Living Summer School 2024: "Living (in) Repairs"



This year, the theme revolves around the concept of repairs as a transformative force for sustaining and rejuvenating environments. As they navigate a world with finite resources and escalating environmental degradation, the importance of repair has never been more paramount.

What to expect

  • Immersive hands-on experience in the heart of Flanders
  • Collaboration with local partners and experts
  • Design and prototype scale 1 interventions
  • Networking with like-minded individuals from across Europe

Costs & Expenses

  • Housing: All participants will be housed in DOK 27, a scouts housing next to the lake of Harelbeke. Participants can organise alternative housing for themselves, but this will not be covered by the LSS.
  • Travel: The LSS will provide financial assistance for travel to and from the summer school. Only European destinations will be covered, extra-european destinations cannot be covered by the summer school. Participants will purchase their tickets themselves, and the LSS will reimburse part or all of their travel shortly after the end of the summer school. The total travel assistance will be communicated when participants are notified of their acceptance.
  • Food: LSS will cover all food and beverages for the entire duration of the summer school. Cooking will be managed by a local chef, and participants will volunteer to cook in turns for the entire group, learning great recipes in the meantime!
  • Bikes: Rental bicycles will be provided for each participant for the entire duration of the summer school. Participants are expected to bike during their stay. Exceptionally special transportation for people with limited mobility can be organised upon request BEFORE the start of the summer school.

Participants will have access to Harelbeke’s lake, swimming suits are highly recommended!

Application Requirements

  • Motivation (250 words, this will help us understand the motivation behind applications)
  • Bio (250 words, this will help present selected participants in online and printed comunications)
  • Profile Picture (only used internally for administrative reasons)
  • Portfolio of relevant work, link to social media

Apply to Living Repairs before May 1st!