- 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.
2-10 September 2023
Augasse 2-6, 1090 Wien @ Kulturzentrum 4lthangrund
VAS² is a 9-day full-time program. Participants can apply for one of the proposed workshops. The week starts with a welcome event on September 2 and is complemented by daily lectures, a joint excursion and a public closing event on September 10.
Workshops and lectures will be held in English. All other languages are welcome to be shared informally.
The Summer School fee (180€) includes a welcome dinner and specific workshop materials. Participants are expected to organise and pay for their own travel and accommodation. We know: We ask you for a lot of money and effort. But: 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.
Applicants are asked to send an email ︎ with a brief introduction about themselves (2-3 sentences) and the title of the workshop they would like to attend, as well as a 2nd and 3rd priority. Please send your application ︎no later than 31st of July 2023. As soon as we receive your application via email we will get back to you immediately. Please note that the number of participants is limited.
After the closing of the open call (July 31, 2023), all confirmed participants will be informed about the workshop to which they have been accepted. We would like to mention that we are not able to guarantee a slot in the workshop of first choice. Nevertheless, we will respect your named priorities as much as possible.
For further questions please do not hesitate to contact us: ︎