From June 24 until July 5 the spring school ‘Climate Utopia’ will settle in the Independent School for the City. After three weeks of research in the Fisher Centre NY, students from Syracuse School of Architecture will come to Rotterdam in order to gain a broad understanding of climate change in the US and Europe.
To get a sense of how climate change radically changes the living conditions – the habitat- on the planet and in particular in landscapes affected by fire, floods, erosion, earthquakes and heat. Ultimately these insights lead to design and develop new proposals for habitats, and housing in particular, that can handle these extreme conditions in various contexts. Learning from both the US and Europe gives an insight in how people have tried to adapt to their changing local conditions and how climate change, migration and the need for housing form the critical triptych for the 21st century. In this studio we’ll go from regional landscapes to ventilation shafts, roofs and windows, and back again to find out the interdependencies
The Summer School Climate Utopia is organized by the Independent School for the City and Syracuse School of Architecture for students who take part in Syracuse’s Architecture programme.