This three-week programme will explore the web of relationships between people and place. This innovative and interdisciplinary course borrows from human geography, experimental- and environmental-psychology, history, and sociology to ask important questions about the urban environments in which we live. It also addresses the right to the city, and views urban environments as contested places of interaction and change.
The course will unravel the practice, theory, policies and politics of placemaking, taking Amsterdam as a site for analysis. Placemaking is more than a method; it is a philosophy for the development and experience of cities. We extend our methods of learning beyond the classroom and take to the outdoors daily. Experiencing the city through the many different sensory lenses is at the heart of this programme, and presents exciting alternative ways to understand how people live in, respond to, and imagine their cities.
- International classroom of limited size to ensure personal interaction.
- Enjoy Amsterdam as your living lab!
- Join us in exploring this truely innovative and interdisciplinary way of interpreting and analysing the city!