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Join us as a Workshop Mentor in an international Urban Laboratory

Workshop Mentors – Urban Development

Ongoing vacancies for 7-day missions throughout the year

International – travel-based

As a Workshop Mentor you will be joining us for a period of 7 days during the workshop phase of our Urban Laboratory projects, bringing your expertise on urban development to guide, supervise, advise on, and facilitate, the work of teams of students, recent graduates, and young professionals, towards a collaborative urban design project.

This post will suit professionals and academics in fields related to urban development in the beginning of their careers with a team leader’s mindset and a passion for collaborative learning.

This is an excellent opportunity to join an international network of urban experts and collaborate towards the development of innovative proposals addressing the challenges our cities are facing.

More information and application instructions

http://www.urbantranscripts.org/documents/JDPS_WM_20170719.pdf


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Join us as a Local Urban Expert in Athens, Cairo, Torino, or Paris.

Local Urban Experts

Ongoing vacancies for 3-day missions throughout the year

Athens GREECE, Cairo EGYPT, Torino ITALY, Paris FRANCE

As a Local Urban Expert you will be joining us for a period of 3 days during the workshop phase of our Urban Laboratory projects, sharing your local knowledge, research, and lived experience of your city, providing insight on its urban development and particular social, historical, economic, and cultural features.

This post will suit urban explorers coming from various fields passionate about the particular, if not so obvious, features that make their city unique.

This is an excellent opportunity to join an international network of urban experts and collaborate towards the development of innovative proposals addressing the challenges our cities are facing.

More information and application instructions

http://www.urbantranscripts.org/documents/JDPS_LUE_20170719.pdf

 


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20 – 26 August 2017, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Overbooking the City / An International Urban Design Workshop / 
20 – 26 August 2017, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Overbooking the City

An International Urban Design Workshop

20 – 26 August 2017, Dubrovnik, Croatia

Within an ever-more interconnected world the impacts of the transient flows of global tourism on urban societies, economies, nature, and the built environment, are both more intense and more diverse. They range from the prices of goods and the distribution of economic activity to the demographic mix and the operation of the land market.

In particular, in a climate of inter-city competition towards uniqueness and authenticity, cities, such as Dubrovnik, that can claim the quality of being ‘historic’, re-brand themselves, and are as much re-branded beyond themselves, as unique experiential landscapes, too often constructed on fabricated representations, commodified traditions, and a forged repetition of ‘the past’. This image of the city re-orders the city itself; global tourism both redirects the local urban development process and (ab)uses vital local resources for its own unsustainable maintenance and future growth. For local urban communities the risk is not only becoming subservient to the flows and ebbs of global tourism, losing their own self-generated vitality and particularity, but also less self-reliant and resilient in the face of future adversities.

Dubrovnik, the ‘Pearl of Adriatic’, is a world renowned tourist destination. The 0.18 sq km of its historic city, classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site, host more than 2 million visitors each year; a visitors-to-area ratio that beats Venice 5 times over.  While this explosion of tourism may seem relatively benign, even desirable as a newly discovered source of economic prosperity and cultural vibrancy, questions arise over the impacts of such a disproportionately scaled phenomenon on the city.

Making use of design and policy tools for shaping and managing space we shall aim to critically and analytically examine the effects of tourism on the city and to propose tailor-made urban design and policy solutions through which the relative advantages of Dubrovnik as a tourist destination can be used in a way that can benefit local communities and strengthen the city’s long-term socio-economic and environmental sustainability.

Overbooking the City immerses participants into an intensive 7-day programme consisting of studio teamwork, fieldwork research, and lectures, complemented with parallel public and social events. Each workshop unit welcomes 7-9 participants; it is lead by one guest and one host tutor, pairing international expertise and methodological approaches with local knowledge and lived experiences of the city. The selected sites in each of the 7 units of the workshop function as a lens through which an exploration of broader issues can be embarked upon and brought to a productive design-oriented conclusion. Final proposals are presented and debated in public in the presence of a jury composed of key representatives from industry, academia, and local authorities.

ELIGIBILITY

The workshop is open to undergraduate students near the end of their studies, PhD candidates, and young professionals, in architecture, urban design, planning, and fields related to place-making and urban development.

APPLICATIONS

Please email us at overbookingthecity@urbantranscripts.org with a short bio, an example of your work in pdf (one project), and the units you are interested in, in order of preference.

ACCREDITATION

With the completion of the workshop participants receive the UT International Urban Design Workshop certificate accrediting 10 hours of lectures, 12 hours of fieldwork research and 36 hours of studio design work.

FEES

Early registrations by 21 July 2017
€ 270 without accommodation
€ 500 including accommodation

Registrations past 21 July 2017
€ 400 without accommodation
€ 650 including accommodation

Accommodation is within walking distance to the workshop venue.
Payment by credit/debit card or bank transfer following acceptance of your application.

REGISTRATION DEADLINE

4 August 2017
Registrations may close earlier if all places are booked out.

TRAVELLING TO DUBROVNIK

You can easily travel to Dubrovnik through Dubrovnik Airport (DBV), as well as Tivat Airport (TIV) and Podgorica Airport (TGD) in Montenegro both of which have regular connections to the city. You can also travel by bus along the scenic Dalmatian coast from Split and Zadar in Croatia, while Sarajevo, in Bosnia Herzegovina, is also within a few hours of bus travel through the historic city of Mostar.

VISA

If you will be travelling from outside the EU and will require VISA please include a copy of your passport with your application and contact your nearest Croatian embassy as early as possible for details on the VISA application procedure.

MORE INFORMATION

http://overbookingthecity.urbantranscripts.org

CONTACT EMAIL

overbookingthecity@urbantranscripts.org

 

#UTDubrovnik

Overbooking the City is a project by Urban Transcripts in partnership with PLACA collective for spatial research and with the support of the City of DubrovnikDubrovnik Architects Association and the University of Split – Faculty of Civil Engineering, Architecture and Geodesy.


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Call for submissions – The Urban Transcripts Journal

Calling for submissions of work that explore the multiple facets of our urban world. A range of media is sought:

Short Articles / Long Articles / Urban Design Projects and Proposals / Urban Interventions / Mapping and Urban Visualisations / Drawing / Photography / Short Film

Deadline for submissions to our forthcoming issue: 8 May 2017

 
Launched in March of 2017, The Urban Transcripts Journal is an online quarterly publication that aims to unravel the complexity of the City through a synergy of verbal and visual content. Our core mission is to advance a multitude of knowledges of the City, formulated through creative media, research inquiry, urban design and planning practice.
 
We are particularly committed to promoting original work by young researchers, professionals, and creatives, including postgraduate and PhD students.
 
Beyond the traditional article format, the journal publishes work in a variety of formats and brings theory and practice together for a creative, analytical, and critical discourse on the city; an urban transcript where the arts and the sciences of the City complement and confront one another.
 

General guidelines

 
Short Articles
– text between 1000 – 2000 words
– visual material
 
Long Articles
– text between 3000 – 5000 words
– visual material
 
Urban Design Projects and Proposals (including unrealised work)
– visual material
– project description up to 1000 words
 
Urban Interventions
– visual material
– project description up to 1000 words
 
Mapping and Urban Visualisations
– visual material
– project description up to 1000 words
 
Drawing
– visual material
– project description up to 1000 words
 
Photography
– visual material
– project description up to 1000 words
 
Short Film
– visual material
– project description up to 1000 words
 

Review process

 
Submissions are reviewed by at least 2 members of our editorial board. We evaluate each submission on the basis of:
 
1) Relation to the themes of the journal,
2) Ability to communicate to a broad audience,
3) Creativity and originality,
4) Critical position, and
5) Academic strength, where applicable (Short/Long Articles).
 

Email for submissions and further information

journal@urbantranscripts.org
 

Journal website

http://journal.urbantranscripts.org
 

The Urban Transcripts Journal publishes all content under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.


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The Urban Transcripts Journal is now online!

The Urban Transcripts Journal

Welcome to our first issue!


Online and published quarterly, The Urban Transcripts Journal aims to unravel the complexity of the City through a synergy of verbal and visual content. Our core mission is to advance a multitude of knowledges of the City, formulated through creative media, research inquiry, urban design and planning practice. We are particularly committed to promoting original work by young researchers, professionals, and creatives, including postgraduate and PhD students. Beyond the traditional article format the journal publishes work in a variety of formats and media, bringing together theory and practice in a creative, analytical, and critical discourse on the city; an urban transcript where the arts and the sciences of the city complement and confront one-another.

 
 

NOTES
Ceci n’est pas un journal
– The Editors

ARTICLES
In search of the free-zone: a way to explore
– Carlo Pisano and Giaime Meloni
Olympic gentrification? Hackney Wick, London: from petrol refining to showcasing arts
– Isabella Rossen
The meaning of limits in a limitless city
– Anna Attademo

URBAN DESIGN PROJECTS AND PROPOSALS
Chorographia Atheniensis: the reconstruction of the pre-modern geography of Athens
– Fabiano Micocci 
The Island
– Aigars Lauzis

URBAN INTERVENTIONS
Hidden Borough
– Guerilla Architects
Phantom Railings
– Catalina Pollak
Urban Fields, Roma
– Daniele Mancini and Urban Fields

MAPPING AND URBAN VISUALISATIONS
Rhythms and faces of an accidental place
– Simone Ludovico and Lucia Zanettichini

DRAWING
Tuscolano, an uncommon view of Rome
– Jacopo Bonifaci

PHOTOGRAPHY
“Mythistorema”: fantas(ma)tic sections
– Maria Michou
A delicate sense of terror
– Rab Harling
Palimpsests of light: the absence of the Heygate Estate
– Felipe Lanuza

SHORT FILM
The Westway: four decades of community activism
– CivicWise
Urban Fragments – Athens from a distance
– archIV+
Walls Speak
– Evdokia Koraki and Catherine Blin


NEXT ISSUE COMING JUNE 2017

THE URBAN TRANSCRIPTS JOURNAL / ISSN 2514-5339 

 


We welcome submissions of work for publication which explores the multiple facets of our urban world.
 
 
 
 

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Join us!

Publishing Editor – The Urban Transcripts Journal

We are looking for a partner who shares our exhaustive curiosity about the urban world to join us as the Publishing Editor of The Urban Transcripts Journal. This is an excellent opportunity to join the editors’ team of an innovative journal on the City and shape its success.

 
The Urban Transcripts Journal launching March 2017 aims to unravel the complexity of the City through a synergy of verbal and visual content. Our core mission is to advance a multitude of knowledges of the City, formulated through creative media, research inquiry, architecture, urban design and planning practice. We are particularly committed to promoting original work by young researchers, professionals, and creatives, including postgraduate and PhD students.
 
The Urban Transcripts Journal is open to submissions of original as well as previously published work which explores the multiple facets of our urban world. Beyond the traditional article format we aim to publish work in a variety of formats and media, bringing together analytical, creative, and theoretical investigations of the City: Urban Design projects and proposals; Drawing and Photography; Short Film; Mapping and urban visualisations; Short articles; Long Articles; Interviews; Book reviews.
 
The journal is online and published quarterly.

Overall objective of the post

To co-direct the Journal’s development focusing on growing its public outreach; in particular, to plan, direct, and implement the journal’s audience development strategy while guaranteeing the highest technical quality of each issue’s published content.
 
Job description and notes on applying
Publishing Editor – The Urban Transcripts Journal
 
Deadline for the reception of applications
Tuesday 14 March 2017, 17:00 GMT
 
This is a part-time, 4 hours per week, voluntary position, based in London UK.
 


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Launching soon!

The Urban Transcripts Journal  

Launching March 2017

 
Urban Transcripts was born of a desire to create a new tool through which to explore the city as a complex phenomenon in a participatory and cross-disciplinary way. It was initiated in 2010 as an annual programme of events such as exhibitions, conferences, and workshops, focused on, and hosted in, a different city every year. Our point of departure was to grasp and effectively communicate the complexity of the city through a three-fold “urban transcript” where arts, theory and research, architecture and urbanism, complement and confront one-another.
 
Continuing this journey, The Urban Transcripts Journal aims to unravel the complexity of the City through a synergy of verbal and visual content. Our core mission is to advance a multitude of knowledges of the City, formulated through creative media, research inquiry, urban design and planning practice. We are particularly committed to promoting original work by young researchers, professionals, and creatives, including postgraduate and PhD students.
 
Beyond the traditional article format the journal brings together together analytical, creative, and theoretical investigations of the City: Urban Design projects and proposals;  Mapping and urban visualisations; Short artilcles; Long articles; Drawing and Photography; Short Film; Interviews; Book reviews.
 
For more information please visit:
http://journal.urbantranscripts.org
 
Contact email:
journal@urbantranscripts.org

#UTJournal


 

 

 

 


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An urban laboratory on the sea edge

On the Sea Edge

An International Urban Design Workshop

29 August – 4 September 2016

Chania, Crete, Greece

Exploring Chania as an urban laboratory on the sea edge the workshop brings into focus a number of issues common to medium-scale coastal cities in Greece, the Mediterranean, and beyond: abandoned places and urban voids, disputed edges where the ground dips into the sea, sites of remembered histories and forgotten stories, contested interfaces where the public meets the private, hybrid spaces where the physical merges with the digital, urban disorders regulated into grids and zones, local communities transforming within an international tourist market.

At times clearly delineated, at others blurry, and always in flux, it is the edge that is this workshop’s primary matter: the edge between abandonment and occupation, memory and oblivion, public and private, physical and digital, land and sea, spontaneity and regulation, community and market. Making use of design and policy tools for shaping and managing space the workshop aims at a series of urban design proposals for specific sites in the city where these phenomena are most strongly manifested. The selected sites in each of the 7 units of the workshop thus function as a lens through which an exploration of broader issues can be embarked upon and brought to a productive design-oriented conclusion.

On the Sea Edge immerses participants into an intensive 7-day programme consisting of design studio teamwork, fieldwork research, and lectures, complemented with parallel public and social events. Each workshop unit welcomes 7-9 participants; it is lead by one guest and one host tutor, pairing international expertise and methodological approaches with local knowledge and lived experiences of the city. Final proposals are presented and debated in public in the presence of a jury composed of key representatives from industry, academia, and local authorities.

Eligibility

The workshop is open to undergraduate students near the end of their studies, PhD candidates, and young professionals, in architecture, urban design, planning, and fields related to place-making and urban development.

Accreditation

With the completion of the workshop participants receive the UT International Urban Design Workshop certificate accrediting 10 hours of lectures, 12 hours of fieldwork and 36 hours of studio design work.

Fees

€220 for registrations by 15 July 2016

€300 for registrations after 15 July 2016

Deadline for registrations:

12 August 2016

For more information please visit:

http://ontheseaedge.urbantranscripts.org

Download full programme:

http://www.urbantranscripts.org/…/UT2016_CHA_ws_programme.p…

Contact email:

ontheseaedge@urbantranscripts.org

#UTChania

On the Sea Edge is a project by Urban Transcripts in partnership with the Centre for Mediterranean Architecture and with the support of SADAS-PEA | Greek Architects Association – Chania section, the Technical University of Crete – School of Architecture, and the Technical Chamber of Greece – Department of Western Crete.

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