Summer School 2016
Valuable Cultural Landscapes of Europe
Where? Tartu, Estonia
When? August 2016
Duration: 3 weeks
Credits: 11 ECTS*
Estonia as part of the Baltic States is rich in history and natural landscapes. Due to its small size everything is reachable and just a few hour drive away. Estonia is varied in landscapes including untouched nature with bogs and forests, urban cityscapes where historic and modern architecture meet and military heritage from medieval to Soviet times.This summer school is composed of three modules: cultural landscapes, international planning and social policy, and a planning studio. The participants will learn about the Estonian and European settlement and its formation to understand how these places have come to be. Then they are taught to appreciate interactions, flows of people, cultures, and different approaches and factors such as economic, social, and cultural. The students will start to understand the housing policy. The final module (planning studio) puts the participants in action. Students are given a practical community based project in which they have to understand and plan a solution for a real world situation.
Tutors are drawn from the full-time programmes in planning, landscape architecture and other
Everyone interested in the cultural and urban landscapes of one of the Baltic States, Estonia. Participants can have no or limited background in this field of expertise.
The participants will develop new creative skills and techniques in the field of planning. They experience the Eastern European life and learn to understand its rich history. In additions the students will learn to understand and create sustainable and liveable environments for people. The participants will be taught by creative experts from different countries and will be able to share their ideas, skills and talents with other students from around the world.
11 ECTS*Upon successful completion you will receive a certificate to say you have attended and achieved a level of attainment expected by our academic staff. If you wish to receive credit for your time in Estonia you will need to arrange this with your faculty at home before you attend the summer school. Tallinn University of Technology can supply you with module specifications to assist in calculating a credit equivalency.
EUR ~1700*: Please note our course fee includes all materials used within the course, teaching costs, accommodation, and catering, plus admission fees for the cultural programme which includes daytrips/study excursions that take place as part of your course.
*the course load, fee and programme specifics are subject to change