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Summer Course 2022




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Santiago de Compostela, Spain July 21 -27

Porto, Portugal July 29 - August 4 

This summer program offers an intensive two-week course in the interface between disciplines concerned with design of the built environment and scientific disciplines concerned with human perception and behavior. Grounded in the local landscape of Galicia and northern Portugal, the course is open to architecture and design professionals, including architects, urban designers, historians, environmental experts, health professionals, interior and product designers, cognitive scientists, landscape architects, sociologists, anthropologists and neuroscientists, as well as graduate and postdoctoral students in these disciplines. Every participant will receive a Certificate of Completion at the end of the course.

An Early Bird Discount of $100 will apply to payments submitted before December 15, 2021. 

Summer course tuition includes all lectures, masterclasses, roundtable discussions, workshops and sketching lessons, field trips and social events with faculty. Bus transportation will be provided for all participants between Galicia, Spain and Porto, Portugal. We are honored to host 28 of the most distinguished architects, designers, historians, philosophers, educators and cognitive scientists in the world. This course will be entirely on-site. Course topics include: The Phenomenon of Place, Dynamics of Experience, The World of Senses, and Perception and Emotion in architecture, urban planning and design. 

“Modern man has no unified worldview. He lives in a double world, at once in his own naturally given environment and in a world created for him by modern natural science, based on the principle of mathematical laws governing nature. It is understandable that thinkers and philosophers have often attempted somehow to overcome [this disunion], yet they have generally gone about this in a way generally meant to eliminate one of the two terms, to logically reduce one to the other, to present one—usually on the basis of causal argument—as a consequence and a component of the other.”

 – Jan Patočka

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