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
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.