European Architecture Students Assembly 2017
Date: 22.7. to 6.8.2017
Place: Fredericia (DK)
EASA is the biggest architecture students’ network reaching all over Europe and beyond. It is a platform for architecture students to share thoughts, ideas and methods across borders and cultures. Our common language is architecture in all its shapes and sizes.
Every summer EASA gathers over 500 students of architecture from more than 40 countries and 200 different schools of architecture. For over two weeks the architecture students, graduates and tutors live, learn and create together and are involved in various practical and theoretical workshops held by skilled tutors and accompanied by lectures from locally and internationally acclaimed architects.
What makes EASA unique is the fact that is run by students for students. This allows for ideas and thoughts to take shape in a free and open environment, where experimentation and innovations are the key drivers of the event.
Our vision for the event is to engage the EASA community in an architectural discussion of the theme: Hospitality - Finding the Framework. This event addresses a particularly important and urgent European issue - the crisis of hospitality in Europe.
In a world of obliged and desired mobility, the way we welcome each other is essential. Our cities need to be open and friendly for social diversity as we are when we welcome guests to our homes. Through environment, architects may construct the framework of hospitality, and provide solutions for social mistrust and fragmentation.
We see that hospitality is commercialized, which implies that all newcomers or people with different demands need to pay for help or be out casted. To respond to this, we need to implement enforceable concepts of hospitality in our social frameworks. We believe that through an ongoing process of formal and informal interactions within and between individual communities and different cultures, new humanity will emerge.
Hospitality revolves around people, and finding the architectural framework around the term will require architectural, design and theoretical projects, that engage the local community. Opening dialogues and collaborations that will establish new networks and partnerships for a more hospitable world.
EASA Denmark is proudly supported by fredericia kommune / aarhus school of architecture / the royal danish academy of fine arts schools of architecture, design and conservation / spax / kanalbyen / cemex / tuborg fondet / aarsleff / dreyers fond / superwood / weber - saint-gobain / strøjer tegel / detail magazine / knud højgaards fond / rising architecture week / atelier kite / louis poulsen.