Building Blocks: What Cities Tell Us about Society, History, and Change

Collegium Civitas

Program Description

Building Blocks: What Cities Tell Us about Society, History, and Change

Collegium Civitas

Overview

Changes in urban landscapes carry with them conflicting interpretations of the past and conflicting desires for the future. After the devastation of WW2, the creation of a new social and political order shaped the reconstruction of the cities: new buildings, street names and commemorative monuments told a specific version of the past and offered a vision for future transformation. The fall of communist regimes was also written in the fabric of the city: new glassy skyscrapers now compete with postwar architectures, while new monuments and landmarks offer competing (and often contradictory) interpretations of the past. In this course we will ask many questions about what a city is and how it functions. Who are the main actors in the shaping and reshaping of a city? How can historical preservation and economic development be balanced? How can competing interpretations coexist? What is the relationship between urban changes and broader social, cultural, and political transformation? This course includes travel to Wroclaw, Krakow, and Berlin.

Entry qualification

High school / secondary education (or higher)

While not a requirement for this course, background or coursework in a related field (architecture, urban planning, history, sociology) is helpful.

The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English.

Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.

Language requirements

English

Other requirements

At least 1 reference(s) must be provided.

A motivation letter must be added to your application.

Tuition fee

$5,495.00 per programme

Program costs include tuition for study as outlined, shared accommodation, pre-departure materials, local orientation, health and accident insurance, airport meeting, cultural program, and in-country support. Lunches are included M-F and during travel segments (when applicable) breakfast is also included.

  • Application fee $50.00 one-time
  • Deposit $250.00 one-time
This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated April 20, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
June 11, 2016
Duration
Duration
28 days
Full time
Price
Price
5,495 USD
Information
Deadline
Start date June 11, 2016
Place
Poland Warsaw, Masovia
Application deadline Request Info
End date July 10, 2016
Duration 28 days
Price 5,495 USD
Application fee $ 50; Deposit $ 250