Educational program 2022-2023 – Announcements


Education program 2022-2023

The independent school for the city

Delftsestraat 33, 3rd floor

3013 AE Rotterdam

The independent school for the city is happy to announce its new educational program for 2022-2023! With a variety of activities, we continue our collective exploration of the complexity and inescapable contradictions of the contemporary city, using Rotterdam as a testing ground.

After the summer break, we start our program with the well-known FILM & ARCHITECTURE STUDIO which is organized in collaboration with the Rotterdam Architecture Film Festival and for which online and offline participation is possible. We will continue with an educational program on future-proof housing planning in the Netherlands with Elma van Boxel and Kristian Koreman from ZUS, entitled MINISTRY OF MAKE!, followed by THE ROTTERDAM DREAM in October, a research studio by photography exploring Americanism in Rotterdam, with Charlie Koolhaas. In November, we explore alternative models for a sustainable city and just beyond the growth imperative with BURA urbanism during the POST GROWTH CITY studio, and we end 2022 with a workshop on the militant use of traditional Ukrainian but very now Vyshyvanka embroidery technique. Also, don’t forget the deadline (December 1, 2022) to register for our 3-month course in Contemporary Urbanism: DIRTY OLD TOWN, which will take place in February, March and April 2023. This is a accelerated in contemporary urban planning, using the methods of architectural history, morphological research, cinema, urban sociology, storytelling and activism, including two thematic workshops focusing on superdiversity and the Anthropocene. So check out our courses and sign up! All are open to all disciplines and all ages.

About Independent School for the City
The independent school for the city is a school in, of and for the city. It was founded by Crimson Historians & Urbanists and ZUS (Zones Urbaines Sensibles) in 2018.

The School believes that the wave of global crises we are facing demands a new kind of urbanism, both as a practice and as a field of research. Our cities need to be redesigned and redesigned. We can no longer afford to separate the conceptual from the practical, the political from the technical, the form from the content, when it comes to cities today. Cultural identity and physical resilience, technological innovation and new narratives are different dimensions of our approach. Urgent challenges such as climate change, migration and inequality are at the heart of our agenda. To sum up: don’t let crises get you down, or just enough to become aware and active and create something for good!

September 5–October 6
Looking at the city through the language of film, directed by Jord den Hollander

September 22–30
A four-day program on sustainable housing planning in the Netherlands

October 7 to 15
A Research by Photography studio exploring Americanism in Rotterdam, led by Charlie Koolhaas

November 14–18
Exploring models for a sustainable and just city with urbanism BURA

December 9 to 18
Discover Vyshyvanka (Ukrainian embroidery) and use it as a form of resistance

From February 6 to April 28
A three-month course in contemporary urban planning, exploring the contradictions and complexities of the modern city


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