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Summer School Arts & Crafts - hands on in scale 1:1

Program Survey

For the first time, the University of Liechtenstein offers a Summer School whose aim is to strengthen and enhance artistic as well as handicraft aspects in education. This Summer School has been established as a cooperation between the Institute of Architecture and Planning and the Werkraum Bregenzerwald in Austria. The program consists of two weeks altogether which will be dedicated to one Week of Arts and one Week of Crafts that the participants will both be attending.
The first one, the Arts Week aims to improve sketching, drawing and sculpturing as a direct medium of designing and communicating.
The second, Crafts Week, enhances the understanding of materials and their manufacturing methods in Scale 1:1. The two weeks are supplemented by various visits to Artists’ studios as well as to related contemporary architectural sights. Through the practical course, international students will have the opportunity to develop a better understanding of the dynamic aspects and the role of arts and crafts in the field of Architecture in the past, present and future.
One of the most powerful approaches of this unique program is that learning is not limited to the computer and the classroom. Students will enjoy to work and interact with local, well established crafts-people during the program and they will be able to learn through the experience in Scale 1:1. The first week takes place at the University of Liechtenstein in Vaduz, the second week will be hosted by the Werkraum Bregenzerwald in Andelsbuch/Austria, in a building designed by the Swiss Architect Peter Zumthor. A final Exhibition of the Arts and Crafts Results will conclude the Summer School at the Werkraum Bregenzerwald. Participants will receive a certificate.
The Summer School is integrated in the daily life and local architecture of a region well known for its high level of craft traditions and careful use of resources, both major attitudes of sustainability.

Radio Bericht über die Summer School Arts & Crafts
Radio ORF Vorarlberg - Vorarlberg Magazin gesendet am 08.04.2015
Interview mit Carmen Rist-Stadelmann (Universität LIechtenstein) und Renate Breuss (Werkraum Bregenzerwald)