Opening Summer School Thinking City


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On Friday 3 July, Summer School Thinking City 2015 will be officially opened by Don Murphy (VMX Architects) and Zef Hemel (Amsterdam Economic Board, Wibautchair University of Amsterdam). We cordially invite you to attend this opening, together with the group of sixty participants and all local stakeholders that are involved in the programme.

A group of sixty scientists, planners and designers from all around the world will work for two weeks on specific urban challenges for the city of Amsterdam, in interdisciplinary teams and in close collaboration with local stakeholders. Arcam is stakeholder of the case ‘Art & Entrepreneurship’.

Public Programme
During the two weeks of the Summer School you can also attend the Public Programme: skill training workshops and free public lectures, which will be held throughout the city. On the 4th and 6th of July a public lecture will be held at Arcam. On 16 July the final presentations will be held. Afterwards there is a party. We invite you to join us. Please put also this date in your diary!

Summer School Thinking City 2015: Beyond Resilience 
This second edition of the programme, themed ‘Beyond Resilience’, will explore the capacity of urban systems to not only withstand unexpected changes or even crises, but benefit from them. This question will be addressed through six different case studies, ranging from the topics of urban infrastructure and circular economy to health and the urban environment, from the role of art festivals in the city to the liveability of a tourist hot spot, from the participation of refugees in society to the quality of life of elderly in an urban neighborhood.

Date: 3th July 2015
Time: 19.30 – 21.30h
Location: Pakhuis de Zwijger
Admission: Free

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