2. International Summer School

From 15.07. - 26.07.2013 in Lucerne!

Main focus this year: Sensory Living

With the theme Sensory Living, 2013 Summer School is specifically dedicated to interior spaces and regards these as experiential spaces. The aim is to transfer natural patterns to spatial situations in architecture and culture.


1. International Summer School

Study of Industrial Ruins


„Study of Industrial Ruins – Perception of Space in Architecture and Culture" is the title of the EU-funded international Summer School 2012 at the “Detmolder Schule für Architektur und Innenarchitektur” of the Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe University of Applied Sciences. Participating partner institutions are: Plymouth University (England), Istanbul Technical University (Turkey), Lucerne University (Switzerland) and the Universidade Fumec Belo Horizonte (Brazil).

For two weeks students and their lecturers will apply different instruments and will deal (creatively, sociologically, artistically, etc.) with specific industrial ruins, analyze their impact, and discuss the possibility of space they create. The empirical, theory-based and artistic exploration of the effects of space on its users is still a very young field of science, but its relevance to architecture and interior design cannot be estimated high enough.