Vilnius will host the International Summer School for Landscape Architecture Students

Vilnius will host the International Summer School for Landscape Architecture Students

The end of the summer 2018 will be crowned by an international event: twenty landscape architecture students and a dozen lecturers and practitioners from Estonia, Hungary, Poland, Holland, Germany and other countries will deepen professional skills for a week in Vilnius, Vilnius Gediminas Technical University.

The Faculty of Architecture of the Vilnius Gediminas Technical University goes to the field of Landscape Architectural Studies with a sound international event, which will in practice test the study modules created during the two years of the project's EULAND-21 work. Project  manager prof. Gintaras Stauskis is pleased to hear that a large group of Estonian, Polish and Hungarian university students, as well as Netherlands, German, Spanish and other teachers and professionals who come to Lithuania to deepen their specific skills and exchange knowledge, responded to the invitation. In the summer school, we will practically test the teaching of three of thirty study modules designed to create landscapes for the urban open spaces, cultural landscapes and infrastructure projects.

The Vilnius City Municipality has suggested that students try to test their skills in a few concrete places in Vilnius – it is interesting how the students are going to approach our problems from a completely different, perhaps unexpected, perspective.

On the last day of August, the final day of this summer, the VGTU Faculty of Architecture will host the final chord of this international event  –  an Open Conference where guests and local specialists will share future insights on our profession. Student teams will present their proposals for the specific landscapes of Vilnius City, and all participants will have time to discuss landscape architecture issues with our guests, internationally renowned landscape architects.

Everyone interested in landscape architecture is welcome to hear impressive presentations, to communicate in the usual place – VGTU Faculty of Architecture, Pylimo str. 26, on Friday, August 31st at 13.00. The Program is attached here.

During the two years of the EULAND-21 project, an analysis of Estonian, Polish, Hungarian and Dutch landscape architecture study programmes was carried out, the results of which showed that the study courses need to develop core, specific and supporting competences. Students should consistently deepened in their ability to communicate with experts from other fields, to work in a multicultural environment, and to develop entrepreneurial skills in the profession. Lithuania would need specialists with expertise in infrastructure projects in the field of landscape development. “We plan that in the future students will get certain part of landscape architecture studies at partner schools, thus giving more prospects for their further professional activities” – explain project manager prof. Gintaras Stauskis.

LALA Information Service, 17-08-2018