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by participants of the Summer School

Cantabria Summer School 2019

Lessons from Valderredible

Lessons from Valderredible

Lessons from Valderredible: how change your approach to local traditions in two weeks by Blanca Medina Sánchez Guatemala, Peru, Honduras, México, Colombia, India, United States, Cuba, Syria, Slovakia, Poland, Italy, UK, Portugal and Spain where the countries...

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More Reflections by the participants 2019

More Reflections by the participants 2019

Various reports on the Cantabria Summer School 2019 by our participants After the summer school, there have been several participants who have written their reflections on what they experienced those days. We share below some of them: Delton works in the public sector...

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Reflections on Cantabria Summer School 2019

Reflections on Cantabria Summer School 2019

Reflections on Cantabria Summer School 2019 by Madison Hemenway Where I come from All the research in the world could not have prepared me for the experience that was Cantabria Summer School 2019. When I applied, I had just started my actual college education in...

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Reminiscing Cantabria

Reminiscing Cantabria

Report on the experience of the Cantabria Summer School by Anisha Suri   On the first day, nervous and uncertain if I would get along with people, I timidly walked through the boulevard towards the Burgos Cathedral. Admiring the arcade formed by the trees, of a...

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The experience of the Cantabria Summer School

The experience of the Cantabria Summer School

The experience of the Cantabria Summer School By Rachael Peterson The two weeks that we spent at the summer school in Valderredible seemed to go by very quickly. There was a lot to learn, discuss, and do in a short amount of time. I didn’t quite know what to expect...

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 Marvão Summer School 2018

After Marvão…

After Marvão…

After Marvão... Report on the experience of the Marvão Summer School by Saniya Malhotra.   I will begin by telling you I am currently a 3rd year student of architecture. I love tradition architecture, material and techniques. The thought and...

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Week 2 – Designing Beirã

Week 2 – Designing Beirã

Designing Beirã Week 2 by Vikramaditya Singh Rathore. After understanding the architectural vocabulary of Alentejo and exploring Beirã, we were divided into groups to present our first thoughts on the rejuvenation of the town. All the participants on their...

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Results of the research done the first week

Results of the research done the first week

Results of the research End of Week 1 by Vikramaditya Singh Rathore 20 July 2018 After all the explorations of the various cities in Alentejo region, we all sat down to compile an architecture vocabulary that we all encountered. This compilation was to...

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Week 1 – Understanding the Alentejo region

Week 1 – Understanding the Alentejo region

Understanding Alentejo Week 1 by Vikramaditya Singh Rathore Marvão traditional architecture summer school was held in the border town Beirã, in the Marvão Municipality, in the Portuguese region of Alto Alentejo. The school focused on local traditional...

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Marvão Traditional Architecture Summer School

Marvão Traditional Architecture Summer School

Marvão Traditional Architecture Summer School The Summer School is taking place in the Marvão area, in the Alto Alentejo Portuguese region, in July 16th – 29th. The application and registration proccess is already open. Local...

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Navarre Summer School 2017

Last day in Amaiur

Last day in Amaiur

By Jason Fajardo. It was the 29th of July at 9pm in the town of Amaiur. The whole village was quiet and one can only hear the sounds of nature and whispers between the participants. Every single one of us were focused on the task at hand, as we were all determined to...

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Second Week

Second Week

By Jason Fajardo. Monday morning came and everyone was still hung up on our trip to Pamplona. I had just woken up from hearing alarms ringing, rushing footsteps, locker keys turning, and people talking -the short vacation was done and it was time to get back to work....

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Pamplona!

Pamplona!

By Jason Fajardo. The first week -though fun and wonderful- was quite stressful and hectic. We were all ready for a little break and were looking forward to visiting Pamplona that Sunday. The weather during the past days had been quite odd with temperature fluctuating...

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First week

First week

By Jason Fajardo. The first morning in Amaiur, we were brought to the highest point in the village. It was a 20-minute trek from the hostel to the peak of the hill. Within those minutes, we got an opportunity to take a quick look at the village and form a basic idea...

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First day – Arrival in Amaiur

First day – Arrival in Amaiur

By Jason Fajardo. It was a sunny morning, and my colleagues and I just came from an exhausting 29-hour journey crossing seas from Manila to Madrid. Exhaustion was quickly forgotten though as we set foot in Spain. The beautiful morning sun, the amazing architecture and...

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