For its tenth year running, Hello Wood is once again hosting its popular international summer school for young architects to help foster a 'thinking through making' mentality. The studio is putting out an open call for the jubilee event, which is themed around the folklore tradition of Carnival and will give would-be attendees an opportunity to pitch what they feel are the most pressing issues facing our society and how architecture can solve these concerns.
The annual event has a global reach, with the previous summer schools participated by 900 students from across 40 countries and 80 universities, including workshop leaders from notable studios such as Kengo Kuma and Urban Think-Tank. "We see this year's summer school as a gigantic celebration with the most progressive architects from all around the world working together as one community," Hello Wood's founders stated.
The annual festivities of Carnival, see communities coming together to celebrate the end of a period of time and the beginning of a new era. Proposals should have this in mind since the summer school will say farewell to its past ten years with its own festival, culminating in a parade with the installations as the stars. Performative creations are a much greater focus for the Hello Wood summer school this year than ever before, meaning portable architecture will be an integral aspect of the successful proposals. This parade will even see past workshop leaders and participants returning to take part in the procession, which will lead down into the nearby village joining a local cultural festival with thousands of attendants of the general public.
Hello Wood's 2019 summer school will run between 15-21 July and is available to architects, designers, artists and academics of relevant fields, with professionals able to apply to become a workshop leader. Students can apply to take part under their leadership, but this year Hello Wood is allowing those that have taken part in at least two summer schools to apply as a workshop leader.
To take part in the international summer school, applicants will need to fill out Hello Wood's application form with their proposal. The deadline for applications is April 21, 2019. Students have until May 26 to apply.
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