Call for Participation | BuildDigiCraft | ISP3: Craft and Craftsmanship


Dear Master Students and PhD Candidates,

Attached I am forwarding to you an interesting Call for Paticipation for a 5-day virtual training programme “ISP3: Craft and Craftsmanship” which takes place between 14-18 June 2021 within the project "Build.Digi.Craft: New Mindset for High-Quality Baukultur in Europe".

The application deadline is 11 June 2021.

The “ISP3: Craft and Craftsmanship” is the third in a row of overall four training programmes. Participants at the first two training programmes “ISP1: Concepts and Fundamentals” and “ISP2: Digital Futures”, which took place in October 2020 and February 2021, are invited to participate again as well as any new interested candidates, who fulfil the participation requirements (see attached Call for Participation). 

About BuildDigiCraft:

Build Digi Craft explores the interrelation of new digital tools, traditional building craft techniques, current design practice and the values behind the process of shaping the built environment. Build Digi Craft is a network cooperation project between 8 EU countries from the Baltic Sea Region, funded by the ERASMUS+ programme.

What is it about and what to expect?

The 5-day intensive training programme, also called Intensive Study Programme (ISP), is dedicated this time to the topic “Craft and Craftsmanship”:

What is Baukultur in the digital age?

How do we design, build and maintain the built environment based on craftsmanship, data and algorithms?

What are the qualities of craftsmanship, what is the essence of craft and craft-based production that we would like to transfer to the future digital shaping of the built environment?

Keynotes and input from renowned international experts on the following topics: Digital: Disturbing Delight; Digital Twin; Construction Value Chains; The Right to Design and The Link to Heritage; Masonry Mechanics; Art&Crafts

- confirmed speakers:

Jüri Soolep – Estonian Art Academy

Jörg Noennig – Digital City Science | HCU Hamburg

Lauri Tuulberg – Welement, Estonia

Henric Benesch – University of Gothenburg

John Ochsendorf – MIT Architecture

Didzis Jaunzems – Didzis Jaunzems Architecture, Latvia

Interactive group tasks and virtual workshop activities (Digital Twin; Blender 3D; Digital City Participation Platforms), supported by a set of innovative digital tools for collaborative working.

Reflection and feedback on the individual (PhD) project in respect to the Build Digi Craft project, addressing Baukultur, craft and digital.


>> Project-Webpage:

>> Keynotes on YouTube:


There are few places reserved for early-stage researchers and advanced master-level students from the HCU. The training programme is international and is specially designed for applicants from higher-education institutions within the Baltic Sea Region.


We are looking forward to your interesting applications! In the same time, feel free to spread the word!

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