About the Programme
Sustainable-Sustainable Architecture is an English-taught postgraduate programme structured into online courses and practical workshops. The program focuses on architecture practices that consider the layered dimensions of sustainability. It bridges topics of sustainable construction, natural building, just urban development, participatory design and social project management. The programme is initiated by Critical Concrete in collaboration with ESAP – Escola Superior Artistica do Porto and assisted by guest lecturers and mentors at the forefront of their respective fields.
ONLINE LEARNING & THEORY
Online Courses are delivered through our platform, Criti.co and combine theoretical input, interactive communication tools and hands-on assignments – where applicable. Each course will cover a specific topic, their duration varies between 4 to 8 weeks and the workload requires about 2-4 hours commitment per week. Courses are released in a staggered schedule throughout each semester to spread the workload and live elements.
The practical workshops are the heart of the post-graduation programme. It includes a workshop every semester, each with a 3 week duration. This gives the students an opportunity to translate the input from the online-courses into real hands-on and social practice. Within the framework of Critical Concrete’s upcoming projects, the students will participate in the co-design process with the inhabitants. The process will be moderated by our team.
All disciplines and backgrounds are welcome!
Students in past years have had backgrounds in:
All applicants must have a university degree and English proficiency.
- Motivation letter
- Curriculum Vitae
- Degree Certificates (minimum Bachelors)
- (include any you consider relevant to your experience/ motivation)
Since 2015, Critical Concrete researches on urban, sustainable architectural and design strategies and refurbishes socially relevant places through its theoretical and practical educational programme.