At the end of July, the technical equipment for BeketovUrbanLab, a new urban planning laboratory, was delivered to Beketov University in Kharkiv (Харківський національний університет міського господарства імені Бекетова). We have been supporting the modernization of the Urban and Space Planning degree program at the Urban Planning Department since April. The laboratory is currently being converted and will be completed over the coming weeks.
First class of sculptors with additional craft training graduate
Our project manager, Dirk Brüggemann-Bulgakow, certified that the graduates are capable of performing stonemasonry and restoration work and underscored the similarity with the German training program. The young sculptors were able to gain many hours of practical experience within the framework of the Intercultural Dialog Project in the stonemasonry workshop of the master craftsmen school in Kaiserslautern, Germany.
The additional program components help graduates learn to work on and restore stone products in addition to their artistic activities as sculptors. This project aims to train the next generation of local youth in the skills needed to expertly restore the artistic and architectural monuments in the old town of Lviv, which is a UNESCO cultural heritage site.
Agreement on the modernization of degree programs for Urban and Regional Planning in Ukraine signed
27 April, 2020:
The introduction of a Master’s degree program in urban and regional planning aligned with Western European standards is the aim of our latest cooperation with the Kyiv National University of Construction and Architecture (Київський національний університет будівництва i архітектури). Building on jointly run schools of urban planning in Kiev, Kharkiv and Lutsk, we intend to work together to create a general methodical and methodological basis for the course over the next three years and deepen the cooperation between universities on a national and an international level. The corresponding agreement was signed a few days ago.
In addition to the adaptation of the curriculum to German/European standards and the training of instructors, we plan to establish the necessary workshop facilities as part of extensive remodeling and renovation measures. Yesterday, Peter Möller, Managing Director of the Eberhard-Schöck-Stiftung and Georgiy Aleksenko, the Director of the Higher Vocational School for Building and Design in Kiev, signed the necessary cooperation agreement in the Ukranian capital.
Multiplication, Vocational Training
Joint Workshop for Painters and Carpenters in Vinnytsia, Ukraine
4 November, 2019:
Christoph Junghans and his son David offered a one-week seminar on the subject of “Spray painting and historical surfaces” to the instructors of both trades at the Vocational College of Art and Technology No. 5 in Vinnytsia. The furniture parts produced by the carpenters in September were lacquered and sample boards were created in different materials and techniques. The participants practiced using the cup gun for spray painting and made their own paints and glazes. The seminar covered the entire field of craft training today: from traditional techniques and materials to the most modern materials, tools and equipment.
The exchange of experiences between painters and carpenters and the joint solutions to problems broadened the participants’ horizons beyond their own trade. This was a very positive experience for everyone.