08/11/2013Value Factory Academy LAUNCH

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The Value Factory Academy (VFA) is searching for talented people like you.
Join The Value Factory Academy now, and start working with some the most innovative architecture institutions in the world. Apply, and find yourself a space for your own creativity and drive.

An once in a life time opportunity. Are you ready for the challenge of becoming a creative leader?

 

Creative Director’s statement

The Value Factory… An unique building A place with a remarkable history A world famous Biennale A group of highly innovative international program partners in the field of architecture About 100 events to create new value for our time…

Seldom you had a better opportunity to learn, think, reflect, meet and try out. Seldom there was a better reason to start an Academy, and to join it. Become part of the future by applying to the Value Factory Academy now.

 

What we offer 

A three month course of research, institutional practice and architecture and urban design, for max 45 students.

1.     Research: participation in master workshops, organized by program partners Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), OMA, the Berlage, Studio X, Het Nieuwe Instituut, THNK, Archis

2.     Institutional practice: 6 days of inspired lecturing (and internships) to learn the basic skills of running a highly ambitious and innovative culture institution as the Value Factory.

3.     Design: initiate and implement two design projects with one-to-one tutoring

 

Conditions The Value Factory considers this first Academic course during the Biennale as its test phase. Therefore we will charge no fee! We only require:

-Sufficient skills in spoken and written English -Elementary design skills -A general three month availability, with strong emphasis on mid December and mid January (see time table; application per month will be possible, but full program applicants will be prioritized) -A lap top computer and digital camera -A collaborative mind set

This pioneering course will be terminated with a personal conversation with the dean. Each student will receive a certificate.

Apply Please submit application with a short motivation of max 300 words + resume with contact details and your availability during the Biennale period of 7 December 2013 until 28 February 2014 toValueFactoryAcademy@gmail.com before November 18th 2013. Selection procedure will take a week. We will contact you shortly after.

 

The first generation Value Factory Academy program will run from December 2nd 2013 until February 28th 2014. Application deadline: 18 November 2013.

 

 

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