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Summer School Participant
About the placement/internship

Why did you decide to do a placement/internship?

To gain a hands on experience of the role social and participatory architecture can play on an intimate scale in a foreign country. It was an opportunity to see how a lot of the theoretical learning I had done throughout my degree translated into on-site action.

How did you find your placement/internship?

Department email

Application process

Submitting a portfolio and a statement on why I was applying

Main responsibilities

I had an active role in the demolishing and rebuilding of certain parts of the house the summer school was renovating. Additionally I took the lead role in designing and mapping out the new electrics for the house, installing them and even wiring the lights.

Typical day

Work started at 9am till 6pm, with lectures after on alternate days. Depending on the stage the house was at, I would be dismantling walls, attaching the ceiling panels which involved cutting the wood panels down to the correct size, attaching the insulation and then screwing it to the ceiling, or wiring the house.

What did I enjoy about my placement/internship?

Expanding my knowledge of what social architecture can be and working alongside people from all different nationalities.

Did you use any skills learned from your course?

The communication skills I have learnt from the course.

Advice to students

My piece of advice to students

Go with an open mind and the more effort you put in the more rewarding of an experience it is.

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Form completed: 29 Sep 2017

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