AURA Summer School: “Istanbul Past, Present and Future”

Architecture and Urbanism Research Academy (AURA) Istanbul invites undergraduate and graduate students to participate in its summer program “Istanbul Past, Present and Future” which is set to be held in Istanbul from July 16 to August 10. The deadline for applications is June 10, 2018.

The terminal where east and west blends, the great city of Istanbul has been coveted through the ages, the capital for two highly different empires - the Byzantine and Ottoman. 8,000 years of human occupation has left a massive accumulation of architectural legacy behind for later researchers to look into and analyze. With a wide range of lecturers who are leading experts in their field, the program will cover a comprehensive analysis featuring the coping mechanisms developed through millennia to different sets of problems by the builders and dwellers of the city.

This summer research program is specially designed for undergraduate and graduate students of Architecture, Urban Planning and other related fields. The four-week intensive lecture, on-site visit and studio work will provide participants with a window of opportunity to learn directly from distinguished researchers and cultivate their expertise.

During the program participants will have an opportunity to share innovative ideas and diverse perspectives while initiating new friendships and connections.

You can find further information about the program here.

When: AURA Summer Academy will be held between the July 16 and August 10 2018. Seminars, field trips and workshops will take place during weekdays.
Where: At the Architecture and Urbanism Research Academy Istanbul (AURA-İstanbul) Beşiktaş, Istanbul.
Who: This summer school is planned for undergraduate and graduate level students from Architecture, Urban Planning, Urban Design, Interior Design And Landscape Design.
Language: The official language of the summer school is English.
Transportation: All transportation during the program is covered, however, participants need to cover all other travel expenses.
Accommodation: Accommodations are covered by the program.
Meals: Breakfast and lunch is covered by AURA-Istanbul.
Visa Requirements: Visas are required from foreign passport holders.
Equipment: Participants should bring their own laptop computers and related hardware. WLAN is available for free. Please ensure that all your own equipment is covered by your insurance.
Insurance: Health and accident insurance is covered by the program.
Fee: Option 1: 3000 €
Courses, field trip costs, health insurance, accommodation, breakfast and lunch are included.
Option 2: 2500 €
Courses, field trip costs, health insurance and lunch are included; accommodation and breakfast are excluded.