Second Admission Call Postgraduate Degree BASEhabitat (MAS)
Deadline: November 8, 2019
The “Postgraduate Degree | BASEhabitat” was launched at the beginning of February. With this new course of study in the field of architecture, the University of Art in Linz wants to raise awareness for the contribution architecture can make to overcoming the climate crisis.
16 students from 11 nations, from Peru to Finland to India, will study at the University of Art and Design Linz for 3 semesters. Anna Heringer (DE) opens the series of visiting professors with an unconventional approach to design. Instead of using computers, or paper and pens, the students design with clay. This is how the first projects take shape, a house for orphans in Senegal, a handicraft centre in northern India or a culture pavilion in Zurich.
During the course of their studies, other architects such as Helena Sandman (FI), Jan Glasmeier (DE/TH) and Nina Pawlicki (DE) will hold blocks of lectures and pose challenging design tasks both in international and local contexts with projects located in Tunisia as well as in Linz. The Austrian earth building pioneer Martin Rauch will conclude the semester with a rammed earth workshop.
In the autumn, the students will go to a BASEhabitat construction site in Thailand.
The first works will be presented to the public in mid-July 2020.