INVITE: School of Re-construction at the University of Brighton
A team of our colleagues at the University of Brighton’s School of Architecture & Design will be hosting a five-day International Summer School from 17-21 August 2020. Aimed at students from the worlds of design, architecture, construction and engineering, the School of Re-construction will demonstrate ways to re-use materials from local construction sites. It is an exciting project where multi-disciplinary teams will come together to re-think, re-use and reconstruct thought-provoking new structures from discarded construction materials to demonstrate how the use of reclaimed materials could be increased in construction projects.
The School of Re-construction is part of an EU ERDF €4.33million Interreg NWE project entitled, Facilitating the Circulation of Reclaimed Building Elements (FCRBE) which runs from 2019 to 2022. It will be joined by students from across the INTERREG NW Europe Region (defined by INTERREG as Belgium, France, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and the UK).
The team running the Summer School includes our colleagues Anthony Roberts, Lucy-Ann Gilbert, Nick Gant, Dr Ryan Woodard and Siobhan O’Dowd and is led by senior lecturer and architect Duncan Baker-Brown with whom André Viljoen and Katrin Bohn are collaborating since many years.
Applications for the very first School of Re-construction are now live and will stay open until 31st March. This summer school takes place from 17–21 August 2020 (arrive 16 Sunday / depart 22 Saturday) in Brighton & Hove, UK. It is taught in English and costs £150.
For further details of the School of Re-construction, including the application form students will need to fill in, please use this link: https://www.nweurope.eu/fcrbe/summerschool
For information on the School of Architecture & Design see here.
Image: The Brighton Waste House, ‘Europe’s first permanent building made of materials other people discarded’. Its concept and building was coordinated by Duncan Baker-Brown. (source: University of Brighton www 2020)