Industry & Nature

Sustainable Development of Post-Industrial Landscapes from an International Perspective

Take part in the upcoming Summer School "Industry and Nature" in September 2024 and develop your ideas for the sustainable development of post-industrial landscapes together with an international team! We are especially looking forward to the cooperation with Beijing Forestry University with Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fang Wei, Prof. Dr. Qingwei Cui and their students. Together with our guests, we will explore exciting transformation projects and industrial landscapes in the Ruhr region. In the subsequent workshop, you will develop your short-term design and present it together with the other participants in the final exhibition.

Cooperation partners:
Beijing Forestry University (BFU):
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Fang Wei, Prof. Dr. Qingwei Cui
Technische Universität München:
Prof. Dr. Udo Weilacher, M.A. Johannes Schmitt, Doctoral student Xiaozhen Li

15 students from BFU and 15 students from TUM (selected after application)
Sponsor: The Sino-German Center for Research Promotion (SGC)

Application Procedure
(Preferably for Master students)
Send in the following application documents to Johannes Schmitt:

  • Letter of motivation (English)
  • Transcript of Records (current standing) 
  • Selection of the 3 best design projects



Get together: MO, 16.09.2024
Kick off: TUE, 17.09.2024
Ruhr region excursion: WED, 18.09.2024 - SUN, 22.09.2024
Workshop: MO, 23.09.2024 - THU, 26.09.2024
Final event/exhibition: FRI, 27.09.2024
Munich excursion: SAT, 28.09.2024
Departure: SUN, 29.09.2024