Free School of Architecture calls for applications -min
Free School of Architecture has announced its call for admissions for both participants and teaching proposals for the Free School of Architecture, Summer 2018. Applications are available at FSA website (www.freeschoolofarchitecture.org). Though no fees will be charged, the applicants have to arrange for their own accommodation. FSA will not assist with travel costs, local accommodations or Entry VISAS for foreign nationals. FSA, Summer 2018 will take place between Thursday, June 14, 2018 and Saturday, July 28, 2018 in Los Angeles, California.
The applicants should be fluent in spoken and written English, must be between 21 and 99 years of age and must provide evidence of experience (professionally or otherwise) in a discipline that engages with a form of practice relevant to architecture.
The Free School of Architecture is a participant-led six week event committed to the free exploration and exchange of ideas in and around the expanded field of architecture, freed from traditional pedagogical and professional frameworks. Focused on and determined through peer-to-peer learning, participant directed programming and an ever changing network of affiliations and collaborations, the aim of the Free School of Architecture is to facilitate a dialogue between peers worldwide who share in the pursuit of architecture, and to expand and support a space for free thought where this architecture can happen.
The Free School of Architecture was founded in 2016 in Los Angeles by architect and educator Peter Zellner. The inaugural meeting of 30-odd participants over the summer of 2017 was a moment of pause, an opportunity to take stock and allow the time and space for conversations removed from the structures that typically dictate architectural discourse. Following this, it became apparent that what was required was not an educational institution, with its pedagogical hierarchies, curriculum, and qualifications. Instead the Free School of Architecture is an occasion that convenes, and is convened by, a body of participants who share in a desire to experiment in what architecture is, and with what it could be.