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HTW Berlin Summer School “Industrial Heritage x Sustainability“ - Call for Application


Dear student,

If you want to spend time in Berlin this summer, meet new people from all over Europe and get to grips with industrial culture and sustainability? Then we have something for you:
Apply between 20th March 2024 – 29th April 2024 for our two-week English-language Summer School "Shaping Sustainability in Industrial Heritage" in Berlin in August 2024.
Admission will take place from April 05th, 2024.

We are looking for you!
We are looking for fresh and diverse perspectives on industrial heritage and sustainability.
Are you studying: museum studies, cultural studies, history/public history, industrial archaeology, culture and tourism management, architecture and urban planning, heritage conservation, sustainability studies or communication design or a related subject? Then you'll fit right in and enrich the Summer School with your interdisciplinary perspective on the urgently needed link between industrial heritage and sustainability.

Why industrial culture in Berlin?
Industrial development was and is a decisive driving force for the development of Berlin. Technical and scientific progress as well as new forms of work make prosperity possible. At the same time, they are often closely linked to the exploitation of people, nature and global resources. That's why we're taking a look at the connection between industrial culture and sustainability together with you.
How can sustainability become effective in industrial culture?
Sustainable educational work, re-use of industrial sites (preservation of historical monuments is climate protection), new blood in cultural volunteering and soft tourism are just a few of the project fields in which we will be active.

What do you get out of it?
You will acquire new skills in intercultural communication and working methods. Together with the other Summer School participants, you will develop your own concepts that can be implemented in projects. You will also become part of a new pan-European Young Professional Network.


How does the application process work?
The application runs via the mobility portal of HTW Berlin. The application is open from 20 March 2024. The application form has to be filled out online. Please have your enrolment certificate, transcript of records and CV ready for upload. Link to the form: here

What does the Summer School cost?
All accepted applicants receive a scholarship from the European Route of Industrial Heritage (ERIH), which drastically reduces the participation fee. For a fortnight in Berlin including accommodation, costs for self-catering, ticket for public transport, cultural program and materials you have to pay 360€.

You can find the complete announcement here: https://industriekultur.berlin/erforschen/summer-school/

Source: Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin