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Discover the interconnections of architecture.

“Architecture is moving, architecture is progressing, architecture is dancing, architecture is feeling”
‘Performance Architecture Summer School’ is an exciting week long learning journey taking place in the heart of Athens, Greece. The summer school combines architecture with other disciplines including art, cinematography and performance . The aim is to inspire, broaden and challenge the possibilities of spatial representation and design. The students will be invited to work on ways of designing that use the body as an instrument of thinking, sensing, drawing and sculpting space. ‘Performance Architecture Summer School’ is designed to give an alternative, critical view to the study, use and production of space on both urban and architectural scales.


Architecture, a dynamic discipline
Architecture has for long been considered a static discipline. The course focuses on applying the toolbox of performance in architectural thinking, to the production of spatial actions and bodily geometries in space. This is an incredible opportunity for students who want to learn new skills, emerge to an urban cultural landscape, be part of an interdisciplinary and international team, and diversify their project portfolios. Whether applying for University or for work, this alternative angle will help you stand out. The course offers an unconventional introduction to architecture under a performative approach in time and space.

Play with the city; be curious, be caring, be resourceful
The location of the school is a vital resource. The rich cultural, social and political background of Athens and the history of performance of the city provides endless inspiration, ground for study and opportunities for creativity. The museums, archaeological spaces, art institutions, avant garde groups and vibrant public spaces will form a key part of the school's programme and inform the learning experience. The participants will benefit by creating collaborative works that truly engage with the complex and rich city resources combining both intelligence and inter-disciplinary thinking.

Who is it for?
We aim to create an interdisciplinary group and approach in understanding space. Welcomed disciplines are; dance, architecture, visual arts, performance art, acting, cinema, moving image, photography, graphic design, interior design and literature.

The course will be taught in English.

All participants will be provided with a Certificate of Participation from the Viral Institute of Performance Architecture (VIPA).