Ohrid Summer School for Architecture and Design, Macedonia

Deadline: 20 May 2014
Open to: students who have completed the sixth semester of architecture or design
Venue: 29 June – 6 July 2014 in Ohrid, Macedonia


The International Summer School of Architecture and Design will take place in the premises of the high school St. Clement of Ohrid.  Ohrid is a city in the Republic of Macedonia with over 42,000 inhabitants, close to the border with Albania. Ohrid and its lake are a leading tourist center in Macedonia and in 1979 they were accepted as Cultural and Natural World Heritage Sites by UNESCO.

This year Summer School will be held from Sunday 29 June until Sunday 6 July. The main tutors will be the Japanese Yoshiharu Tsukamoto and Momoyo Kaijima, from Atelier Bow-Wow. The assisting tutors are the Croatian Vinko Penezić and Krešimir Rogina, from Penezić & Rogina architects.

The theme for the 2014 session of the Summer school is “Metabolism Revisited”. Metabolism of today is no longer the Metabolism of former periods. It was created in Japan by a group of then architects and theoreticians, during the preparation for Tokyo World Design Conference in 1960. They were influenced by a wide variety of sources including Marxist theories and biological processes.


The Summer School is open to students of design or architecture who have at least completed the sixth semester.


The participation fee for this school is EUR 200 per participant. This fee includes workshop, accommodation, meals and transportation from Skopje to Ohrid and the way back.

A certificate will be awarded on completion of the summer school, as well as 2 ECTS points.


The deadline for submissions is 20 May 2014. The selected participants will be notified by 31 may 2014.

Attached to the application form, applicants should submit a max. 5 A4 pages Portfolio + CV (including photo) in pdf format to the following e-mail address: ohridss@uacs.edu.mk. Portfolios should be designed and formatted for on-screen viewing.

Please note that students need to bring their own laptop computers.

For more information please visit the official website.

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