Both AEMS and GBS OEAD Summer schools were opened during an hybrid kick off event on Monday, July, 19th!
As both summer schools were dealing with sustainability, in architecture for the "Green.Building.Solutions" (GBS) summer school and economics for the "Alternative Economic and Monetary Systems" (AEMS) one, it was natural to launch them with a Grand Opening Event entitled "Climate Change - is there a new dynamic?". This event featured climatologist Helga Kromp-Kolb, Fridays for Future-activist Anika Dafert and architect & urban planner Gabu Heindl! The hybrid event took place online and at the Vienna University of Technology (TU Wien).
Around the globe, climate change drives crowds onto the streets to protest, calling for a change of mindset and more responsibility to be taken, politically and socially. The effects of climate change are becoming increasingly noticeable and awareness of the problem is rising. Does this point towards a new dynamic in the environment and climate change debate? Speakers tried to answer the question during this session.
You have more information on the Grand Opening Event here!
The following weeks will be dedicated to both summer schools. The AEMS summer school will welcome 50 participants from 26 countries and 11 different time zones and the GBS summer university will be attended by 51 participants from 31 nations! Both groups of students and professionals involved in the programs will get to expand their knowledge on sustainability in their field of studies, during a unique experience enriched by different perspectives and cultures.
This year again, the DRC allowed four international students to participate to one of the two OEAD Summer School by financing their participation. We hope that all of them will learn about how to green our society and develop themselves in this international environment.
To get more information and follow the latest news of AEMS, click here. You can find more about GBS here. We also encourage you to check the Expert Talks regurlaly organised by OEAD on green building and sustainable economics here!