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Final call for Applications to Architectural Summer School, Critical Subjects


Critical Subjects. An architectural summer school open to all architecture students

Critical Subjects is a unique opportunity for 30+ of the keenest students of architecture to engage in a series of intellectual architectural challenges facilitated by leading names in the field, to network with key architects, to engage in meaningful debate and to challenge their preconceptions.

This is a fantastic opportunity to study in the offices of: Zaha Hadid Architects, Arup Associates, AHMM, Orms and Amin Taha.

Why should I enter?

Participation in the Summer School shows that an acclaimed international jury has chosen you. The Summer School promotes innovative and critical thinking and entrants will have rare access to some of the leading commentators and practitioners in architecture and design. Entrants’ submissions will be displayed prominently online – and the winners of various design challenges throughout the week will be displayed in a public exhibition.

There will be significant prizes for Summer School winners.


To win a place at the Summer School, you must submit your response to the statement:

“There’s nothing modern about Modern architecture”

Make a statement, Power Point Presentation, pdf or short film to explain your opinion on this statement. Agree or disagree? Explain why.

Early submissions will be eligible for a prize draw. Submit as soon as possible to ensure that it is judged by the key Advisory Panelists.


Submit a statement, slideshow or a short film, as follows:

  1. Slideshows should be 5 - 10 pages containing max 200 words with images. Submissions should be either a PPT or Pdf file.
  2. Films should be no longer than two minutes and may include animations and a soundtrack. Submissions should be on a mpeg4 file.

SEND TO: (include SUMMER SCHOOL ENTRY in the Subject box)

Submissions must be by email with attachments. Important: Total file size must not be bigger than 2Mb


The competition is now open. Apply now to guarantee early assessment!

Submissions close on 7th May 2014.

Submissions should show off the entrants’ understanding of architecture and design but also of other contemporary debates, social issues, political perspectives and intellectual nuances.

Include: Name, Age, Year of Study, University/College, Address, Email/Phone on the email only.*

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