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Location: The Summer School will happen at “SeaCities” which is a new research design lab of the largest Cities Research Institute in Australia. It is located at Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus near-by the Pacific’s Coral Sea. Prestigious beaches allow various activi- ties like surfing, and indigenous subtropical forests invite to excursions in the hinterlands. Public transport connects the campus with Surfers Paradise and two International airports (Brisbane, Gold Coast / Coolangatta). Fees: A fee of 300 Australian Dollars (ca. US$ 200) will be required after the confirmation of accep- tance. It will be used as contribution of expenses. Fees will neither include flights nor accommoda- tion nor food. Visas: After payment of fees, SeaCities / Cities Research Institute can provide a letter confirming your participation in the workshop for visa purposes. All participants traveling from abroad are re- sponsible for securing any visa required. It is suggested that you contact the Immigration officer at your nearest Australian Consulate who will assist you with your application for an appropriate visa and / or check the Australian visa web-page asap. Insurance: All participants are responsible for their own travel, health and personal insurance. Grif- fith University takes no responsibility for lost / stolen property. As a visitor to Australia you are not eligible to join the Australian Government funded Medicare Scheme nor are you covered under local Workers Compensation legislation. You will be required to ensure that you have adequate personal medical and hospital health insurance prior to arriving in Australia and for the entire duration of your time in Australia. Certificate of Participation: All participants will receive a certificate of participation (and on request an evaluation with the rating good, very good or excellent) recognise the Summer School as profes- sional development course or course of study. Candidates: The Summer School is offering Master students and young Graduates (up to 5 years after Graduation) in fields of Architecture or Urbanism (like Urban planning) to gain experience in “Aquatectural” design. Application: Please email CV Portfolio to [email protected]fith.edu.au - One pdf, no more than 5MB, title: LastName_FirstName - Deadline will be 19. Dec 2019 - Confirmations of acceptance will be sent start of Jan 2020 Please note that students need to bring their own laptops. Timeline: The Summer School will happen at the end of the Australian Summer with pleasant temperatures. During the two weeks between 16. February and 02. March 2020 all day workshops, presentations, local excursions and more will happen. The final outcome of the Summer School will include models and plans and will be exhibited. Tentative schedule 16/02/20 16.00 - 19.00 Introduction, Meet & Greet, Barbecue 17/02/20 09.00 - 17.00 Day trip to Byron Bay 18/02/20 - 01/03/20 Daily whole day workshops (incl. weekend), aqua-movie night, presentations and guest-crits (21/02, 25/02, 01/03) 02/03/20 17.30 - 20.00 Final Exhibition “Libertalia Pacifica - A floating city for a new Micro-Nation” at Kurrawa Surf Club in Broadbeach / Gold Coast (Optional: 03/03 - 04/03/20 Attendance of the International Symposium “SeaCities: Urban Tactics for Flooding - From Risks to Opportunities” at the Cities Research Institute.) Libertalia Pacifica Gold Coast More Libertarian Micro-Nations have been initiated after Libertalia’s creation: Some have been ignored, some not accepted by UN and some had a limited life-span due to ter- ritorial claims of other nations. The Republic of Minerva for example was invaded by troops from Tonga and the Republic of Rode Island was dynamited by the Italian navy. This is the reason why we suggest a location on a territory without any national claims. Almost 50% of the earth’s surface is free to all and belonging to none. These territories are called “high seas” and are situated a minimum of 200 sea-miles away from national coastal borders. We suggest - instead of piracy - an economy which is based on maritime trade, real estate, energy farm- ing and aquaculture, casino and cruise-ship tourism. Therefore, we were combining location factors like important ocean lanes and best climatic conditions without hurricane occurrence which results in a specific location in the Pacific Ocean. The - admittedly not modest - goal is to develop a floating structure which will be the largest in the world. The number of attracted citizens will provide a serious counterbalance to other existing Pa- cific nations. This will create territorial security and diversity of cultures, social and interest groups, and amenities for long-term residents. A main aspect of the Summer School’s design experiments are the following questions: * How can the community of Libertalia Pacifica feel home? * How can we develop innovative design which is neither following industrial off-shore design (e.g. of a container oil rig) nor a shift of normal buildings onto floating platforms? * Or more generally: How can human beings as land-based creatures create an environ- ment on the high-seas which highlights the human desire for identity and belonging? Libertalia Pacifica: A floating city for a new Micro-Nation It may surprise that pirates (or privateers) have been described as the first independent democratic societies. 300 years ago the author Charles Johnson reported on a settlement of pirates called “Libertalia”, a name derived from the Latin term “li- beri” meaning “free”. The idea was to create a nation in which people of all colours, creeds, and beliefs were to be free of any obstacles. Libertalia was located on the island country of Mad- agascar, today a Republic which would protect nowadays its territory against endeavors to create a free democratic society. The story of Libertalia Dear Master students and Young Graduates, we invite you to rethink the fundamental ideas of architectural design in order to create proposals that blend into the ocean scenery and adapt to both the aquatic environment and human needs. These innovative design strategies will be based on the idea of living on the sea which turns Architecture into Aquatecture. This exploration of unknown territories requires intense research which will lead to innovative de- signs. The SeaCities research lab is a first of its kind and its focus on research creates an exciting environment to learn. Being a part of our team also creates additional benefits including: Your research as a result of the Summer School will directly impact the scientific discourse This Summer School has been subsidised making it affordable for students to take part It is an excellent opportunity to test your interest in future research (e.g. PhD) The project is unique and complex with a limited time-frame, therefore we are expecting con- genial participants with design excellence, enthusiasm, and passion. We invite you, your bonds, your brains, and your vision if you are hungry, ambitious, and if you work with your heart to explore the next frontier for human settlements. Your SeaCities Summer School 2020 crew Prof. Joerg Baumeister (Cities Research Institute's SeaCities leader) Despina Linaraki (Griffith University / Columbia University, New York) Ioana Giurgiu (Griffith University / Architectural Association, London) and additional scientific design experts and colleagues SUMMER SCHOOL 2020 Libertalia Pacifica A Floating City for a Micro-Nation: International Summer School 2020 Libertalia Pacifica Master Students and Young Graduates in the field of Architecture are invited to explore and design the next frontier for human settlements from 16. Feb to 02. Mar 2020 at Gold Coast Campus, QLD, Australia SeaCities.org, Deadline for applications: 19. Dec 2019, Contribution to expenses: AU$ 300 (incl. Trip to Byron Bay, Exhibition at Kurrawa Surf Club)

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  • Location: The Summer School will happen at “SeaCities” which is a new research design lab of the largest Cities Research Institute in Australia. It is located at Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus near-by the Pacific’s Coral Sea. Prestigious beaches allow various activi-ties like surfing, and indigenous subtropical forests invite to excursions in the hinterlands. Public transport connects the campus with Surfers Paradise and two International airports (Brisbane, Gold Coast / Coolangatta).

    Fees: A fee of 300 Australian Dollars (ca. US$ 200) will be required after the confirmation of accep-tance. It will be used as contribution of expenses. Fees will neither include flights nor accommoda-tion nor food.

    Visas: After payment of fees, SeaCities / Cities Research Institute can provide a letter confirming your participation in the workshop for visa purposes. All participants traveling from abroad are re-sponsible for securing any visa required. It is suggested that you contact the Immigration officer at your nearest Australian Consulate who will assist you with your application for an appropriate visa and / or check the Australian visa web-page asap.

    Insurance: All participants are responsible for their own travel, health and personal insurance. Grif-fith University takes no responsibility for lost / stolen property.As a visitor to Australia you are not eligible to join the Australian Government funded Medicare Scheme nor are you covered under local Workers Compensation legislation. You will be required to ensure that you have adequate personal medical and hospital health insurance prior to arriving in Australia and for the entire duration of your time in Australia.

    Certificate of Participation: All participants will receive a certificate of participation (and on request an evaluation with the rating good, very good or excellent) recognise the Summer School as profes-sional development course or course of study.

    Candidates: The Summer School is offering Master students and young Graduates (up to 5 years after Graduation) in fields of Architecture or Urbanism (like Urban planning) to gain experience in “Aquatectural” design.

    Application: Please email CV Portfolio to [email protected] One pdf, no more than 5MB, title: LastName_FirstName- Deadline will be 19. Dec 2019- Confirmations of acceptance will be sent start of Jan 2020Please note that students need to bring their own laptops.

    Timeline: The Summer School will happen at the end of the Australian Summer with pleasant temperatures. During the two weeks between 16. February and 02. March 2020 all day workshops, presentations, local excursions and more will happen. The final outcome of the Summer School will include models and plans and will be exhibited.

    Tentative schedule16/02/20 16.00 - 19.00 Introduction, Meet & Greet, Barbecue17/02/20 09.00 - 17.00 Day trip to Byron Bay 18/02/20 - 01/03/20 Daily whole day workshops (incl. weekend), aqua-movie night, presentations and guest-crits (21/02, 25/02, 01/03)02/03/20 17.30 - 20.00 Final Exhibition “Libertalia Pacifica - A floating city for a new Micro-Nation” at Kurrawa Surf Club in Broadbeach / Gold Coast

    (Optional: 03/03 - 04/03/20 Attendance of the International Symposium “SeaCities: Urban Tactics for Flooding - From Risks to Opportunities” at the Cities Research Institute.)

    Libertalia Pacifica

    Gold Coast

    More Libertarian Micro-Nations have been initiated after Libertalia’s creation: Some have been ignored, some not accepted by UN and some had a limited life-span due to ter-ritorial claims of other nations. The Republic of Minerva for example was invaded by troops from Tonga and the Republic of Rode Island was dynamited by the Italian navy. This is the reason why we suggest a location on a territory without any national claims.

    Almost 50% of the earth’s surface is free to all and belonging to none. These territories are called “high seas” and are situated a minimum of 200 sea-miles away from national coastal borders. We suggest - instead of piracy - an economy which is based on maritime trade, real estate, energy farm-ing and aquaculture, casino and cruise-ship tourism. Therefore, we were combining location factors like important ocean lanes and best climatic conditions without hurricane occurrence which results in a specific location in the Pacific Ocean.

    The - admittedly not modest - goal is to develop a floating structure which will be the largest in the world. The number of attracted citizens will provide a serious counterbalance to other existing Pa-cific nations. This will create territorial security and diversity of cultures, social and interest groups, and amenities for long-term residents.

    A main aspect of the Summer School’s design experiments are the following questions:* How can the community of Libertalia Pacifica feel home? * How can we develop innovative design which is neither following industrial off-shore

    design (e.g. of a container oil rig) nor a shift of normal buildings onto floating platforms? * Or more generally: How can human beings as land-based creatures create an environ-

    ment on the high-seas which highlights the human desire for identity and belonging?

    Libertalia Pacifica: A floating city for a new Micro-Nation

    It may surprise that pirates (or privateers) have been described

    as the first independent democratic societies. 300 years ago

    the author Charles Johnson reported on a settlement of pirates

    called “Libertalia”, a name derived from the Latin term “li-

    beri” meaning “free”. The idea was to create a nation in which

    people of all colours, creeds, and beliefs were to be free of any

    obstacles. Libertalia was located on the island country of Mad-

    agascar, today a Republic which would protect nowadays its

    territory against endeavors to create a free democratic society.

    The story of Libertalia

    Dear Master students and Young Graduates, we invite you to rethink the fundamental ideas of architectural design in order to create proposals that blend into the ocean scenery and adapt to both the aquatic environment and human needs. These innovative design strategies will be based on the idea of living on the sea which turns Architecture into Aquatecture.

    This exploration of unknown territories requires intense research which will lead to innovative de-signs. The SeaCities research lab is a first of its kind and its focus on research creates an exciting environment to learn. Being a part of our team also creates additional benefits including:

    • Your research as a result of the Summer School will directly impact the scientific discourse• This Summer School has been subsidised making it affordable for students to take part• It is an excellent opportunity to test your interest in future research (e.g. PhD)

    The project is unique and complex with a limited time-frame, therefore we are expecting con-genial participants with design excellence, enthusiasm, and passion. We invite you, your bonds, your brains, and your vision if you are hungry, ambitious, and if you work with your heart to explore the next frontier for human settlements.

    Your SeaCities Summer School 2020 crew• Prof. Joerg Baumeister (Cities Research Institute's SeaCities leader)• Despina Linaraki (Griffith University / Columbia University, New York)• Ioana Giurgiu (Griffith University / Architectural Association, London) and additional scientific design experts and colleagues

    SUMMER SCHOOL 2020 Libertalia Pacifica

    A Floating City for a Micro-Nation: International Summer School 2020Libertalia Pacifica

    Master Students and Young Graduates in the field of Architecture are invited to explore and design the next frontier for human settlementsfrom 16. Feb to 02. Mar 2020 at Gold Coast Campus, QLD, AustraliaSeaCities.org, Deadline for applications: 19. Dec 2019, Contribution to expenses: AU$ 300 (incl. Trip to Byron Bay, Exhibition at Kurrawa Surf Club)