• What is VAS²?

The Vienna Architecture Summer School (VAS²)  aims to provide an open learning space and prototypical infrastructure for exchange and negotiation of knowledges in architecture, reaching beyond dominating institutions and mainstream discourses. The second edition of the VAS² invites local and international participants to exchange with young architects and established experts all practising in and beyond Vienna.

The program is based on diverse approaches and ideas, that are to be discussed in different formats and media: design-workshops, lectures, theory-sessions, discussions, walks, explorations, site-visits, performances. We seek to develop alternative models and approaches for education and design in architecture that are equally shaped by organisers, participants and guests.

The call for participation is open to students, graduates and drop-outs in architecture and other related disciplines, willing to engage with space-related topics, peers and invited guests in a common workshop setting complemented by lectures, excursions and gatherings.

  • Time

August 24 - September 01, 2024

  • Location

 Nordwestbahnstraße 16, 1200 Wien @ Nordwestbahnhof 

  • Program

is a 9-day full-time program. Participants can apply for one of the proposed workshops. The week starts with a welcome event on August 24 and is complemented by daily lectures, a joint excursion and a public closing event on September 01.

  • Language

Workshops and lectures will be held in English. All other languages are welcome to be shared informally.

  • Fee

The Summer School fee (180€) includes a welcome dinner, excursion, and specific workshop materials. Participants are expected to organise and pay for their own travel and accommodation. VAS² is a self-organised summer school without a big institution in the background. We can offer you such a level of professionalism and autonomy only with your participation fee. Nevertheless, we are happy to assist you with planning your stay.
  • Application

Fill in the form to apply: ︎.  Application Deadline July 24, 2024.

  • Q+A

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