INTERDISCIPLINARY LIVING CONDITIONS SURVEY OF LOCAL SOCIETY IN CONTEXT OF ITS IMPROVEMENT TROUGH DESIGN – “DOCTORAL STUDENTS FOR INNOVATION”, SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM IN FRAMES OF DESIGN SILESIA PROJECT

A. Szewczenko

Silesian Univerisity of Architecture (POLAND)
Presented researches are carried out within the framework of Design Silesia Project as the scholarship program “Doctoral Students for Innovation” realized on Faculty of Architecture Silesian University of Technology. One of its main goal is to support the young researches in their research works related with the region development trough innovation. The scholarship program assumes the interdisciplinary approach. The studies are carried out in the field of spatial, social and economical issues.
This principle allows for searching the best results through design dedicated to local society and taking into consideration the spatial local conditions. Significant element of the researches is diagnosis of life quality of local society in selected localization. Not only the necessary spatial transformations are being indicated due to interdisciplinary approach, moreover, the possibilities of stimulating social activity and restoration of social capital are emerged. The living conditions and founded social problems have indicated for necessity of leading the dialog in revitalization activities.

Researches are related to the subject-matter of the conference ICERI 2012 in the field of presentation of academic research project dedicated to the local society and specific spatial circumstances.
The author is a member of project team that realizes scholarship program.

Design Silesia project is cofounded by the European Union within the European Social Fund for the years 2007-2013. Design Silesia project is realized within the Submeasure 8.2.2 Regional Innovation Strategies of the Human Capital Operational Programme. Marshall Office of Silesian Voivodship is a leader of the project that works in a partnership with Faculty of Architecture Silesian University of Technology in Gliwice, Academy of Fine Arts in Katowice, Ars Cameralis Silesiae Superioris, and Castle in Cieszyn.