The Independent School for the City is a interdisciplinary and proudly independent education platform that offers unique opportunities for ambitious professionals from all over the world to delve into the issues at the very forefront of contemporary Urban(ism) theory and practice through an educational programme of Stories, Strategies and Action. The Independent School for the City offers various stand-alone courses, ranging from a 4-day crash course on filmmaking in relation to architecture and the city, to an intensive 12-week programme on contemporary urbanism. The activist and multidisciplinary approach of the Independent School is strongly embedded in all activities, whether you participate in one single course or sign up for all of them.
The School is open to all personalities that deal with the City - not only those with a background in Architecture and Planning - but also History, Sociology, Art, Psychology, Film, and other urban studies. - the more diverse the backgrounds of the students, the more interesting things will get!
To be eligible for one of our courses, you preferably hold a Master’s degree in a relevant field such as Architecture, Design, Planning, Sociology, History etc. Alternatively, we might accept you if you hold a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, or have demonstrable relevant experience and/or intellectual credentials.
All courses will be in English, so a competency in both spoken and written English is required.