Desperate Houselives / Ideas for peri-urban areas

#Summer School
27 Aug - 7 Sep 2018
Exhibition: 7 - 14 Sep, Opening: 7 Sep at 19.00
HDA House of Architecture, Graz, AT
HDA Graz, Palais Thinnfeld, Mariahilferstraße 2, Graz, Austria

How to deal with the European hinterland? The Summer School will focus on the City of Graz: The town consists of 17 districts, from which we chose five: Puntigam, Liebenau, Straßgang, Wetzelsdorf and Gösting. All of them are located around the historic core of the city, forming a perimeter of undefined peri-urban outskirts. There are huge similarities between them. There is a lack of urbanity, centrality or any kind of spatial hierarchy. Each district contains a fragmented landscape with a mix of urban and rural characteristics. None of them has ever been in the center of attention, although current gentrification processes indicate a continuous rise of the number of people living there in the near future.

Ten young emerging architects from the Future Architecture Platform participants will pass on their way of thinking and their working methods to 25 students. By bringing together two emerging architects from different architectural practices to lead one group together, new synergies and potentials can arise. Each group out of two tutors and five students is invited to work on one district in a collaborative way. We aim to generate an open work atmosphere where the possibilities of emerging ideas and strategies can be explored without any restrictions in order to put forth an alternative scenario for each area. The Summer school will take place between 27 Aug and 7 Sep at House of Architecture (HDA), Graz.

Lera Samovich – fala atelier (PT), Stefano Tornieri – Babau Bureau (IT), Benedict Esche – Kollektiv A (DE), Ibai Rigby – Parallel Sprawl (CH), Akil Scafe-Smith – RESOLVE (GB), Francisco Fonseca – SKREI (PT), Samuele Squassabia – Studiospazio (IT), Therese Leick – TAB Collective (AT), Francisco Moura Veiga – CARTHA (CH), Elena Karpilova – Architectural Thinking School for Children (BY)

7 - 14 Sep
Opening: 9 Sep 19.00

The results of the Summer School will be transferred into an exhibition during the last days of the two-weeks block. A booklet documenting the works will be produced simultaneously and printed for the opening, where also a guest critics will be invited to discuss the outcomes of the summer school.

Future Architecture emerging architects will present their offices and collectives.

29 Aug 18.00
with RESOLVE (Akil Scafe-Smith)- GB, Studiospazio (Samuele Squassabia) - IT, Parallel Sprawl (Ibai Rigby) - CH, Kollektiv A (Benedict Esche) - DE, SKREI (Francisco Fonseca) - PT

30 Aug 18.00
TAB Collective (Therese Leick) - AT,  Babau Bureau (Stefano Tornieri) - IT,  Architectural Thinking School for Children (Elena Karpilova) - BY, fala atelier (Lera Samovich) - PT, CARTHA (Francisco Moura Veiga) - PT