The AATE summer school is a design-build program, part of an ongoing outreach, education and research project initiated by Architecture at the Edge, inviting architects and designers to develop their participatory community engagement skills and experience within a rural context. The summer school is open to anyone with a background in architecture, design or construction based in Ireland. We are looking for participants to engage with the local environment through observational studies (walking as research), the study of found objects, interactions between communities, landscape, and nature. We are giving participants the opportunity to explore new ideas through research and making in a unique environment. The programme will be led by a cross-disciplinary group of international tutors and professional technicians and will lead towards a collaborative design & build workshop in the autumn.
The Architectural Summer School will offer a unique opportunity to students of architecture and those with an interest in the built environment. This course will be delivered at GMIT Letterfrack and is aimed at Masters level study – Level 9 on the Irish National Framework of Qualifications, www.nfq-qqi.com (*While the Design West course is aimed at Masters Level 9, it is open to all Level 8 students graduating this year. It is also open to professional architects and designers looking for a refresh). AATE welcome as many open applications as there are interested students.
Architecture at the Edge (AATE) is a not-for-profit organisation dedicated to the promotion of architecture as culture. Established in Galway in 2017, it invites everyone to explore and understand the value of a well-designed built environment. We aim to demonstrate how design enhances everyday life and to inspire new ways of thinking about architecture.