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IAF Summer School with zwkr (online)


The IAF Summer School 2023 continues to explore the theme of CONNECTION with Zwahlen Krupičková (known as zwkr), an emerging practice that combines architecture, landscape architecture and urban planning with a focus on public space.

Outside spaces are an essential part of our daily lives. Zwkr seek to improve the environment and increase biodiversity with small and local interventions, using the cycles of materiality as a designing tool. The future must consider not only buildings but also their existing surroundings. 

Through LINA, zwkr are also working with the Haus der Architektur in Graz and the Mies van der Rohe Foundation in Barcelona.


Presentation and discussion, Tuesday 9 May, 18.30-20.00 (on Zoom)

Using examples from their practice, zwkr will present strategies on how people, animals, and plants can live together and have to be considered together: an inclusive design not only for people.

A built garden is a place of coexistence for people, plants, and insects. Landscaping around a high school contributes to connection and learning. How can we make the most of everyday opportunities to enhance the existing environment? After the presentation, there will be time for group discussion.

Register for Tuesday.


Important information:

The IAF Summer School 2023: CONNECTION is open to all, including professionals, academics, graduates and students. It will be of particular relevance to architects, artists, activists, creatives, cultural practitioners, community workers, urbanists, geographers, film-makers and anyone with an interest in architecture, sustainability, design and the built environment. CPD points are available for participating architects.

It is free to attend the Summer School, but booking is required.

This year’s Summer School is in three parts. It opens on 5-6 May with Space Saloon + The MAAK and concludes on 12-13 May with Palace of Un/Learning. (These sessions are in person at the IAF headquarters.)

It is possible to book for one, two, or all three parts of the Summer School. Places are limited, so please register only if you plan to attend.


The IAF Summer School 2023 is brought to you in collaboration with LINA.

This is the first of three years in which the IAF Summer School forms part of the LINA programme, an exciting new collaboration between architecture organisations in 23 European countries and 25 competitively selected LINA Fellows. LINA’s goal is to help steer the architectural sector towards clean and circular practices through Learning, Interacting and Networking in Architecture and supporting emerging professionals with innovative and forward-looking projects.

LINA is coordinated by the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Ljubljana in Slovenia and co-funded by the Creative Europe initiative of the European Union.

The IAF Summer School 2023: CONNECTION and the LINA Writing Award, a partnership between the IAF and dpr barcelona, comprise the IAF’s contributions to this year’s LINA programme.


Photo: Garden in Blossom by zwkr.