Amsterdam Creative City: Summer School 2015

spuistraatAnnouncing the ASCA Cities 2015 international summer school Amsterdam Creative City: Media, Art and Architecture. This intensive BA-level summer course uses Amsterdam as a living laboratory to explore the relationship between creativity, cities, and globalization. It combines theoretical readings and discussion-based seminars with extensive fieldwork in key locations across the city, ranging from the canal and museum districts in the historical city centre to more experimental or marginal sites like art incubators, squats, and urban planning projects in the outskirts. The course looks at the ways in which global practices in art, media, and urban redevelopment are taking shape in a European city that has long functioned as a centre of cultural exchange. In particular, the course uses Amsterdam as a stimulating case study to critically examine the notion of the ‘creative city’.

Teaching staff: Christoph Lindner, Pedram Dibazar, Miriam Meissner, and Judith Naeff.

More details, including admission and scholarship application forms, are available on the University of Amsterdam’s summer school website.