26 August - 21 September 2013
Location: Medellin (Col), Santiago (Ch), Rome (It), London (UK)
The Bartlett Development Planning Unit is happy to officially announce the beginning of the DPU summerLab 2013 series. The 2013 series contains several innovations including the introduction of two Latin America destinations and our own backyard of London in addition to the consolidated initiative in Rome. This expansion is due in part to having received very generous scholarship funding support this year.
Drawing on the progressive action-research ethos of the DPU in collaboration with local partners, the workshop series aims to leverage the reality of the city as a laboratory for developing socially responsive design and planning measures. It is intended to provoke, stimulate, and reconsider the role of designers and practitioners in promoting spatial justice. The workshops, geared toward students and emerging professionals, offer a vital testing ground for the proposing of contextual, hybridized spatial interventions embedded with socio-political agendas.
The schedule of the DPU summerLab 2013 series is:
Medellin (Colombia) | Growth in Transit
Santiago (Chile) | Providencia in Transformation
Rome (Italy) | Occupation City
London (UK) | Localising Legacies