silesia revival


Submission: June 6, 2021
Registration: June 6, 2021
Language: English
Location: Poland (Upper Silesia – Katowice, Tychy, Dąbrowa Górnicza)
Prizes: Please see details below
Type: Open


Participant call is starting now!
We are looking for open-minded students and young designers for the 11th edition of MEDS Silesia Revival 2021 workshops.
DATE OF WORKSHOP: 14-29th August 2021
HOW TO APPLY? Create an entry assignment concerning your own interpretation related to this year’s theme areas: ECOLOGY-REVITALIZATION-SOCIETY.
There are no requirements on the form, content and technique.

MEDS Silesia Revival 2021

silesia revival

The theme of the edition “Revival” explores the urban and architectural context of Silesia as the space of mines, forges and factories which contribute to a specific regional identity. Both of these paradigms, industrial context and the identity, allow us to reflect on the issue of transformation, the one that has already taken place and the one that can potentially occur for the future of Silesia. The challenge of the workshop is not only to create interesting projects that have visual representations but also an attempt to conduct a revitalisation of a social mentality. “Revival” aims to revive what is already defined.


Context, Identity and Transformation, three main categories of the MEDS REVIVAL theme are carried out through three main fields of action: Ecology, Society and Revitalization.

Ecology concerns the shift from the commercial industrial mindset to a sustainable one. which is both physical (creating eco friendly projects that are to be put in the public space) and as well an attempt to shift the citizens’ mentality.

Social aspect of the workshops serves to encourage the inhabitants of the Silesian cities to engage in the changes that are done and can be done in their nearest environment. MEDS participants and the citizens will brainstorm and work together to change the image of Katowice’s backyards.

Revitalization very directly refers to the refreshment of the historical spaces and bringing back their liveliness.

As well as the impact of these changes, hopefully they will result in a revitalised identity of the citizens more and more proud to be Silesian with all the implications that derive from the mixture of old and revived.


For two weeks, participants will work in groups under supervision of professional tutors. At the beginning they will be given the opportunity to choose projects in which they will be involved. MEDS workshops are created by people who each year come from all over the world to share their experience in various areas of design. We are looking for creative people with love for knowledge and ongoing passion to design.
Each group, together with its tutor, will work on the creation of the project and its documentation, which will be presented during the exhibition ending the workshops.

Registration fee

270 €, upon receiving an e-mail with information about qualification.

silesia revival Participant call


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