Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Dals Langed, Sweden
- Program Terms: Summer A-Term
- Budget Sheets: Summer A-Term
|Location||Dals Langed, Sweden|
|Academic Term||Summer A-Term|
|06/13/2019 - 07/16/2019|
|Estimated Program Fee||$3,950|
|Program Directors||Daniel Winterbottom | firstname.lastname@example.org
Luka Jelisic | email@example.com
|Program Manager||Ruby Machado Shields | firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Priority Application Deadline||January 31, 2019|
|Information Sessions||TBD - Please contact program directors for more information|
|Visas||This country is part of the Schengen area. Note that there are strict rules and restrictions for foreign visitors to this area that may impact a student's ability to travel within the region before or after their program, or to attend two subsequent programs in this area. It is critical that the student reviews the information and scenarios here to learn more about Schengen area visa requirements.|
In collaboration with students from HDK-Steneby, a crafts school based in Gotsberg 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 and a design has already been vetted and approved by the authorities and local non-profit supporting the project and student 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, gathering area that is located close to the site we will be working on. 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.
Dals Langed, Sweden
It is close to the site and is used for student housing during the academic year. It has kitchen facilities, living room and gathering areas and mostly private rooms.
No The program will require physical effort so all applicants should be able to work for 8 hours per day. Some of the field trips require walking and hiking.
6 UW Quarter Credits
This course will help student develop a better connection between design and construction, public art and community and cultural references and local traditions. Students will design and construct a community landmark and work side by side with the community to implement it.
Learning goals include:
Understanding the implications of design Gain a deeper understanding of building and craft learn community participation, how to engage in it and design a participatory process Develop skills of collaboration,visual and oral communication and project management
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