The Bartlett School of Architecture


Course Deadline Extended for Summer Design Studio in Venice

16 June 2021

The studio, Venetian Architecture and the Heritage of Carlo Scarpa, will be taught at the European Cultural Academy by The Bartlett's Professor Sophia Psarra and is open for applications from Bartlett students.

Image: View of Venice, by Sophia Psarra

The deadline for applications to the course has now been extended to 30 June 2021. The studio programme takes place from 30 August to 10 September, with a preliminary virtual research module from 12 - 16 July.  The programme is open to Bartlett applicants as well as international students, with up to five Bartlett applicants also eligible to win a scholarship for the course. The course will take place in a historic palazzo on the Grand Canal, studying one of the city’s key architectural innovators, Carlo Scarpa, and exploring how architects can shape the cities in which they live. Led by Sophia Psarra, the course will include a visit to the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale, and each participant will receive a certificate from The Bartlett School of Architecture.

About the Studio

This design studio will explore how cities and architects interact, employing Carlo Scarpa and his work as a lens. Born and raised in Venice and the Veneto region, Scarpa transformed the ancient city and its surrounding sites by weaving modern spatial conceptions into their material fabric. This studio will explore Scarpa’s architecture and art of display, and its link to the city of Venice. How did the ever-developing space of Venice inspire the architect, and how does his work inspire its current architects in turn? Following from his work, what kinds of interventions does Venice need today in order to continue its legacy as a historical environment of contemporary curation and exhibition?

The course is open to BSc graduates, Master's students and graduates, and PhD candidates. Applicants should submit a portfolio of 6 A4 pages and a CV, and indicate knowledge of design and presentation related software in the CV.  Places on the course are unlimited (if numbers exceed expectations, the teaching staff will be expanded).

Key details:

Course dates:

Virtual module: 12-16 July, 2021

On-site in Venice: 30 August-10 September, 2021

Course fee:

1,650 Euro

To find out more about the course, watch the informational webinar recording here or email alice@europeanculturalacademy.com.

More information

Image: Sophia Psarra