Call for Applications: “Architecture for Peace” Summer School in Prijedor, Bosnia and Herzegovina [18th – 29th of July 2022] | Deadline for Submission of Applications: Tuesday, March 15, 2022

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Amidst political instability in Europe, this is a call for architecture students to come together in solidarity and across borders to show the world that sustainable architecture can be a framework for reconciliation! 

This summer school will centre around a 2-week on-site residency (July 18th-29th) in the war-torn Prijedor region in B&H, led by peacebuilding Charity Most Mira and Projekt V Arhitektura in collaboration with the Global Free Unit (GFU) and Umeå School of Architecture (UMA). This will run alongside the international award-winning Most Mira Peace Centre development and build on ten Most Mira architecture workshops, as well as past and current UMA and GFU courses in Russia, Lesvos, Colombia and Izmir. EU and International students will work closely with students from B&H to design and prototype innovative building components, materials and furniture for the Peace Centre. We will also work on a wider reconciliation strategy of small-scale architectural interventions throughout the disjointed rural landscape. 

Please see the attached pdf. or web link for full details about the summer school, eligibility and how to apply:

There are 10 places for students applying through Umea University, which must be filled. EU citizens tuition for this course is fully funded by the EU, while non-EU citizens pay tuition fees. These applicants must apply directly through Umea University as described in their application link:,-exploration-and-reflection/application-and-eligibility/ 

In addition to this, there are a limited number of subsidised places for independent non-EU citizens sponsored by our collaborators, who apply directly to Vernes Čaušević and Lucy Dinnen via this e-mail address: 

This includes: 

  • 2 x independent subsidised spaces for non-EU citizens – they will be partly subsidised and pay a lower tuition fee. 
  • 5 x independent subsidised spaces for B&H citizens – they will not pay tuition fees. 

The deadline and submission requirements are the same for all applicants – 15th March! – non-EU applicants please contact us directly. Please note – the independent subsidised spaces will be extremely competitive as we have had lots of enquiries. 

Featured image: Architecture students from B&H, EU and the UK building rammed earth prototypes on the Most Mira Peace Centre site in Prijedor at a summer residency led by Project V Architecture and international rammed earth experts Lehm Ton Erde from Austria. Photo credit: Adriana Keast / Most Mira.