Professional Practice

International Design Activism, Nepal

Date: 1/3/2018 - 6/1/2018

Type: Other

LA CES approved?: No

Location(s): International

Description: International Design Activism | Nepal is an immersive two-quarter (one semester+) study abroad program focused on innovative, interdisciplinary problem solving; community-based design; and project implementation in the marginalized urban communities of Kathmandu, Nepal. Students will gain in depth knowledge of the social, political, cultural, and environmental context of Nepal; explore Kathmandu’s urban form, architecture, public spaces; and technology; and learn to speak basic Nepali. They will work in close collaboration with local students and stakeholders to design, build, and assess the impacts of a community-driven intervention and learn about design practice in developing cities from representatives of local universities, NGOs, and government agencies.

Students are encouraged to apply to the program for both the winter (January 3-March 9) and spring (March 26-June 3) quarters (spring semester+) of 2018. Students may also elect to apply to the winter or spring quarter alone.

The program is sponsored by the University of Washington, Department of Landscape Architecture, Informal Urban Communities Initiative in collaboration with the Jackson School of International Studies, Nepal Studies Initiative.

Applications for winter quarter are due by June 15, 2017

For more information please visit the website.


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