Visiting Sweden
2023
14 – 21 JUNE


Days: 8
Lectures: 8
Studio: 6
Studio work: 34 hours
Current price: 1100 €


Anna Nilsson
Beate Hølmebakk
Charlotte Hansson
Johan Celsing
Luis Callejas
Mikael Bergquist
Nuno Melo Sousa
Samuel Lundberg
Sebastian Skovsted
Søren Johansen
ABOUT

Following the successful experience of the Summer School in Porto and the Visiting Schools in Mexico City and Versailles, Porto Academy aims now for a new Visiting School entitled 'Visiting Sweden' that will take place in Stockholm and in Växjö, in the Småland region of Sweden. It will be focused on studying and interpreting the tradition of the local industry of the prefabrication of wood houses and how this has been an influence for the architecture of today, but also to speculate about its future.
The program will make an introduction to Swedish culture with visits to important architectural references in Stockholm and the research of historical examples of the Småland region, and other examples from other cities or countries where participants are coming from. The program will take the study cases given by the local industry, its technology advances and industrial offer to enable a new design of prefab houses.
Porto Academy Visiting School program consists in a weeklong workshop studio with lectures, study trips, critiques, exhibition sets and production of editorial content. Each Workshop Leader is responsible for the academic program of the studio under the thematic given by the purpose of the Visiting School.

WHERE
The Visiting School program will take place in Stockholm and Småland region in Sweden where the main stream prefab industry in wood in Europe is based in.

WHEN
Porto Academy Visiting School will happen from the 14th to the 21st June 2023

WHO CAN TAKE PART
The Visiting School is open to students, graduates in architecture and related disciplines and to people with an appropriate background and professional experience in the architectural field.

TICKETS INCLUDES
Days: 8
Lectures: 6
Studios: 4
Studio Work: 34 hours
Building Visits: 3 days
Bus: From Stockholm to Växjö
Accommodation in Växjö: 6 nights
** For price without accommodation please contact us


FEES
1050€ During March
1100€ During April
1150€ During May
1200€ During June


* Fees include accommodation with limited places
** For price without accommodation please contact us
*** Trip from Stockholm to Växjö included






Arkdes

ArkDes is Sweden’s national centre for architecture and design. It is a museum, a study centre and an arena for debate and discussion about the future of architecture, design and citizenship. Our mission is to increase knowledge of and cultivate debate about how architecture and design affect our lives as citizens. Sweden is in the middle of an unprecedented building boom, one that will define its towns and cities for decades to come. The work of ArkDes aims to influence this change through debate, exhibitions, campaigns and research relating to Swedish and international architecture and design. We aim to put the citizens at the centre of the debate and look at the world through their eyes. ArkDes aims to achieve its mission through exhibitions, events and debates at the museum and across the country, through our education programmes, and through making our world class collection and library available to researchers and scholars. We also take part in a variety of international curatorial and research projects and networks. As well as its museum functions, ArkDes has a special role from the government that aims to help positively affect architectural quality in Sweden. This is known as ArkDes Think Tank – a meeting place for debate and research about architecture and urbanism in Sweden. ArkDes is an active collecting institution, focussed on Swedish modern and contemporary architecture, and maintains, catalogues, conserves and exhibits a collection of around 4 million objects.

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KTH Royal Institute of Technology

Since its founding in 1827, KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm has grown to become one of Europe’s leading technical and engineering universities, as well as a key centre of intellectual talent and innovation. We are Sweden’s largest technical research and learning institution and home to students, researchers and faculty from around the world dedicated to advancing knowledge.

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Linnaeus University

Linnaeus University is located in Växjö and Kalmar and offers over 200 degree programmes and 1500 single-subject courses. You can study different subjects within arts and humanities, health and life sciences, the social sciences, the natural sciences, technology, and business and economics. There are also a number of different contract educations, like the headmaster training and police education. Research at Linnaeus University is of high quality, nationally as well as internationally, and covers a wide range of disciplines. Particularly prominent is the research carried out within our cutting-edge research environments – our Linnaeus University Centres. Within these centres, everything from ecology and evolution to discrimination and integration, postcolonialism, intermediality, bioscience, and big data is being studied. With 2,100 employees and more than 44,000 students we strive to be a modern university, with Småland as our base and the world as our stage. To study and work at Linnaeus University means being part of an environment characterised by knowledge and development. Students acquire new knowledge and learn to have a critical approach and researchers make discoveries that can change our society. Employees talk of a work place with both challenges and opportunities and that Linnaeus University is a university where knowledge grows. Together we set knowledge in motion for a sustainable societal development.

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Smart Housing Småland

Smart Housing Småland is an innovation arena for habitats in glass and wood that contribute to increased innovation and competitiveness in the industries for industrial production of wooden houses and further processing of flat glass. In 2013, we became one of the winners in a competition called Vinnväxt, arranged by the Swedish innovation agency Vinnova, and were granted ten years of funding with the goal of establishing a nationally and internationally strong and attractive innovation environment. During the first two phases of the initiative since 2013, the environment has increased its knowledge established itself locally, regionally and nationally. At the turn of the year 2019/2020, the third and final phase of the Vinnova funding began, and in this phase, Smart Housing Småland will be an innovation arena for habitats in glass and wood, with the specializations Habitats and Technology. Habitats make it possible to address more than just construction and housing. This also means other types of buildings than residential buildings together with the living environment; not only areas between houses, but also functions and services that create the housing of the future. Technology makes it possible to address materials, products and processes needed to construct and build a house, from idea to management, i.e. all steps in the construction process, user phase, demolition and recycling. During phase 3, Smart Housing Småland will also prepare for continued operations in regional collaboration together with the regions, municipalities and the business without the support of Vinnova.

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PANORAMAH!

With surfaces above 98% structural glass, minimalist windows are all about glazing. From an industrial point of view, more significant glass dimensions require larger tempering furnaces, smooth operability and technical performances impose precision and higher quality standards, often more demanding than defined by international glass processing norms. To keep up with new challenges, panoramah! verticalized its industrial activity and integrated glass transformation in 2011. Continuously investing in its transformation capacity ever since, it became one of the largest glass transformers in Europe with a 9-metre furnace and the ability to process double- and triple-glazed units up to 29 sqm. This capacity has proved critical in different processes, mainly as glass progressively absorbs new functions, admits irregular and curved shapes or assumes various aesthetic requirements. panoramah! is currently the only manufacturer of minimalist windows in the world that processes and manufactures the main components of its systems, having full control and accountability over the entire process. From design to manufacture and installation, we answer for the complete system, both glass and aluminium. We streamlined glass transformation, adaptation to the system and transportation to the job site, rendering an apparently risky and complex procedure into an everyday job. Furthermore, with built experience in over 60 different countries and a strong network of more than 50 certified specialized partners, panoramah! is effectively present throughout the globe. Supported by our team, this network is composed by fully experienced technicians that ensure a constant presence at all stages, from glazing consulting to installation and long-term maintenance.

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Volcalis

Volcalis – Isolamentos Minerais, S.A. a Portuguese company owned by the Preceram Group, is dedicated to the production of mineral wool through an absolutely innovative and unique production process in Portugal. Volcalis offers a wide range of high quality and ecological solutions to the market, contributing to the comfort and thermal and acoustic efficiency of the buildings, by using the best raw materials and the highest technologies with great efficiency and rigor. This product of growing demand in the construction sector comes to increase the wide range of solutions offered by the Preceram Group companies and, more directly, to complement the gypsum board systems of Gyptec Ibérica. The Volcalis factory is located in the center of Portugal and has easy access to maritime, rail and road networks. It is close to the port of Aveiro, which allows the shipment of large quantities of mineral wool all over the world.

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14TH Wednesday
Stockholm
09:00h
Check in
St Mark’s church by Sigurd Lewerentz
09:30h
Lecture about Sigurd Lewerentz
Mikael Bergquist and Samuel Lundberg
10:00h
Visit
St Mark’s church and the Parish House by Sigurd Lewerentz
12:00h
Lecture about Woodland Cemetery
Mikael Bergquist and Samuel Lundberg
12:30h
Visit
Resurrection chapel by Sigurd Lewerentz
13:00h
Visit
Visitors’ Centre by Gunnar Asplund
13:30h
Visit
Woodland chapel by Gunnar Asplund
14:00h
Visit
Chapels of the Holy Cross, Faith, and Hope, with crematorium by Gunnar Asplund
15:00h
Visit
Arsta Church by Johan Celsing
18:00h
Visit
Acne Studios Headquarters by Johannes Norlander
19:00h
Lecture at KTH
Johan Celsing

 
15th Thursday
Stockholm
09:00h
Lecture at Stockholm City Hall
Mikael Bergquist and Samuel Lundberg
10:00h
Visit
Tham & Videgård Exhibition at ArkDes
11:00h
Visit
Royal Institute of Art by Norrel Rodhe
12:00h
Visit
Extension of Liljevalchs Konsthall by Gert Wingårdh
13:00h
Visit
Culture House by Peter Celsing
13:30h
Visit
National Bank by Peter Celsing
14:00h
Visit
Parkaden parking house by Hans Asplund
14:30h
Visit
Acne Shop by Arquitectura-G
15:00h
Visit
Centrumhuset office building by Cyrillus Johansson
15:30h
Visit
National Insurance Building by Sigurd Lewerentz
16:00h
Visit
Skandia cinema by Gunnar Asplund
16:30h
Visit
City Libray by Gunnar Asplund
18:00h
Visit
Carl Eldh atelier by Ragnar Östberg
19:00h
Lecture at KTH
Manthey Kula

 
16th Friday
Stockholm and Växjö
09:30h
Visits on the way to Växjö
Local industry of the prefabrication of Wood houses
12:00h
Lunch and visit to Naturum Tåkern
Timber based Visitor Centre by Gerth Wingård and Johan Edblad in Väderstad
14:00h
Visits to prefab industry
19:00h
Welcome Dinner in Växjö
Teleborg Castle

 
17th Saturday
Växjö
09:00h
Guest lecture by representatives from the Swedish Prefab Industry
www.isotimber.se, www.sodra.com, www.vida.se
10:00h
Presentation of cases by end users plus emergency housing for suffering areas
”Getnö Gård summer resort” and ”Böda Resort”, Linnaeus University
11:00h
Studio Work
Linnaeus University
13:00h
Lunch Break
14:00h
Studio Work
Linnaeus University
19:00h
Lecture
LCLA

 
18th Sunday
Växjö
10:00h
Lecture
Nilsson Rahm
11:00h
Lecture
Bast
13:00h
Lunch Break
14:00h
Studio Work
Linnaeus University

 
19th Monday
Växjö
10:00h
Studio Work
Linnaeus University
13:00h
Lunch Break
14:00h
Studio Work
Linnaeus University
19:00h
Lecture
Johansen Skovsted

 
20th Tuesday
Växjö
10:00h
Lecture
Ateljé Ö
11:00h
Lecture
Nuno Melo Sousa
13:00h
Lunch Break
14:00h
Studio Work
Linnaeus University

 
21st Wednesday
Växjö
10:00h
Studio Work
Linnaeus University
13:00h
Lunch Break
14:00h
Studio Work
17:00h
Studio Exhibitions, Studio Presentations and Diploma Ceremony
Linnaeus University
19:00h
Traditional Swedish Midsummer party
Trummen Lake

 

14TH Wednesday
Stockholm
09:00h
Check in
St Mark’s church by Sigurd Lewerentz
09:30h
Lecture about Sigurd Lewerentz
Mikael Bergquist and Samuel Lundberg
10:00h
Visit
St Mark’s church and the Parish House by Sigurd Lewerentz
12:00h
Lecture about Woodland Cemetery
Mikael Bergquist and Samuel Lundberg
12:30h
Visit
Resurrection chapel by Sigurd Lewerentz
13:00h
Visit
Visitors’ Centre by Gunnar Asplund
13:30h
Visit
Woodland chapel by Gunnar Asplund
14:00h
Visit
Chapels of the Holy Cross, Faith, and Hope, with crematorium by Gunnar Asplund
15:00h
Visit
Arsta Church by Johan Celsing
18:00h
Visit
Acne Studios Headquarters by Johannes Norlander
19:00h
Lecture at KTH
Johan Celsing

 
15th Thursday
Stockholm
09:00h
Lecture at Stockholm City Hall
Mikael Bergquist and Samuel Lundberg
10:00h
Visit
Tham & Videgård Exhibition at ArkDes
11:00h
Visit
Royal Institute of Art by Norrel Rodhe
12:00h
Visit
Extension of Liljevalchs Konsthall by Gert Wingårdh
13:00h
Visit
Culture House by Peter Celsing
13:30h
Visit
National Bank by Peter Celsing
14:00h
Visit
Parkaden parking house by Hans Asplund
14:30h
Visit
Acne Shop by Arquitectura-G
15:00h
Visit
Centrumhuset office building by Cyrillus Johansson
15:30h
Visit
National Insurance Building by Sigurd Lewerentz
16:00h
Visit
Skandia cinema by Gunnar Asplund
16:30h
Visit
City Libray by Gunnar Asplund
18:00h
Visit
Carl Eldh atelier by Ragnar Östberg
19:00h
Lecture at KTH
Manthey Kula

 
16th Friday
Stockholm and Växjö
09:30h
Visits on the way to Växjö
Local industry of the prefabrication of Wood houses
12:00h
Lunch and visit to Naturum Tåkern
Timber based Visitor Centre by Gerth Wingård and Johan Edblad in Väderstad
14:00h
Visits to prefab industry
19:00h
Welcome Dinner in Växjö
Teleborg Castle

 
17th Saturday
Växjö
09:00h
Guest lecture by representatives from the Swedish Prefab Industry
www.isotimber.se, www.sodra.com, www.vida.se
10:00h
Presentation of cases by end users plus emergency housing for suffering areas
”Getnö Gård summer resort” and ”Böda Resort”, Linnaeus University
11:00h
Studio Work
Linnaeus University
13:00h
Lunch Break
14:00h
Studio Work
Linnaeus University
19:00h
Lecture
LCLA

 
18th Sunday
Växjö
10:00h
Lecture
Nilsson Rahm
11:00h
Lecture
Bast
13:00h
Lunch Break
14:00h
Studio Work
Linnaeus University

 
19th Monday
Växjö
10:00h
Studio Work
Linnaeus University
13:00h
Lunch Break
14:00h
Studio Work
Linnaeus University
19:00h
Lecture
Johansen Skovsted

 
20th Tuesday
Växjö
10:00h
Lecture
Ateljé Ö
11:00h
Lecture
Nuno Melo Sousa
13:00h
Lunch Break
14:00h
Studio Work
Linnaeus University

 
21st Wednesday
Växjö
10:00h
Studio Work
Linnaeus University
13:00h
Lunch Break
14:00h
Studio Work
17:00h
Studio Exhibitions, Studio Presentations and Diploma Ceremony
Linnaeus University
19:00h
Traditional Swedish Midsummer party
Trummen Lake

 

GENERAL REGULATION
Porto Academy will not be liable for any losses (included, but not limited to: travel and accommodation in Stockholm costs) arising as a consequence of any modification or cancellation of studio and lectures time-tabling constraints as set out above beyond the cost of the visiting school. Porto Academy shall not be liable for any failure or delay in the visiting school, in whole or part, of any of our obligations arising from or attributable to acts, events, omissions or accidents beyond our reasonable control.
Porto Academy reserves the right, at any time, to update and introduce changes and additions to the rules set out in the General Regulation and Terms and Conditions, without prior communication, so the ticket holder must, periodically, to stay informed, consult and review it on the official website, which will always contain the updated version and cannot claim to be unaware of any changes and additions made.
Porto Academy is authorized to use any pictures or videos that will be taken by Porto Academy authorized staff during the course for educational purposes and to promote Porto Academy.
Porto Academy reserves the right to make any changes that in Porto Academy absolute discretion are considered necessary or appropriate for reasons of operational efficiency or due to any other circumstances that are beyond our control. Porto Academy reserves the right to amend or cancel a guest (studio or lecture) or change studio and lecture location and dates.
Porto Academy aims to present its participants with the quality announced in the program, but it is not responsible for not fulfilling the expectations of the participants.


LANGUAGE
The tuition language is English.

LECTURES
Lectures will be held in the auditorium or outside but always at the same venue where the workshops will happen. Lectures are held every day at 10 a.m. and 19 p.m., according to the program's schedule.
Participants and Guests are advised to be on time for the lectures. When inside the Auditorium the main doors of the auditorium will be closed 5 minutes after the beginning of a lecture, and participants are advised to use the back door preventing the interruption of the lecture.
The lectures as well as the workshops are held in English so everybody can understand as we always have participants from more than 50 different countries.
Porto Academy aims to be a pleasant and relaxed summer course; some delays are possible within a reasonable time.

STUDIO REGULATION
Participants having special mobility or other kinds of special needs should inform Porto Academy during registration in order to provide the best solution to make the summer course a comfortable experience.
Participants shall not leave any personal belongings unattended inside the studio's room or lecture’s room. Porto Academy cannot be held responsible for any thefts or damage that might be caused to Participants’ personal belongings.


STUDIO SELECTION
Studio selection is made after registration and confirmation of payment.
Participants will be assigned a studio, according to their preferences.
The Participant will fulfil a registration form with the name of the workshop leaders and select the studios by order of preference. The first option will be considered unless the number of the participants exceeds the vacancies of each studio. When this happens, a sortition will be made so participants will be placed on their following option.
In the end, all the classes should have the same number of participants. Porto Academy reserves the right to close the enrolments to one or more studios by considering the number of already enrolled participants.
During ‘Check in’, studio distribution is announced. Porto Academy participants are only allowed to change if they find a direct switch with another participant.

STUDIO
Each studio is composed of a Workshop Leader, an Assistant, and around 15 Participants.
The Workshop Leader is responsible for defining the workshop theme, its aims and its process. The Workshop Leader will assist the Participants’ work, arranging the final presentation together with the Assistant and the participants. The Assistant is responsible for advising and participating together with the Workshop Leader. The Assistant will give assistance to the Participants regarding their studio project.
The Workshop Leader, Assistant and participants are responsible for the cleaning of the room on the last day of Porto Academy. Each participant is responsible for taking good care of the building, the room, and furniture. Any damage caused will be at the participant’s responsibility.
Any class, activity or expenses regarding the studio work made outside the Faculty campus are not the responsibility of Porto Academy.

MATERIAL
We strongly suggest that participants should bring their personal electronic equipment and others one finds important (e.g. digital camera, laptop, special drawing material etc...).

BOOKLET
The design and content of the booklet is from the entire responsibility of the Workshop Leader, Assistant and Participants.
Porto Academy has the copyrights for any publication regarding Porto Academy courses including the booklets.


EXHIBITION
On the final day of the program Studios set up an exhibition with the work produced during the week. The exhibition will be open to all the Porto Academy participants.

FINAL PRESENTATION
On the last day of Porto Academy, every Studio will make a Presentation in an open event to the public.

DIPLOMA
All the Participants will receive a Diploma of Participation after the completion of the program.

EQUIPMENT
Participants should bring their own lap-top computers. WLAN is freely available. Personal equipment should be covered by participant's own insurance.

VISA REQUIREMENTS
Obtaining a Visa is a solely responsibility of each participant of the program. Porto Academy and Host have no responsibility.br>

DISCLAIMER
Porto Academy and Host Venue disclaim any liability for any damage to persons or property that may occur during the event. The participants are responsible for arranging their own insurance, including health insurance, travel, accidents, burglary, third party, liability, etc.