Under the theme Resilient Cities through Culture 32 students of architecture from 10 countries around the world will come together for two weeks in Seoul, along with tutors from five colleges and international speakers at the school’s symposium day, to discuss the role of culture in sustainable city making. The theme for the UIA congress is Soul of City and it sets out to assess and enhance the unique features of the city of Seoul. While climate change and knowledge-sharing have no country borders sustainable environmental solutions often have to be tailored to specific contexts, climates and cultures in order to succeed. With this objective the summer school will set out to explore how a deeper understanding of a specific culture and community can support sustainable city structures for tomorrow while contributing to the UN Sustainable Development Goals 2015 making cities and human settlements more inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.