Summer 2019 Design/Build Studio in Sweden – “A” Term – June 14th, 2019 – July 14th, 2019
In collaboration with students from HDK-Steneby, a crafts school based in Gothenberg, but physically located in Dals Langed, we will collaborate to create a landmark sculptural observation tower, as a feature that provides an identity and wayfinding mechanism for the community.
The feature should reflect the craft traditions of the area. A design has already been vetted and approved by the authorities and local non-profit supporting the project. Students will spend up to a week finalizing the details and three weeks to build it. This feature will build off of work completed last summer: a sauna, outdoor kitchen and a gathering area that is located close to the site.
We will live and study in Dals Langed and use the HDK-Steneby facilities for accommodation, eating and classes. The Dals Langed environment is one of renowned natural beauty and is rural in character, with extensive lakes, canals and woodlands. It is heavily populated by refugees from Syria.
The students will learn about issues of immigration, displacement and assimilation and the perspectives of the refugees and host Swedish populations. The lens, through which we will be viewing and learning about the global issues of refugee migration, will be unique and authentic.
In addition to participating in this collaborative project, we will visit Stockholm, the largest city in Sweden, with wonderful historic buildings, contemporary squares and plazas and world class museums. We will also visit Gothenburg, the second largest city in Sweden, to tour the historic fabric, visit the re-known craft museums and sections of the city under-going urban revitalization. Additional field trips will include canoeing and kayaking the Dals Langed historic canal system and hiking the surrounding hills and forests.
Students’ room, board and field trips are covered by the program fee. Students airfare is not covered by the program.
Please see attached poster.
Applications are due January 31st, 2019. All students are welcome to apply. There will be three Information Meetings: Tuesday, Jan. 15th, 2019, Noon, Gould Hall, Room 312; Thursday, Jan. 17th, 2019, Noon, Gould Hall Room 312; Wednesday, Jan. 23rd, 2019, 12:30 pm, Gould Hall Room 312.
$3950.00; (6) credits
— Professor Daniel Winterbottom, RLA, FASLA Department of Landscape Architecture University of Washington 302 Gould, Box 355734, Seattle WA 98195-5734 Fax 206 685 4486 Office 206 616 1876 Cell 206 612 1146 http://larch.be.uw.edu/people/daniel-winterbottom/ New Book: Therapuetic Gardens: Design for Healing Spaces