International Summer Academy Zurich
From Suburb to City – Academic Program
The International Summer Academy Zurich is being run jointly by the Architects Group Krokodil and the Department of Architecture D-ARCH of the ETH Zurich from July 22 to August 5, 2012.
For two weeks around 100 students and 30 lecturers from 30 different countries will devote themselves in 10 Design studios to the theme of the city / agglomeration / landscape. The vision ‘Glatt – die Stadt’ (‘Glatt – the City’) by the Architects Group Krokodil provides the conceptual basis. Within designated ‘intervention areas‘ an examination is made of the various factors that can contribute to the development of a city of real quality. How does a city arise? What is the relationship between old and new? What defines a city? How can identity be created? What role does the architectural project play? The event will be accompanied by a broad range of public lectures and discussions involving architects, planners and economists.