A few high-quality summer schools are occurring in 2013. Here are some that we recommend:
What: Observe, Hack, Make. A five day outdoor international camping festival for hackers and makers, and those with an inquisitive mind.
Location: Geestmerambacht festival grounds, 30km north of Amsterdam
Dates: 31st July – 4th August 2013 (5 days)
Tutors: 100 confirmed talks, and 30 confirmed workshops (as of 30 May). With, among others, La Quadrature du Net.
Participation fee: 180 euros (normal ticket, as of June 10)
[GDA] Summer Sessions
What: A mobile summer school program developed by Graphic Design Arnhem [GDA], ArtEZ Institute of Arts Arnhem (Netherlands).
Location: Nida Art Colony in Lithuania
Dates: 10-25 August 2013 (14 days)
Tutors: Vinca Kruk (Metahaven), Hendrik-Jan Grievink (Next Nature), Thomas Castro (LUST), Indrė Klimaitė (Ilegal).
Participation fee: 1350 euros (incl. lodging)
Deadline: 3rd June 2013
RELEARN – Libre Graphics Summer School
What: A design education experiment. A first try to move across the conventional school model towards a space where the relationship to learning is mediated by graphical software.
Dates: 26-30 August 2013 (5 days)
Tutors: OSP plus international guests
Participation fee: 200 euros (incl. lunches)
Deadline: 4th July 2013
« Beyond the implications for design practice, the culture of free and open source software challenges traditional education paradigms because knowledge is exchanged outside institutional borders, and participants move between roles easily (teacher, student, developer, user). Following from their series of workshops and Print Parties, OSP proposes a summer school experiment. A first try to move across the conventional school model towards a space where the relationship to learning is mediated by graphical software. »
meet in real life
a transdisciplinary platform for people, who know each other from the internet and meet in real life to discuss, design, build.
Dates: 11. – 15. July 2013
Location: Frankfurt am Main
UrbanIxD Summer School
An interdisciplinary, workshop style, event hosted by the Department of Visual Communications Design, Arts Academy, University of Split.
Dates: 23rd Aug – 1st Sept 2013 (7 days)