PAO ARCHITECTURE SUMMERSCHOOL 2011 – Under One Roof: A Thousand Ideas

Titled UNDER ONE ROOF: A THOUSAND IDEAS finally the concept and programme for the 2011 PAO Summerschool got decided. The workshop will happen – as in the previous years – in the Romanian mountain village of Potoc, near Timisoara city. The general idea is to rework the old school building in Potoc, and to set-up a kind of Micro-Bauhaus in this rural setting. The large old school provides a perfect location for a variety of projects on all scales: from artistic work (sculpting, drawing, crafting) to architectural construction (house-in-house).

TIME The workshop will happen from August 22nd until September 4th. Before the workshop start a weekend programme in the nearby city of Timisoara is prepared. A detailed workshop schedule is to be issued in the next weeks.

REGISTRATION Deadline for registration and payment will be July 31st. The number of participants is limited to ~20. The people who register first will be enrolled.

FEES Participation fees will be 150 € for students, and 250 € for professionals, covering the full course of two weeks. The fees include food, field trips and accomodation (students: tents; professionals: dormitory or guest house).

CRITERIA There are no specific criteria for participation. Yet, participants shall have high personal motivation, a natural creative drive and some positive craziness. Before all, the ability to be productive in an international teams is essential. As PAO is a genuine “hands-on” workshop, a certain physical robustness is necessary too.

ARRIVAL Meeting place will be Timisoara city on the 21st of August. From Timisoara a pickup trip is organised to Potoc village. If you arrive by airplane, the nearest airport is Timisoara/Romania, however Belgrade/Serbia is quite close too (2h Bus to Timisoara). Flying to Budapest/ Hungary is also possible (4 hours trainride to Timisoara).

FURTHER INFORMATION Anyone who is interested in the workshop or wants to receive detailed information, shall email to paoproject@gmail.com or visit the website www.pao-project.org which will be updated in the next days with new information.