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Master’s programme ‘Prototyping future cities’ launches joint course on 'Pandemic Estate' with the University of Groningen

Being a joint effort of the Faculty of Urban and Regional Development, HSE University and the Expertise Center Architecture, Urbanism and Health, University of Groningen (the Netherlands), it will be led by professor, head of the Expertise center architecture, urbanism and health, university of Groningen Cor Wagenaar and an educational curator Anastassia Smirnova.

Master’s programme ‘Prototyping future cities’ launches joint course on 'Pandemic Estate' with the University of Groningen

Course overview

The matter of a Healthy City has become one of the critical priorities for urban development. The global pandemic has just proved the evidence – importance of urban health issues to urban design, social policies, environmental regulations, transport systems and more. 

The new special course 'Pandemic Estate. Towards the Next Designs for Healthy Cities' will become a part of the ‘Prototyping future cities’ programme’ 2020-2022 academic year. It is intended to critically address specific issues related to the current and future pandemics.

What does the course consist of?

Comprising lectures, seminars, and a research-based project workshop, the 6-week intensive curriculum explores the impact of architecture and urbanism on public health. The students will look into possibilities for conceptual improvement of designs for the most vulnerable groups of citizens; overviewing the history of a concept and going deeper to develop a project.

To enter the course you need to apply for the Master's programme 'Prototyping future cities', intake 2020-2022. Learn more about application process here.

Apply now!

Tutors

Anastassia Smirnova
Educational curator, director of SVESMI (Dutch-Russian office for architecture, urbanism, cultural programming and education)

Cor Wagenaar
Professor, Head of the Expertise center architecture, urbanism and health, university of Groningen