Cass Cities Summer School, Brussels.

In collaboration with their friends at Ruimte Vlaanderen, the Flemish government’s sparky spatial planning team, Cass Cities are organising a 6 day summer school in Brussels.
Date: 26 April 2014
In collaboration with their friends at Ruimte Vlaanderen, the Flemish government’s sparky spatial planning team, Cass Cities are organising a 6 day summer school in Brussels. From 30th June until 5th July 2014 a group of 20 students will work together with an impressive cluster of practitioners, all of whom are enthusiastically joining in and like to teach. The group will consider how to make the urban economy of the Brussels Metropolitan Northern Area more visible, more extrovert. We believe that this would be a good thing, here as in all cities. 4 teams will each focus on an example area, and will observe and propose.
There will be workshop sessions, talks and discussions. There will be walking, looking, recording and drawing, suggesting and persuading. A punchy publication is expected to follow, reflecting also on the earlier experiences of a group from the Cass considering what to do with Heysel.
Teachers will include Cass professor Mark Brearley, Jan Zaman from Ruimte VlaanderenFinn Williamsfrom the GLAJoachim Declerck from Architecture Workroom BrusselsJulian Lewis from East, Adam Towle, and Sarah Considine from Cass Cities, and Francesca Benedetto from Yellow Office. There will be guests from the city of Brussels and Flanders.
Participation is free, but students will need to pay for their own accommodation in the nice budget hotel, will need to organise their own travel, and will be asked to contribute to the cost of producing the publication.
To join in you will need to be a graduate, a designer, and have a keen interest in cities, what goes on in them, how they are shaped, and what can make them better places for all. You don’t need to be a student at the Cass, but you must be sharp and keen.
Applications are invited by email to Mark Brearley or Jan Zaman. You should express your interest, in a way that will persuade us, with a short text and between one and a handful of images. 
Applications by the end of Friday 16th May. The selection of students will be confirmed by the end of May.

See also the Cass Cities Masters , another great option for future city shapers.

News details

Deadline: Friday 16th May
Contact: Adam Towle

Recent news from The Cass

Acclaimed actor and writer delivers insightful talk to Cass students

The acclaimed actor and writer, Richard Katz, visits Cass Theatre Arts students to discuss his experience of working in the performing arts industry.

Cass Christmas Cracker 2017

Thursday, 14 December, 3-8pm

The twelfth annual open studios at Calcutta House features exhibition by Fine Art BA and Photography BA students and a pop up exhibition by first year architects.

Musarc Winter Konzert

Musarc, the architectural choir/research project based at The Cass, has announced details of their 2017 Christmas Concert.

Window Wanderland

Cass students transform library windows into exhibition space for Aldgate community arts event


Foundation students at The Cass exhibit over 2000 sculptures in pop-up plasticine exhibition

London Met’s graduates celebrated at the Barbican

The Winter Graduation ceremony saw hundreds of London Met graduands celebrate their academic achievements at London’s Barbican Centre.

London Met alumna to become Lorelei Press’s newest author

Sarah Jane Wilson, who studied Creative Writing at London Met, will have her debut novel published in 2018.

Cass graduate wins prestigious curtain design competition

Denise Lewis, a recent Textile Design BA graduate, has won a competition to design curtain fabric for the anti-poverty and social action centre, Toynbee Hall.

Students ‘don’t believe’ they graduated with Richard Wilson

Richard Wilson OBE, aka Victor Meldrew, was awarded an honorary degree by London Metropolitan University at the 2017 Winter Graduation ceremony.

Big Blanket for Crisis

London Met raises awareness of homelessness in London with a Textile Design project.

Poetry, Prose and Stories to tell

An evening of celebration was held in order to launch Just Met 2017, an anthology featuring creative writing work from students at the University.

Collaboration between The Cass and Comune di Belmonte Calabro, Italy

Students from The Sir John Cass School of Art, Architecture and Design have started a three-year regeneration collaboration with Belmonte, Italy.

The Cass to host multimedia and live performance event

The Cass will be hosting an exhibition of multimedia installations and live performances next week.

Architecture students present their work to the Mayor of Leicester

Students studying the urban development of cities in the Midlands recently had the opportunity to present their work to the Mayor of Leicester.

Applied Technology in Architecture and the Fulham Scouts

A group of Diploma Architecture students are working with the 15th Fulham Scout Group to create a live construction project.