The European Cultural Academy offers short
courses in art, architecture and urban design during the Venice
Biennale. You will receive insider knowledge, from a diverse set of
lectures, hands-on workshops, discussions, and tours with local and
In 2019 ECA offers two courses in Architecture and Urban Design:
CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE - RELEVANCE OF SITE-SPECIFIC APPROACH
DATES: JULY 8 - 20, 2019
The two-week course focuses on the relevancy of Venice relation to nature in the construction of a project for a lagoon city. Both territorial and architectural physical materiality and metabolic systems of Venice are confronted simultaneously, to foster new design interpretations and possibilities for the programming and activation of sites in the city. This would allow you to study and confront with the most challenging proposals and their rationalities, whilst re-thinking new interventions.
Learn more about the course here: https://europeanculturalacademy.com/cac
CITY LAB VENICE: SPACE - PEOPLE – POSSIBILITIES
DATES: July 2 - 6, 2019
In the one-week course you critically and playfully explore public space not only as a "generosity" that architecture can offer to society but also as a political, social and deeply urban condition. The outcome of the one-week course will be a magazine. Created by the participants, it includes your personal projects that reflect on the role of public space in Venice.
Learn more about the course here: https://europeanculturalacademy.com/citylab2019