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Scholarships available for Edinburgh studio

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Scholarships available for Edinburgh studio

British Council is offering full cost scholarships for two successful applicants, including all UK travel, studio costs, daily expenses and accommodation to the value of approximately NZD$8,000. Applicants must be aged 30 or under and be enrolled in a recognised under-graduate or post-graduate course in design, visual arts or architecture.


CityScapers: By the Throat in Edinburgh 31 March – 12 April 2008

Application Deadline 8 February 2008 - Apply via http://www.britishcouncil.org.nz/

The British Council and the Porosity Studio at the University of New South Wales are holding an international multi-disciplinary studio with students from the visual arts, architecture, urban planning and design fields in Edinburgh – the neck of the UK.

For two weeks from 31 March 2008, thirty outstanding designers, architects, planners and artists from Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Indonesia, Vietnam, Singapore and Korea will work on a Creative City brief with 30 British students in Edinburgh. This is a partnership between the British Council, the College of Fine Art (CoFA) at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, and Edinburgh University. Previous Porosity studios have been held by Professor Richard Goodwin of CoFA at The Central Academy of Fine Art (Beijing), The Willem De Kooning Institute (Rotterdam), and the Milan Politecnico.

Participants will work in multi-disciplinary, multi-national teams, modelling the cross-cultural environments they’ll work in during their professional careers. Teams will collaborate on solutions to a design brief set around the connections between Glasgow and Edinburgh - linear cities or complex urban coagulation? Each evening participants will attend workshops with leading British architects, designers, cultural figures and policy makers. The ten-day studio will conclude with a full colour printed catalogue and DVD, and the resulting exhibition will tour to participating Asia-Pacific countries in 2008/9.

This will be the first of three Cityscapers studios planned for the UK in the next three years. Our aim is to develop strong relationships between the next generation of young professionals who will shape the cities of Asia Pacific and the UK and transform the lives of millions of people.

For more information, please contact
Anna Lee Communications Coordinator, British Council
T +64 4 924 2843 M +64 21 244 2054 E anna.lee@britishcouncil.org.nz

Background Notes:

British Council is the UK's international organisation for educational and cultural relations. British Council New Zealand connects aspirational young New Zealanders with the best of contemporary UK by building networks of opportunity. We work across the spheres of arts, creative industries, science and education: www.britishcouncil.org.nz

By the Throat is part of the British Council’s Creative Cities project - a three year cultural and artistic partnership between East Asia and the UK to develop creative cities with successful knowledge economies where global citizens can thrive. British Council supports the development of the essential features of creative cities – openness, networks, effective leadership at all levels, good design and creative entrepreneurship.


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