THE EUROPEAN ARCHITECTURE
-550 Architecture student from across Europe.
-2 weeks of intensive student initiated workshops.
-Founded in 1981 by Richard Murphy and Geoff Haslam.
The European Architecture Students’ Assembly [EASA] is a network of architecture students from all over the continent. Every summer this takes place in a different country whereby 500 design students, graduates and tutors live together in a self-sustaining, community-like setting. The Assembly takes place over two weeks and includes lectures, building and theoretical workshops, as well as other cultural and architectural endeavors. EASA acts as a platform for the exchange of social, architectural and cultural experiences.
The main focus of the summer assembly is the workshops, where around 30 groups of students work on a small project for 2 weeks. The workshops are always linked to the main theme of each summer assembly but they can range from discussing hypotheses and concepts to photography of local people to cooking of food and to the construction of small houses. At the end the 2 weeks everyone is able to present what they have developed and produced throughout the assembly. The workshops allow the participants to broaden their thinking, share knowledge and learn new skills.
1981 Liverpool, England | Starting the EASA Experience
1982 Delft, Holland | Uncertain future
1983 Lisboa, Portugal | Social Spaces
1984 Aarhus, Denmark | Turning Point
1985 Athens, Greece | Interpretation and Action
1986 Torino, Italy | Architecturi Latenti
1987 Helsinki, Finland | Architecture and Nature
1988 Berlin, Germany | Dimension Between
1989 Marseille, France | Heritage et Creative
1990 Karlskrona, Sweden | Exploration
1991 Kolomna, USSR | Regeneration
1992 Ürgüp, Turkey | Vision 2000
1993 Sandwick, Scotland | The Isle
1994 Liège, Belgium | Consommer l’Inconsommable
1995 Zamosc, Poland | Beyond the Borders
1996 Clermont, France |Dream Builders! L’Hérault
1997 The Train, Scandinavia | Advancing Architecture
1998 Valletta, Malta | Living on the edge
1999 Kavala, Greece| Osmosis
2000 Antwerp, Belgium | Dissimilarities
2001 Gökçeada, Turkey | No Theme
2002 Vis, Croatia | Senses
2003 Friland, Denmark | Sustainable Living
2004 Roubaix, France | Metropolitain - Micropolitain
2005 Bergün, Switzerland | TranTrans Transition
2006 Budapest, Hungary | Common Places
2007 Eleusina, Greece | City Index
2008 Letterfrack, Ireland | Adaptation
2009 Darfo, Italy | Supermarchet
2010 Manchester, UK | Identity
2011 Cadiz, Spain | deCOASTruction
2012 Helsinki, Finland | Wastelands
2013 Zuzemberk, Slovenia | Reaction
2014 Veliko Tornovo, Bulgaria | Symbioza
2015 Valletta, Malta | EASA Links
2016 Nida, Lithuania | Not Yet Decided
EASA2016&INCM2016 MEDIA COVERAGE
EASA is the biggest event of its sort in Europe, and one of the biggest around the world. That’s why it always gets the attention of the media wherever its hosted.
In the last editions (Malta, Bulgaria and Slovenia) it got the full atention of national media, being displayed in TV, newspapers, magazines and online media.
INTERMEDIATE NATIONAL CONTACT MEETING
INTERMEDIATE NATIONAL CONTACT MEETING
EASA introduced the INCM for the first time in 1991. The first meeting was held in Berlin Lichterfelde, where the ‘Lichterfelde Statement’ was written down, this statement is now known as the ‘EASA Guide’ and is updated each year at the INCM.
The INCM is a meeting of the representatives from each of the countries involved in the EASA network. It takes place during autumn and mainly consists of debates, discussions and conferences on EASA’s organisational issues, as well as exploring a theme in a smaller scale than is accomplished during the summer assembly.
At the INCM countries bid to host future events, the location of the next summer assembly is decided 2 years in advance and the location of the next INCM is decided one year in advance, what is remarkable about these decisions is that they are made to consensus between over 100 National Contacts. It usually takes an entire day to reach consensus for each event.
INCMAlba2015 | GLASGOW, Scotland
1991 BERLIN, Germany
1992 TORINO, Italy
1993 LJUBLJANA, Slovenia
1994 TALLINN, Estonia
1995 ZUERICH, Switzerland
1996 ISTANBUL, Turkey
1997 SINAIA, Romania
1998 SANDOMIERZ, Poland
1999 MANNHEIM, Germany
2000 TAL-FANAL, Gozo, Malta
2001 BERLIN, Germany
2002 BORNHOLM, Denmark
2003 LJUBLJANA, Slovenia
2004 BELGRADE, Serbia
2005 BRIGHTON, United Kingdom
2006 MOSCOW, Russia
2007 MOTOVUN, Croatia
2008 NICOSIA, Cyprus
2009 VADUZ, Liechtenstein
2010 COPENHAGEN, Denmark
2011 BAKU, Azerbaijan
2012 VIENNA, Austria
2013 BUCHAREST, Romania
2014 BERLIN, Germany
2015 GLASGOW, Scotland
2016 SPAIN, Madrid