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The AA Visiting School Mittelmeerland is a programme of the AA School of Architecture in London, a series of six 10- day architectural research workshops directed by Medine Altiok, Stephanie Tunka and Krunoslav Ivanisin. Mittelmeerland will investigate the future of the Mediterranean as a territory: Over three years the intention is to research different Mediterranean cities. The first workshop will take place in Dubrovnik from 31. January – 10. February 2011 and then continues with Tangier, Tripoli, Istanbul, Alexandria and Haifa.

In the first of these we will study the dynamic territory of Dubrovnik’s coastline and the mutual dependencies of land and water. The area itself, from Dubrovnik to the port of Ploce, extends more than 113km and provides an amphibious context defined by an ongoing conflict between the natural landscape, industry and tourism. This condition forces us to ask: How is the rapid growth of global trade affecting Mediterranean ports? And how can these cities along the Mediterranean coast become more environmentally engaged?

We will work on five different areas along the coastline analysing existing conditions and future projections, playfully utilising small-scale phenomena, translating found conditions into large-scale urban interventions and envisioning future changes. We will produce architectural portraits, urban biographies, video narrations and imaginative axonometric collages, which ultimately will feature in a publication of the workshop’s research on various waterfront cities around the Mediterranean.


During the workshop a one day symposium will be held on 5 February 2011. Its purpose is to examine how the Mediterranean region can position itself as a ’territory’, one that is based on climatic and economic conditions, and subject to specific social, political and spatial dynamics and experiences. We want to discover similarities and differences by comparing cities.

Tutors and Speakers will include: Ann-Sofi Rönnskog, Barbara Savin, Christopher Pierce, Cristian Suau, Dinka Pavelić, Davor Bušnja, Dubravko Bačić, Elias Torres, Evert Ypma, Hrvoje Hrabak, Ivana Tutek, Ivona Jerković, John Palmesino, Jorge Garcia de la Camara, Katharina Ivanišin, Krunoslav Ivanišin, Lulzim Kabashi, Marina Oreb, Matea Spika, Medine Altiok, Nike Sudarevic, Roberta Pavlović, Roman Šilje, Sanja Filep, Stephanie Tunka, Tatjana Rajić, Tomas Klassnik, Vanda Kontić, Veljko Radulović, Velimir Cirjak and others

Registration for Symposium

Entrance is free of charge. Participants from the workshop are automatically registered. As seats are limited all should register via email to Ana Šilovic: programi@uha.hr

Application, Accommodation & Costs

The workshop is open for all students and young professionals from all over the world in the fields of architecture, urban and landscape planning and other disciplines. Deadline for applications is 10 January 2011.

Accommodation during the workshop is not provided, but we have reserved enough rooms at the Dormitory at the sight, which costs £215 per participant for ten days.

The AA Visiting School requires a fee of £650 per participant, which includes a £50 Visiting Student Membership. Applications can be submitted to: visitingschool@aaschool.ac.uk. Application forms are available on: www.aaschool.ac.uk/dubrovnik

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