EASA 2017- HOSPITALITY
This summer 2017 , from 21d of July till 6th of August, up to 500 young, emerging architects from over 50 countries around Europe and beyond will gather up in Lithuania to take part in a 2-week festival of workshops, lectures, social interaction and monumental experiences.
Easa 2017 will be held in Fredericia, Denmark. This city is located in the southeastern part of the Jutland peninsula in a sub-region known locally as Trekanten, or The Triangle. Fredericia has its particular history, culture and identity, which takes as its starting point some historical elements: diversity, which can be traced to the city’s founding in 1650, where people with different backgrounds were invited to settle in the city; military history, which is based on different battles, which took place here. An intensive industrialization in the 19th century occurred. Fredericia has in fact hosted industrial companies longer than many other Danish cities.
HOSPITALITY-finding the framework
The theme “Hospitality. Finding the framework” resonates with the history of Fredericia and the challenges the city now faces, as well as it relates to the current political situation in Europe and the world. We are addressing a particularly important contemporary issue – the crisis of hospitality. In this world of obliged and desired mobility, the way we welcome each other is essential. Nowadays, the concept of hospitality is being commercialized and the initial idea is being misinterpreted. It implies that some categories of people face challenges and difficulties in their everyday life. Ones are not able or not allowed to come to certain areas or even countries, others need to pay for help or be outcasted. To respond this, we need to understand and implement new hospitality in the current social framework.
The 30+ workshops that will take place during the two weeks will reflect the theme and location of the assembly.
Their ethic is in deliberate contrast to the usual introverted and competitive approach in university education, to the output orientated professional context, and expertise and elite approach of many other summer schools. It is the EASA spirit that joins all in a network without hierarchy.