A summer school that aims to explore and reinterpret local practices of production and habitation within a typically Mediterranean cultural geography.
Datça Summer School is an international and interdisciplinary organisation carried out by Istanbul Bilgi University Graduate School of Architecture. It aims to explore and reinterpret local practices of production and habitation in Datça Peninsula (Southwestern Anatolia, Turkey), which has typically Mediterranean geographic and cultural features.
The summer school addresses students from disciplines of architecture, interior design, landscape design and industrial design primarily and can also be of interest for those from social sciences and arts. The topics of study range from local settlement patterns and building techniques to spaces or systems of production, education, tourism and commerce; centered on the idea of understanding and making contemporary interpretations of Mediterranean practices.
Each year’s theme and courses change within this general framework that both aims to provide a unique educational experience and contribute to the development of local practices in Datça Peninsula, through academic research and design ideas.