Published by Landscape Architecture and Urbanism at University of Greenwich, London

Future Cities Summer School

Join the Future Cities Summer School at University of Greenwich’s award-winning Stockwell Street building – to explore the design of cities and landscapes of the future. Apply here.

The free Summer School (25 – 29 July 2022) is a unique opportunity for Year 12 and 13 students from across London to gain experience working with professional designers and university lecturers.

This year we will be looking at how our cities function and what type of energy will be needed to make them run? Where will our resources come from and how will this shape how we use and occupy the cities of the future. At the Future Cities Summer School we will propose a future based on a new relationship with energy and natural resources.

We will begin by exploring London’s neighbourhoods, recording what is happening with photos, sketches and video. Then we will return to the university design studios and develop proposals through drawings, collages, model-making and video. The aim of the Summer School is to speculate on what cities might be like if we were in charge of designing fairer futures.

At the end of our five days together we will present our vision to invited friends, family, and guests. Students will also receive a certificate of attendance and a printed publication on completion of the Summer School.

25 July 12:00pm – 4:00pm
– Registration, 10 Stockwell Street, University of Greenwich
– Site visit, photography, drawing

26 – 28 July 9:45am – 4:00pm
– Guest lectures, drawing, model making, drawing, video making

29 July 9:45am – 2:00pm
– Manifesto-making, preparation, presentation
– 12:00pm Presentation of designs to guests (inc. family and friends)

For more information email: Design_School@greenwich.ac.uk. Apply here.

The Future Cities Summer School is organised by the BA (Hons) Urban Design and the BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture team at the University of Greenwich. The BA Hons degrees are focused on the speculative design of landscapes and cities informed by site-focused research. See some of the student projects here.

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