Case Study 1_ Lyon ( France)

June 11th to July 14th 2018 / Apply before May 20th, 2 000 €

First edition of a series of International Summer School Program and is glad to invite a group of students for a five week program investigating the future lives of humans in tomorrow’s cities



Settled in the center of Lyon, the school o ers perfect conditions for intensive group work, experimentation, prototyping and exhibition. During the five week program, the school will become a place where unpredicted forms and ideas are tested and discussed.

The international summer program is based on the core pedagogy of CONFLUENCE : open, alternative, collaborative and innovative, moving towards a hopeful and forward looking architecture for the 21st century.

Students will experiment how the convergence of different forms of knowledge contribute to the elaboration of an original way of making projects and confront contemporary issues. They will discover how the architectural project is a research activity on its own: to conceive is to undertake research.


We’re looking for architecture students and graduates with an interest in contemporary issues, digital fabrication, prospective attitudes towards the future of cities and the future of living, as well as professionals who would like to further their understanding of architectural thinking. One of the main qualities is the ability of dreaming based on solid historical researches.

At CONFLUENCE, project is understood as a research activity on its own. To conceive a project is to undertake research: it is to call up new ways of questioning, experimenting and conceiving. Students are encouraged to individually design their program and given