May 25, 2005
by Canadian Architect
During the 2005/2006 academic year, the postgraduate program of the Bauhaus Dessau foundation will focus on the phenomenon of global, crisis-regulating urbanization. In the recent past, the role of the UN troops in handling local, national and international conflicts has expanded considerably. They contribute not only to resolving conflicts, but play an important role in rebuilding political, social and cultural institutions. The spatial patterns of these global interventions will be the subject of investigation throughout the Kolleg year, as will the local characteristics that influence these processes in locations such as Kabul, Mostar or Addis Ababa.
The two-part Bauhaus Kolleg program consists of an orientation phase, which concentrates more on theory and analysis, and a project phase that focuses more strongly on developing working methods and strategies. An exhibition and the production of a book are scheduled to conclude the Kolleg year.
The Bauhaus Kolleg is now accepting applications for the upcoming program. Graduates with a strong academic background in the fields of art, architecture, urban planning, cultural theory, design, media studies, philosophy and other related disciplines are invited to apply. The application deadline is August 31, 2005.
For further details about the program and the application form, please visit www.bauhaus-dessau.de. Click on the link "Kolleg" or go to www.un-urbanism.de.