Bolzano, Italy

Acting the in-between

when 10 September 2016 - 16 September 2016
language English
duration 1 week
fee EUR 200

For a long time the notion of the in-between has had an influential role on our spatial understanding and can support unexpected approaches to issues related to the reciprocal influence between design and space. Acting the In-between is a one-week summer school whose aim is to challenge those forms of interaction and discussion, which one experiences and practices within various institutional communication and exchange spaces.
During this interdisciplinary summer school, we will concentrate on issues related to the idea of both, university and exhibition space, as established places of education and knowledge-transfer. Taking the Free University of Bozen Bolzano and ar/ge kunst as an example, we will investigate their role as active and discursive spaces and imagine further, “other” spaces.
 The participants will be asked to develop these “other” spaces outside of the physical boundaries and the rules of the institutions and to question their characteristics. Is it possible to stimulate, in a non-conventional manner, the way we interact, discuss, show, see, talk and listen? How can these “other” spaces become tangible in the public space of Bolzano in the form of ephemeral, site-specific interventions/actions? 
Guests from different disciplines and contexts will participate in the discussion around these issues with contributions in different formats, which can vary from workshops to walks or shared dinners.

You can make an application by sending a CV and a portfolio consisting of 5 images of your work and a short description (max 300 characters including spaces for each image) to
The deadline for applications is 29 July 2016.

Acting the in-between is a collaboration between the faculty of Design and Art of the Free University of Bozen•Bolzano ( and Ar/ge Kunst (

Course leader

Roberto Gigliotti (Interior & exhibit design, UNIBZ)
Eva Mair (Architecture, Tu Wien)
Jonathan Pierini (Graphic design, UNIBZ)

Alex Martinis Roe
Andreas Müller
Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga
Gerhard Glüer
More to come…

Target group

The summer school is open to students of all levels and young professionals in graphic design, product design and architecture.

Course aim

Starting with an input by the artist Alex Martinis Roe and Fotini Lazaridou-Hatzigoga, the participants will work through the week on the realisation of ephemeral interventions in the public space of the city of Bolzano.
Andreas Müller, Gerhard Glüher (and …) will hold their lectures at the beginning of the week.
A presentation in the ar/ge kunst gallery is foreseen at the end of the school.

Credits info

Architecture students from TU Wien can get 4 ECTS for the summer school

Fee info

EUR 200: Fees do not include travel costs, accommodation and lunches. The participants will be informed about affordable accommodation and will receive a unibz student card in order to have access at the university canteen.
Participants need to bring their own laptops, digital equipment and model making tools. Please ensure this equipment is covered by your own insurance as unibz accepts no responsibility for items lost or stolen at the workshop.