Ways of Living: Danish Architecture & Urban Design

Ways of Living: Danish Architecture & Urban Design

Course dates:
29 July, 2024 to 9 August, 2024
EU/EEA citizens 3750 DKK/Non-EU/EEA citizens 9375 DKK
Fee advantages:
Full fee
Art & Design, Multidisciplinary
Application deadline:
Monday, 1 April, 2024
University of Copenhagen
Copenhagen, Denmark

General information

In this two-week intensive summer course, the city of Copenhagen will be our primary classroom, with walking-lectures, sidewalk-seminars, independent field studies, and collegial debates being unfolded across a diversity of places within the metropolis. First-hand experiences, place-based interpretative discourses, on-site analyses, and critical readings will be entwined to support grounded ways of questioning and understanding the historical and contemporary Danish architecture and urban design cases at-hand. ‘Ways of living’, in this course, encompasses and addresses a diversity of human and nonhuman relationalities, and acknowledges that architecture and urban design are never stand-alone but are always parts of something both bigger and smaller than themselves. In this course, ‘ways of living’ spans a broad spectrum between ways of living with nature and ways of living relative to shifting socio-cultural conditions and political landscapes. Our concern shall be with such wider themes as urban history, sustainable urban development, climate adaptation, public life and the everyday (including human health and wellness), multi-modal transport, architectural transformation, circular economy, decision-making praxes (including participatory urban design and the distribution of power relations/resources), playscapes, and urban recreation. We warmly encourage diverse academic majors to enrol to further support a richness of interdisciplinary and intersectional perspectives and dialogues in our walking-classroom.


Please note that the summer courses are non-residential. Participants are responsible for finding and funding accommodation during their stay in Copenhagen.

You can use different online portals to search for accommodation, such as:

Hostel World

UCPH Housing Foundation (acceptance letter from UCPH required).


Application form

ECTS accreditation

Bachelor level

7,5 ECTS

Contact information

If you have questions about the course content, please write to dcc@hum.ku.dk.