API in Dublin, Ireland: University College Dublin Summer Architecture Program


University College Dublin (UCD ) and the National College of Ireland (NCAD ) have joined forces to offer a unique summer school program giving students the opportunity to pursue their disciplinary and scholarly interests through a creative and critical engagement with the ongoing transformation of Dublin today.

Participants choose from one of the specialist program tracks below, and come together for seminars and workshops around a core of ‘Critical Urbanism.’

ARCHITECTURE – This track covers designing urban interventions guided by faculty from UCD Architecture, key figures in architectural practice, and high profile researchers.

CULTURE , MEMORY AND THE CITY – Students in this track Investigate the relationship between memory and the city through psycho-geographic and critical writing practices.

INTERACTION DESIGN – This is a project-focused track to design, prototype, and evaluate the interaction of the human and the digital in a real-world setting, while acquiring skills in physical computing.

SPATIAL ARTS AND VISUALIZATION – Students in this track will be pursuing temporal, spatial and critical visualization and representation of ‘Unseen Dublin’ through project-based work with expert support.

URBAN DESIGN AND MATERIAL CULTURE – This track utilizes design analysis, architectural history and material culture methods to explore the development, planning, architecture and everyday experience of Dublin.

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