrants available. See course-website

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