Last Updated:February 24, 2018
Athens Summer school 2018
STORE Summer Schools are collaborative two week workshops in architecture, art and design. Each year, we bring students together on experimental design and construction projects to create large scale installations and ambitious public performances.
In its first year the Athens Summer School will sited in the district of Kypselis. The site, classroom and workshop space will be located at the Municipal Market Kypselis in Athens. At the beginning of the workshop the students will observe and investigate the social and cultural thresholds within the district. Kypseli is the most densely populated area of Athens; the students will critically respond with the production of an architectural intervention that will activate the use of public space.
Each of our courses is led by experienced architects, artists and designers teaching at leading universities, All are dedicated to helping students realise their unique design vision, while our breadth of expertise allows us to offer diverse courses which consider urbanism, performance and craft.
Students will be part of a diverse, energetic and creative group, guided by our tutors through a hands-on, often playful design process driven by physical prototyping and testing. Through working together on an ambitious group build, students will develop the confidence to lead and enjoy working with others. Regular design critiques, photography and portfolio tutorials will provide valuable opportunities for critical reflection on their work both as a team and as individuals. It is our intention that students should leave the Summer School with the capacity to independently initiate and develop socially engaged design projects.
Who should attend
This course is open to students of all ages and with varying levels of experience. It will be of particular benefit to students interested in studying art, architecture or design at university level but also those currently enrolled in further education. Equally the course will provide an introduction to ambitious beginners with no design background.
STORE’s ethos of design through making ensures accessibility to those without extensive experience. Each and every student will be challenged imaginatively and creatively by set themes and by the scale of activities undertaken.
Accommodation is not included in the course fees. However, we would be very happy to recommend somewhere suitable to stay for all students who are not based in Athens.
For students wishing to enquire about recommended accommodation for the Athens Summer School, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for further details.
£400 – this includes all materials, equipment and a digital copy of the course documentation. Travel and accommodation are not included. Meals are not provided, but refreshments will be available throughout the day.
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“The course definitely improved my skills as an aspiring architect, especially aspects involving 1:1 construction. I also gained insight and understanding into how users interact with public space”
– Former Student, London summer school, 2017.