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Date added: 2021-04-06

Gdańsk Tech has established cooperation with the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk

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In the photo from the left: Prof. Piotr Lorens (PG), PhD, Eng. Dominika Gołębiewska, landscape architect (Academy of Fine Arts), prof. Krzysztof Wilde (rector of GUT), prof. Krzysztof Polkowski, professor of the Academy of Fine Arts (rector of the Academy of Fine Arts), PhD, Eng. Arch. Justyna Borucka (Faculty of Architecture, GUT), PhD Rafał Setlak (Academy of Fine Arts)
Prof. Krzysztof Wilde, rector of Gdańsk University of Technology and prof. Krzysztof Polkowski, rector of The Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk, signed an agreement under which both universities will establish close cooperation in the organization of the international landscape forum Transforming Cityscape with Art which is going to take place in Gdańsk on 13-17 October.  

The agreement between the two universities was signed by the rectors on Tuesday, 30 March at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. In the agreement the rectors committed themselves to close scientific and promotional cooperation as part of the preparation and implementation of the international and interdisciplinary landscape forum Transforming Cityscape with Art.

The forum organized by the Le:Notre Institute, the European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools (ECLAS), the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk and the Gdańsk Agglomeration Development Forum will be held in Gdańsk on 13-17 October 2021.

Under the agreement, Gdańsk University of Technology became a scientific partner of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk as part of this event.

– The Forum will be a big and important event not only for the Academy of Fine Arts, but also for our university - said Prof. Krzysztof Wilde, rector of GUT. - I am convinced that our scientists from the Faculty of Architecture at Gdańsk Tech will contribute a lot to it, including their knowledge and experience, and our cooperation will deepen the integration of local academic and professional communities involved in shaping the spatial order in Polish cities.

– Signing the agreement is an important element of cooperation between the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk and Gdańsk University of Technology - said prof. Krzysztof Polkowski, rector of the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk. - The Le:Notre Landscape Forum is a prestigious, international event, organized for the first time in Poland and at an art university. Thanks to the involvement of the Cultural Space Architecture and support from foreign institutions Le:Notre Institute and the European Council of Landscape Architecture Schools, as well as local institutions, such as Gdańsk University of Technology and the Gdańsk Agglomeration Development Forum, we can undertake an interdisciplinary discussion, influencing at the same time the shaping and protection of the landscape.

The cooperation of Gdańsk Tech and the Academy of Fine Arts also includes substantive and didactic partnership in the international student competition ‘The Port Island of the Future. Art-driven revitalization of the local cityscape’, carried out as part of the Forum.

In addition, the parties committed to the mutual use of their competences, creative and research potential in its organization, as well as to substantive and organizational cooperation during an open remote event, planned for 21 April 2021, which is to promote and present the subject of the Forum.

Scientists from both universities, PhD, Eng. Dominika Gołębiewska, landscape architect (Academy of Fine Arts) and prof. PhD, DSc, Eng. Arch. Piotr Lorens (Gdańsk Tech) will be responsible for fulfilling the terms of the agreement. The agreement will be valid until the end of the 2021/2022 academic year.

More information about the Forum can be found on the event website.

https://forum.ln-institute.org/

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