Baltic International Summer School 2017

The 3rd Baltic International Summer School (BISS) at the HafenCity University in Hamburg, Germany, is held 11.8.-19.8.2017. Organized in collaboration with KADK and several other north european leading universities including DTU, Aalto University, Chalmers, HCU Hamburg, BISS is a 9-day long design workshop that brings together students from urban design, architecture, landscape architecture and engineering to work in collaborative teams on urban problems typical for all major harbor cities around the Baltic Sea region.

The harbor city Hamburg is the platform for the interdisciplinary projects and the topic for 2017: „City Elements - Infrastructure and Networks Shaping Harbour Areas“. 

BISS 2017

Participating universities

  • Aalto Universitetet, Helsinki, Finland
  • Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sverige  
  • Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademis Skoler, København, Denmark 
  • DTU, Lyngby, Danmark
  • Tallinn University of Technology , Tallinn, Estland
  • Gdansk University of Technology, Gdansk, Polen
  • HafenCity University Hamburg, Tyskland 

Time and place

11th of August - 19th of August 2017 in Hamburg

Application for BISS

The BISS is designed for students preferably at Master’s level, but students at the end of the Bachelor studies or beginning of the PhD studies are welcome to apply too. 7 students from KADK can join the workshop free of charge (including accommodation, course material, and one daily meal); a limited number of travel grants is available, too. Participating students will receive 5 ECTS points. 

Students interested in joining the BISS should send an email to Olga Popovic, Emanuele Naboni or Imke Wies van Mil, together with a short motivational statement related to interdisciplinary design and 2 images of projects. 

Deadline for application is 20th of May 2017.

The participation at the Baltic International Summer School has a registration cost of 50€ for the students of 
the BeInterBaltic partner universities. Students from invited universities pay a participation fee of 450€.

The workshop includes accomodation for ten nights, one daily meal as well as the workshop with guest lectures, course material and access to IT facilities and the HCU workshop. Furthermore, we will cover the costs of public transportation in Hamburg and a number of social activities during the whole Summer School. A contingency of rooms is reserved at the youth hostel.