The Euromed University of Fez and the University of Toronto are organizing 3 symposia in Fez on the theme: “CO-DESIGNING PUBLIC SPACES IN THE MEDINA OF FEZ”


As part of the partnerships of the Euromed University of Fez with the international academic world, its School of Architecture, Design and Urban Planning (EMADU) and the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Design “John H. Daniels » from the University of Toronto are organizing a joint architecture course from May 8 to June 16, 2023. For the first time, this course offers a summer architecture studio on the African continent, with complete immersion in the site of their interventions, from Canadian students, Sierra Leonean students (Fourah Bay College), students from EMADU and other students from the Municipality of Fez Medina as well as artisans.

This workshop takes place in the Riad of Euromed University located in the heart of the medina of Fez, in the medina of Fez, an open-air museum city which represents a living testimony of a flourishing medieval city having exerted an influence on development architecture, art, urban planning, science and other disciplines. This first experience is an opportunity for all students from these three universities to understand the oldest medina in the world, “Fez”: its urban fabric, its architecture, its crafts, its social practices and its public space.

The workshop is imagined as a series of dialogues between students, experts and local actors in the Medina of Fez. Designed in a transversal manner, bringing together first and second cycle students from the three schools of architecture, this Workshop will focus on the design of new typologies of public spaces in the Medina of Fez, through the development of acupunctural urban strategies and small-scale architectural proposals for public micro-spaces.

In parallel with the workshop, three conferences will take place at EMADU to support the practical work, with international and national guests on the following themes: Collaborative design tools, Circular economy and Adaptive reuse of heritage.