UTS Architecture International Studios and Travel
The School of Architecture offers several international and travel opportunities including travelling studios and tours, internships and exchange programs. See below for details on past and current trips.
// UTS and Gehry Partners Internships //
Destination: Los Angeles USA
Travel dates: Jan to Mar 2011, Jan to Mar 2012
Students are awarded a paid three month internship at leading global architectural firm, Gehry Partners in Los Angeles and a UTS scholarship of up to $2500 AUD. Following the success of the internship program in 2011, this was again offered in 2012.
2011 recipients – Xiao Xiao Cao, Regan Ching, Kimberley Merlino, Natalie Haydon
2012 recipients – Joshua Harrex, Yinhui (Tommy) Zhou
// LA Study Tour + LA/Chicago Study Tour //
Destinations: Los Angeles, Chicago USA
Travel dates (2011): Jan 31, 2011 to Feb 14, 2011
Travel dates (2012): Jan 24, 2012 to Feb 9, 2012
A two-week study tour led by Dean, Desley Luscombe and Head of School, Anthony Burke. Highlights of the trip include a day inside Gehry Partners and an extended interview with Frank Gehry, Workshops with the CalPoly LA Urban studio, viewing of the Getty International Architectural Drawing archive and visits to important architecture sites and institutions including UCLA and Sci Arc. In 2012, this trip will also include a tour in Chicago.
// Global Field Studio – Sago studio //
Destination: PAPUA NEW GUINEA
Travel dates (Autumn Semester 2011): 5 Dec, 2011 to 15 Jan, 2012
Sago Studio 2011 is a design-build community development project in Papua New Guinea that will bring together the energies of a range of project partners to address the water and sanitation needs of the remote communities of Laukanu and Kelkel. The project is coordinated by Sago Network and will address immediate needs within the community and aims to be capacity building to catalyse ongoing improvements by bringing together several partners including UTS School of Architecture. Visit the website: http://www.sagonetwork.com/SAGO/SAGO_STUDIO_2011.html . Coordinated by Juliet Landler.
// Global Field Studio – Grand Paris //
Destination: Paris FRANCE
Travel dates (Autumn Semester 2011): 17 Apr, 2011 to 6 May, 2011
The masters studio will concentrate on a specific architectural intervention in Paris through the creation of a new urban stratum above the existing urban fabric. Formal processes will be tested for the generation and the morphological variations of this stratum according to spatial possibilities, future programmatic needs and the post-Kyoto agenda. Students will visit Paris and work with MVRDV as well as visiting other prominent Parisian firms and architectural sites. Coordinated by Frank Minnaert.
// Global Field Studio – Shanghai //
Destination: Shanghai CHINA
Travel dates (Winter Semester 2011): 2 – 13 July, 2011
This studio is for Masters of Advanced Architecture students and will continue our investigation of urban fabrics throughout Asia. Students will work with students and Faculty at Tongji University, before returning to Sydney to complete the studio. Led by Anthony Burke and Craig Allchin.
// Global Field Studio – The CitySwitch Lab //
Destination: Tokyo, Shimane JAPAN
Travel dates (Spring Semester 2011): 17 – 24 Sep, 2011
To tie into the world Architecture congress, and work begun in 2010 with the community in Shimane, this MArch studio will travel to Tokyo and the surrounding areas to visit specific sites of architectural interest, architectural practices, participate in the World Architecture congress and develop the architectural activism program with the Izumo community. Coordinated by Joanne Jakovich.
// Urban Projections – Mediterranean Union: Venice, Trieste, Genoa //
Destination: Venice ITALY
Travel dates (Spring Semester 2011): 17 Sep, 2011 to 23 Oct, 2011
This studio will develop and project new ideas for infrastructural and typological transformation in the context of three Italian cities, and a broader European social and economic crisis. Coordinated by Adrian Lahoud.
// Material Technologies – Concrete Tectonics //
Destination: Aarhus DENMARK
Travel dates: Autumn Semester 2011 and Spring Semester 2011
The Spring studio is the second part of a year long studio sequence working within the Concrete Technologies Research Project established between Aarhus School of Architecture, and UTS Architecture initially in 2010. Students from Aarhus and UTS will work for one semester in Sydney (Autumn 2011) on the development of parametric control of formwork and concrete material properties, developing testing large scale prototypes in the UTS Architecture warehouse. The student group and faculty will travel to Aarhus for the second stage (Spring 2011) of this one year studio to focus on large scale (1:1) prototypes and issues of industrial scale production with Scandinavian industry. Coordinated by Kirsten Orr. Other visiting Architecture Staff include Dave Pigram and Ben Coorey. See images from Dave Pigram’s Masterclass held in Aarhus: http://www.utsarchitecture.net/index.php/research/2011/uts-and-aarhus-digital-tectonics/
// Urban Interventions – Reformulating the Ground //
Destination: Alice Springs AUSTRALIA
Travel dates: Autumn Semester 2010 and Autumn Semester 2011
In 2011, the focus of the studio was on the urban condition of Alice Springs itself via the condition of domesticity and multi-residential housing. In response to the expansion constraints on the city, the studio will ask what does it mean to build at density in outback Australia. Visit the blog: http://www.reformulatingtheground.com/. Coordinated by Tarsha Finney.
// Social Transformations – Re Viewing Docklands //
Destination: Melbourne AUSTRALIA
Travel dates (Spring Semester 2011): 19 – 23 Sep, 2011
The studio asks two major questions: If our understanding of the social is mediated by the image, and techniques of image production, what generative agency does the image have in the making of form at urban and architectural scales? More importantly, how does this agency enable or respond to conditions of social transformation? Coordinated by Gavin Perin.
// Urban Projections – Mediterranean Union: Beirut //
Destination: Beirut LEBANON
Travel dates (Spring Semester 2010): Spring Semester 2010
This studio will spend ten days in Beirut during the mid semester break with a stop over in Dubai to work on issues related to urbanism and reconstruction after conflict. Architecture students will be joined by students of the Photography and Situated Media degree, and will visit sites of architectural interest as well as notable practices and industry in the area.. Coordinated by Adrian Lahoud (Architecture), David Burns (PSM) and Adam Jasper.
// Global Field Studio – Hong Kong and Shenzhen //
Destination: Hong Kong, Shenzhen CHINA
Travel dates (Winter Semester 2010): 1 – 14 July, 2010
This Master of Advanced Architecture studio will travel to Hong Kong and Shenzhen, with tours to Guangzhou and the surrounding areas to visit specific sites of architectural interest, and notable architectural practices. Students will work with students and faculty of the Chinese University Hong Kong, and the Shenzhen University Institute of Architecture and Planning to study particular urban phenomena of contemporary urban Asia. See http://www.utsarchitecture.net/index.php/2010/07/uts-maa-winter-studio-in-shenzhen-and-hong-kong/ for more information. Led by Anthony Burke, Adrian Lahoud and Professor Tong Wu.