Summer School of Creative Economy “Cultural heritage and creative industries: discovering new creative centers”

Summer school of creative economy is designed as a cooperational program for exchange of multidisciplinary knowledge in creative economy that should bring integration of culture and creative industries in development planning process and establish educational tools for future representatives in fields such as urban design, planning and development of culture and creative industries. 

It is planned that Summer School of Creative Economy serves as an educational program in the field of creative economy and subject in revitalization of abandoned buildings with cultural values that could enhance development of art and creative industries. The program is implemented in cooperation with University of Pennsylvania – School of Design (leading academic school for urban design, planning and architecture, The Best College Rankings) and in partnerships with Republic Institute for protection of cultural monuments and Institute for cultural development research.

This year’s programme director is Mr Donovan Rypkema, architect, lecturer at the School of Design and leading experts in the economics of conservation practice and rehabilitation of buildings with cultural values.

Photo: Galera – Art Incubator, Užupis Republica

The Summer School will take place from 31st of May to 12th of June 2015 as a combination of theoretical lectures and collaborative work during the workshops for students from Serbia and the United States. The School has the aim to provide a specific and multidisciplinary approach in research of urban structures and buildings with cultural values as to give new objectives in urban regeneration, redesign and adaptive reuse of these tangible structures following the needs of creative entrepreneurs and artists in certain cities

Summer School of Creative Economy was made possible by the University of Pennsylvania – School of Design, United States Embassy in Serbia, Republic Institute for protection of cultural monuments.