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Urban Lab Phnom Penh: Summer Interns Wanted!
Urban Lab Phnom Penh Summer Interns are Cambodian Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Interior Design and Urban Planning students or recent graduates. Interns will be involved in every aspect of the Urban Lab. Interns are responsible for developing ideas and projects for the Urban Lab and promoting architecture and design in Phnom Penh. They will Blog, Tweet, Facebook and conduct outreach work with the students and young people in the city.
Interns must be great communicators in Khmer and English and most importantly be excited about architecture and design in Phnom Penh. Interns must be available for once a week meetings prior to the Our City Festival beginning August 15 AND MUST BE available for the entire Our City Festival (September 29 – October 7). This is an unpaid position but Interns are encouraged to join the FREE Summer School and Workshops at the Urban Lab (more information coming soon). Interns will also receive a certificate and t-shirt for their participation.
To apply send a cover letter stating why you want to be an Urban Lab intern, your resume and one page of your design work in a single PDF to firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due August 10, 2012.
Urban Lab Advisor
Interns will work in collaboration with Shelby Elizabeth Doyle a Fulbright Research Fellow based in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Her research is entitled City of Water: Architecture, Infrastructure, and the Floods of Phnom Penh and is an ongoing project to document the relationship between water, architecture and infrastructure in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Shelby holds a Master of Architecture degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia.
Urban Lab Phnom Penh
The Urban Lab Phnom Penh provides a space for the exchange of ideas between university students, architects, designers, artists and urban thinkers about the present and future of Phnom Penh. The Urban Lab is a group of people, a website and during the Our City Festival it will be a place (location will be made public soon). During the Our City Festival the Urban Lab will bring together known urban resources for Phnom Penh: photos, maps, drawings, models, videos, interactive media, and student projects. The Urban Lab will open prior to the Our City Festival. This will allow for ongoing experimentation and free student workshops leading up to and during the Festival.
Our City Festival
Our City Festival (September 29 – October 7) is a platform for dynamic art and architecture events, that explore urbanism in Phnom Penh and fosters opportunities for dialogue and public engagement. The Our City Festival 2012 theme is Urban Currents and takes as its point of departure the movements within the urban environment: the flows between the people, resources, environment, and landscape of the city within the context of its urbanization and its impact on greater Cambodia.