the world's most visited architecture website

'Emptiness: The Potentials of Vacancy' Summer School Session

  • 16
  • by
  • Articles
Photo: Daniel Vega Borrego
Photo: Daniel Vega Borrego

The school of architecture at IE University and TU Graz is putting on an intensive 8-day studio-based design workshop that will be held in Madrid, from July 6-13. This year’s program, titled “Emptiness: The Potentials of Vacancy”, will deal with the consequences and opportunities that derive from the gross overbuilding of the past decade. After years of construction-fueled euphoria, we are now confronted with the after-effects: a city riddled with empty masses, incomplete plans, and urban spaces hastily conceived and neither fully constructed nor consolidated. The moment is challenging and profoundly liberating; it is a crisis that demands creativity and gives us license to invent. For more information, please visit here.

Cite:Alison Furuto. "'Emptiness: The Potentials of Vacancy' Summer School Session" 16 Jun 2012. ArchDaily. Accessed . <>