LSE City Design workshop 2014

International multidisciplinary workshop: LSE Cities Programme in partnership with CESI, Faculty of Political Science and the Faculty of Architecture, University of Sarajevo. Between May 18th and May 22st the LSE Cities Programme in partnership with CESI, Faculty of Political Science and the Faculty of Architecture, University of Sarajevo will be holding the LSE City Design workshop 2014. This workshop continues the tradition of the annual LSE Cities workshops in Istanbul, Moscow, Ahmedabad and Bucharest, inaugurated in 2009. LSE Cities is an international centre at the London School of Economics and Political Science that carries out research, education and outreach activities in London and abroad, with a mission to study how people and cities interact in a rapidly urbanising world. The Cities Programme at the LSE sees design as a field of research, knowledge and practice that shapes urban environments, responds to urban problems, and integrates social, spatial and physical approaches to the city. The urban design workshop is a component of the LSE Cities MSc City Design and Social Science, which focuses on the relations between the physical and social organisation of cities and urban environments. This ground-breaking programme, launched in 1998, aims to promote interdisciplinary professionals who can work across professional divides to have a positive impact on cities as both social and built environments. The 2014 Sarajevo workshop aims to bridge architecture, urban design and the social sciences in an interdisciplinary understanding of the city of Sarajevo. We shall explore the city in a variety of lectures from specialists in the built environment and the social sciences and then through site visits. The workshop will take place on 18-23 May 2014 when twenty-one LSE students from the MSc City Design and Social Science, accompanied by two members of faculty and a researcher, will visit Sarajevo. They will work on proposing urban design briefs for one of three sites situated in Sarajevo. In order to understand the spatial and social complexity of the city, they will visit the collective centre for IDPS in Hrasnica and explore the housing conditions for displaced people in BiH, with hopes to inform the discussion on housing needs that the urban design briefs in Sarajevo could address. More on the programme and experiences of the workshop here. For any contact info please write to Gruia Badescu (gruia.badescu@gmail.comgb413@cam.ac.uk)

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