Want to talk with us on the current challenges of architecture and how these are affecting architectural education? Join us from 2-4 November, live here in Delft for the ‘Architectural Education in Times of Uncertainty’ Symposium. The event unfolds over three days with discussions on the integration of circularity in current curricula, new types of collaboration, transitions in pedagogy and learning in extreme complexity with an amazing line up. For more information and registrations please visit our website.
Category Archives: personal published work
I couldn’t be prouder of my dear friend Markus Berger who -together with his colleague Kate Irvin – has compiled this amazing book I am holding in my hands right now. I am most grateful for having been entrusted to contribute with a chapter on repair and architecture. I had so much fun studying for it and writing it and I am delighted my piece found its place in this volume amongst so many interesting contributions.
Learn more about this book here
#circularity #circularbuiltenvironment #circulareconomy #repair #architecture #circulardesign
Look what came with the mail! Horizon2020 program SoPHIA research has been successfully concluded and the results are finally published in a special edition of “Economia della Cultura.” I am very proud of being a member in this consortium and for having contributed to this amazing endeavor.
Big thanks to my Greek colleagues and our European partners for this meaningful collaboration.
You want to read the report? Publication open access and you can download it from this page
You want to know more about SoPHIA? Then click here
#UniversitadeglistudiROMATre #NationalTechnicalUniversityofAthen #InterartsFoundation #EuropeanMuseumAcademy #DunLaoghaireInstituteofArtDesignandTechnology #EDUCULT #IRMO #SOPHIA #Horizon2020 #socialplatform #holistic #heritage #ImpactAssessment
Fresh from the press!
This paper represents our CBE Hub approach towards developing a scheme of what constitutes content for teaching circularity, how the goals for integrating it into the curricula can be formulated, and what type of pedagogy is suited to support the integration.
A big thank you to our amazing group of authors: Tillmann Klein Bob Geldermans Alexander Wandl and also to the Serbian Architecture Journal (SAJ) for the constructive review and for publishing.
Closing the Knowledge Gap on Circularity: the CBE Hub Lifelong Education Programs
Can academia provide society with a safe space for developing imaginaries and socially performing alternative political futures? Can it help reconnect the many knowledge domains that appear now to be dispersed and fragmented? And what is the role of adult learning in achieving this transition and in dealing with complex issues such as sustainability? Check our CLIMA2022 contribution for the section on Education co-authored with @TillmannKlein here: https://proceedings.open.tudelft.nl/clima2022/article/view/215
#circularity #circulareconomy #clima2022 #lifelonglearning #adultlearning #professionaleducation
ACSA-EAAE 2019 Conference Proceedings now available
ACSA-EAAE 2019 Conference Proceedings are finally out! One of my favorite papers in one of my favorite cities is now available here. Title is Re-Conceptualizing the Role of Tutors in Research Based Pedagogy: The Tutor(s) as the Curriculum and is available here: https://www.acsa-arch.org/chapter/re-conceptualizing-the-role-of-tutors-in-research-based-pedagogy-the-tutors-as-the-curriculum/
2019 ACSA Teachers Conference, Practice of Teaching | Teaching of Practice: The Teacher’s Hunch
Competition Culture in Europe 2017-2020
Well, it was worth the wait and the effort! Competition Culture in Europe 2017-2020 is now openly available! Big thanks to Architectuur Lokaal and Indira van Klooster for making it happen and a big thanks to Katerina Moustaka and Stelina Portesi the two students of NTUA who worked so hard for the research!
Abstract: Research, activities & educational outputs from the 2017 International Competition Culture in Europe (CCIE) conference, & the wider CCIE programme, are assembled here to provide invaluable resources, knowledge, & guidance. 25 European countries were involved in the programme & in 6 research programmes were set up. The 1st part provides an overview of CCIE international convocations & their outputs. The 2nd part reports on University master students research from Tirana (Albania), Sarajevo (Bosnia & Herzegovina), Sofia (Bulgaria), Athens (Greece), Dublin (Ireland) & Portsmouth (United Kingdom). These country’s outputs cover the history, development, application, & opportunities of competitions in an international context. This publication is an Architectuur Lokaal project realised with Project Compass CIC & A10 New European architecture Cooperative.
SoPHIA deliverable: D1.2
SoPHIA D1.2 report has now been released. The report presents with the mapping of gaps and shortcomings of current impact assessment models towards the creation of new, holistic tool. Join SoPHIA website and subscribe to receive the program’s regular newsletters.
PhD position – Circular Community Challenges
Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment has created 12 new positions for PhD researchers. For information on the topics please visit the vacancies webpage.
I am happy to announce I will be supervising one of them along with a team of excellent colleagues. The topic considers the social relevance of circularity and its potential in driving participatory planning or -better yet- self-organisation processes at community scale. You will be involved in real-life experimentation and analytical prototyping through an anthropological approach. You will help plan, coordinate, and monitor circular initiatives at neighborhood scale in collaboration with locals. Furthermore, you will be part of a series of design workshops that will explore design with locally harvested materials and how that ultimately affects the designers’ role.
Deadline for application is 19/02/2021. For more information on Circular Community Challenges please visit this page
EAR36 – Format matters
Last minute gift from Edinburgh Architecture Research (EAR) Journal just before 2020 ends. This is an article written back in 2017 discussing the application of the Cooperative Studio format at undergraduate level. It’s true that my PhD research became even more relevant due to corona and the emergency of distant education, but I’d like to think that transformational blending and networked learning in architectural education are more that mere trends imposed by the current conditions. In fact, their relevance emerges mostly from changes in the process of learning itself and the current models for creating knowledge and meaning.