Lacaton & Vassal, Kamara, Kundoo: discover the lectures and internships of “Architecture for Humanity” – 2022 edition
- Registrations open until 30th of September, 2022
- 5 scholarships full-coverage of the enrollment cost
- opportunity to participate in the courses from remote connection
- languages: Italian with English translation
- application website
Pandemic, economic crisis, migration, and climate change: every area – from the periphery of our metropolis to the most remote tropical village – can now be defined as an “emergency context”. The United Nations – already before the pandemic cycle – estimated that the fragmentation of conflicts, combined with the effects of the economic and ecological crisis, was generating a humanitarian emergency greater than that caused by the Second World War.
In this context, the architect plays a fundamental role, because architecture responds to man’s primary needs. Finding shelter, receiving education, living healthy are rights that require “containers” in the first place, and architecture – great architecture – would be very little if limited to contexts of well-being; since man is at the center of architecture, and man, in any context, in any condition, deserves dignity and beauty. This is why the course in Architecture for Humanity was born, to train designers who know how to compose meaningful architecture even in the most complex contexts, to bring quality where you have always designed to the bottom, beauty where you are used to not seeing it. Accustomed to designing in terms of objectives, budget, and understanding of anthropological phenomena, the designers will – instead – acquire a method that can be used in any context, capable of optimizing resources and design stimuli to produce, in any condition, a refined architectural phenomenon.
Through the study of the global scenario and the comparison with the experience of some of the most authoritative voices in the field (from the UN to representatives of the government of territories in emergency) the designers will focus on the technical and compositional strategies to be adopted in the humanitarian, social and emergency field, during 82 hours of lessons, 32 hours of workshop and numerous interventions by renowned professionals. At the end of the course, YACademy Placement office will guarantee each student a proposal for an internship/collaboration within the partner studios.
ANUPAMA KUNDOO | ANUPAMA KUNDOO ARCHITECTS
Volontariat Home for Homeless Children: Architectural quality of a humanitarian project
TATIANA BILBAO | TATIANA BILBAO ESTUDIO
Low income houses: living in Acuña, Mexico
GIANCARLO MAZZANTI | EL EQUIPO MAZZANTI
España Library: culture and beauty in MEDELLÍN – Colombia
JEAN PAUL UZABAKIRIHO | MASS DESIGN
Justice & Beauty: experiences from Rwanda
RAUL PANTALEO | TAM ASSOCIATI
Beauty as a principle of justice
ANNE LACATON & JEAN-PHILIPPE VASSAL | LACATON & VASSAL
Familiarity, utility and beauty: social architecture in Lacaton Vassal opinion
MARIAM KAMARA | ATELIER MASŌMI
Architecture as an instrument of the common good
NICOLA SCARANARO | FOSTER + PARTNERS
Ethics and social responsibility: architecture according to Foster + Partners
DESIGN A PEDIATRIC CLINIC IN SENEGAL
Raul Pantaleo | TAM associati
The course’s workshop will be carried out in collaboration with TAMAssociati – an international landmark in the humanitarian architecture field – and it will deal with the design of some medical-pediatric clinics in Senegal. During the workshop, designers will have the opportunity to measure themselves on different levels, with some of the most important elements of humanitarian architecture.
Firstly, a geographical, social, and poor context, with scarce resources and workers, but with a strong necessity for functional and quality architectures.
Secondly, the opportunity to get in touch with the architecture for children care topic: which means, a place created to give comfort and held to the most helpless segments of society, which in these structures can be able to find not only medical care, but it should be also a comforting and welcoming context, that can become a positive reference and a beacon of hope for the local community.
Lastly, the technological topic: the absence or the failure of the fundamental networks (data, water, light) define the needs of autonomous structures able to fully guarantee their needs, completing the perfect picture of a significant design, both on the technical side and on the solidarity cooperation side.
BUILD YOUR PROJECT
Over the past years, numerous projects of YACademy’s students have been realized. For this reason, starting from 2022, systematically, the students will have the possibility to take part in a further educational step: the production of what they have designed during the workshop phase. Construction is an important step of architecture, therefore, YACademy offers to its students the opportunity to take part in the production process of their ideas. The students will gain practical and on site experiences and, furthermore, the ownership of projects built for excellent clients, destinated to the media attention and able to define a game-changer in their professional career.
At the end of the course, YACademy Placement office will guarantee each student a proposal for an internship / collaboration with some of the studios better matching the topic of the course, with the likes of:
ANUPAMA KUNDOO ARCHITECTS – TATIANA BILBAO ESTUDIO – EL EQUIPO MAZZANTI – FOSTER + PARTNERS – MASS DESIGN – TAM ASSOCIATI – SBGA BLENGHINI GHIRARDELLI
YAC is an organizer of design and architectural projects for young architects and designers, recent graduates and students. Over the years, YAC has broadened its experience of work and collaboration with the main architectural firms of contemporary architecture, dealing with diverse and numerous topics of architectural design. Nowadays, YAC’s expertise can serve young designers better, providing them with the creation of high-level educational programs aimed at polishing the skills of the students and offering them a valuable connection to the labor market. Thanks to the close relationship with internationally renowned professional and academic actors, YACademy is the perfect frame within which to complete or specialize one’s skills, and create a significant link with the most internationally-renowned architectural firms. The location of the courses, also available from remote connection since 2020, is the prestigious headquarters of YACademy: a medieval building located in the heart of Bologna’s historical city center, close to the Two Towers and next to Piazza Santo Stefano; namely, one of the most picturesque areas of the city.
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