European Industrial Heritage Summer School "Shaping Sustainability in Industrial Heritage" – apply now

Students who wish to reflect in-depth on industrial heritage and sustainability in a team with like-minded people from all over Europe are invited to apply now for the second edition of the European Industrial Heritage Summer School at HTW Berlin. The intensive 14-day programme, which received the Best Practice Award from the Cultural Routes of the Council of Europe in 2023, asks how sites of industrial heritage can become sites of sustainable development.

Sustainable educational work, the re-use of industrial sites (heritage conservation is climate protection), new blood in cultural volunteering and soft tourism are just some of the topics that the Summer School will address. Participants will acquire skills in intercultural communication and working methods, collaborate in developing new concepts and also have the opportunity to join a new pan-European ERIH Young Professional Network.

The programme is aimed at students from various disciplines, including museum studies, cultural studies, history, industrial archaeology, cultural and tourism management, sociology, architecture and urban planning as well as conservation, sustainability and communication studies. Students from other disciplines are also welcome. Eligible are all bachelor, master or doctoral/PhD students who have completed at least their 2nd semester and who are enrolled at a university.

The SummerSchool is organised by ERIH, the Berlin Centre for Industrial Heritage and the Department of Culture and Design at the Berlin University of Applied Sciences (HTW Berlin). The application portal is open. Beginning April 5, applications will be accepted on a weekly basis until all 22 spots are filled.