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The City Unknown: IAF Summer School 2024 opens with METASITU at IAF House, 10-11 May.

Conversation: On Friday evening, METASITU (Liva Dudareva and Eduardo Cassina) will introduce their practice, inviting participation and exchange.

Friday 10 May 2024

Workshop: In Saturday’s workshop, participants will create a collective zine about the city with METASITU (Liva Dudareva and Eduardo Cassina).

Saturday 11 May 2024


The City Unknown with METASITU:

A call for participants for The City Unknown, the IAF Summer School 2024.

“Where The Soft Things Are” – METASITU’s contribution to The City Unknown – is an invitation to engage with the city’s architectural narrative beyond its physical structures, focusing on the intangible elements that contribute to the essence of urban life. Through the collaborative creation of a zine, we will document and reflect on these ephemeral but essential qualities. The workshop will also explore ways for creating inks from materials sourced from our immediate urban surroundings. Participants will get to keep a copy of their zines at the end of the session.

Important booking information:
The IAF Summer School is open to all, including professionals, academics, graduates and students. It will be of particular relevance to architects, artists, activists, creatives, cultural practitioners, community workers, urbanists, geographers, film-makers and anyone with an interest in architecture, sustainability, design and the built environment. CPD points are available for participating architects.

The City Unknown is free to attend, but booking is essential as places are limited.

Please note that Friday’s Conversation and Saturday’s Workshop are interdependent, so we suggest that you register for both days and attend on both days.

The IAF Summer School is in three parts. It also runs on 14 May with continentale(online) and on 17-18 May with Spolka(in-person at IAF House, Dublin). It is possible to book for one, two, or all three parts of the Summer School. Please book for each event separately.

All IAF Summer School events are presented as part of the LINA Programme.

Liva Dudareva and Eduardo Cassina (METASITU) are LINA Fellows 2024/25, with their project The Degrowth Institute.


About LINA:
The IAF Summer School forms part of IAF’s contribution to the LINA programme of architecture events all over Europe.

IAF is a member organisation of LINA, a European network of 34 institutions working at the intersection of architecture and other fields related to spatial culture. LINA’s goal is to help steer the architectural sector towards clean and circular practices through Learning, Interacting and Networking in Architecture and by supporting emerging professionals (competitively selected LINA Fellows) with innovative and forward-looking projects.

LINA is coordinated by the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia and co-funded by the Creative Europe initiative of the European Union.

Each year LINA has Open Calls for emerging professionals to join their programmes as LINA Fellows. Becoming a LINA fellow offers you opportunities to collaborate with LINA member organisations all over Europe. Please follow this link to learn more about responding to this year’s Open Call.

The City Unknown: IAF Summer School 2024, with METASITU
Image: Photo: “we were building sandcastles, but the wind blew them away” (2019) by METASITU. Photo by METASITU.

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