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29 May 2015

Portugal | Travelogue Summer School


Travelogue Summer School has a call for applications for its summer programme taking place on August 3–8, 2015 at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Porto, Portugal, an interdisciplinary collaborative artistic forum deconstructing the urban environment of the city of Porto.

Travelogue Summer School is a one-week forum for debate and collaborative practice dedicated to professionals and students in the fields of design, architecture, arts and related disciplines.

Through a psychogeographic deconstruction of the urban environment, Travelogue Summer School aims to investigate the city through a type of ‘fieldwork’ comprised of a stimulating programme of guided tours, talks and workshops run by multidisciplinary practitioners. Based upon these experiences, the summer school will culminate in a publication where participants will collaborate on a unique guidebook about the city. The goal of the guidebook will be to envision an account of Porto that serves as an alternative to the official national narratives and eulogising language so often found in travel literature in order to reimagine the urban arena as a space to question social and political relations.

Travelogue Summer School is open to all those who are fascinated by the exploration of urban space. We’re looking for participants who share a genuine desire to work collaboratively, who think in independent, critical and unconventional ways, and who are interested in advancing and reconsidering their work in a unique context.

The criteria for selection won’t be solely based on professional and academic experience. While your CV and portfolio will be an important part of the evaluation process, we will also consider your background, interests and the themes of your work with a view to creating a multidisciplinary and coherent group.

To apply, please send us a short motivation letter explaining why you would like to join Travelogue Summer School, along with your CV and samples of your work (such as website links, PDF portfolios, essays, dissertations etc) to travelogue@fba.up.pt.

The number of participants is limited to 20.

Applications are open until 29 May 2015.

All candidates will be notified from 5 June 2015.

The summer school fee is 350€ and participants must organise their own accommodation in Porto.