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Summer Study Abroad - Architecture

This course is for students who are looking to explore the architecture and urban planning of London through learning about its history as well as by designing an architectural intervention in the city ...more information below

Taught by: Julika Gittner

This course is for students who are looking to explore the architecture and urban planning of London through learning about its history and designing an architectural proposal and urban strategy for the city. The course assists you in understanding the key phases of London's architectural, economic and social development as well as its current design culture through a series of informal seminars as well as guided site, design office and exhibition visits. This research will  provide a  stimulating  background for  individual  and collaborative  design  work.  You will observe and record buildings, places and situations in London through photography, model making and drawing both on site and in the classroom. Your individual observations of key themes and areas of interest in London’s current and past development will form the basis for a case study leading to a proposal in the form of a map. The course is open to students with varying  levels of experience  and will  help  those looking  to  study architecture, history  of  architecture and  art  and design. Students will build a deeper understanding and working knowledge of contemporary architectural practice as well as a sound introduction to appreciating architecture in context to history.

Julika Gittner is an artist and architect. She is a Design Fellow at the University of Cambridge where she leads the First Year on the BA in Architecture. Julika studied Fine Art at Goldsmith’s College and architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture and the Architectural Association in London. Visit Julika's website.

Please bring with you to the first session:

  • Digital Camera (or camera phone)
  • Drawing tools (pencils, pencil sharpener, ruler, scale, set square)
  • Scissors
  • Scalpel
  • Sketch book
  • Oyster card, for getting around London (please also be aware that there will be plenty of walking so wear comfortable shoes and bring a suitable bag for carrying your equipment)

Download the Summer Study Abroad - Architecture (PDF 182KB) course handbook.

None. This course is open to students of all levels.