CARNIVAL: Hello Wood's 10th International Summer School and Festival for Architecture

Architects of the future use Carnival festivities to end outdated ideas

Hello Wood asks entrants to its intentional summer school to consider the topics that contemporary architecture should be answering.

The annual festivities of Carnival, see communities coming together to celebrate the end of a period of time and the beginning of a new era. Proposals should have this in mind since the summer school will say farewell to its past ten years with its own festival, culminating in a parade with the installations as the stars. Performative creations are a much greater focus for the Hello Wood summer school this year than ever before, meaning portable architecture will be an integral aspect of the successful proposals. This parade will even see past workshop leaders and participants returning to take part in the procession, which will lead down into the nearby village joining a local cultural festival with thousands of attendants of the general public.

Each year a topic is set for the summer school, during which selected applicants are expected to work together to conceptualise, design and ultimately construct a plan based on the general theme. Hello Wood’s open call is asking for applicants to prepare thought-provoking pitches surrounding crucial modern-day topics like climate change, migration, community construction and even faith. There are some specific suggestions that come from Hello Wood to help guide would-be workshop leaders, but applicants can submit any concept tackling important questions of our age.

HOME: Climate change and nature preservation.
SAPIENS: Humanity, the younger generation, human rights and migration.
MARS: Future innovation, new social and building environments, building skills and community construction.
FAITH: What is it we believe in?

Hello Wood’s 2019 summer school will run between 15-21 July and is available to architects, designers, artists and academics of relevant fields, with professionals able to apply to become a workshop leader. Students can apply to take part under their leadership, but this year Hello Wood is allowing those that have taken part in at least two summer schools to apply as a workshop leader.

To take part in the international summer school, applicants will need to fill out Hello Wood’s application form with their proposal.

The deadline for applications is 21 April 2019. Students have until 26 May 2019 to apply.

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Cite: "CARNIVAL: Hello Wood's 10th International Summer School and Festival for Architecture" 14 Mar 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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