Impact Through Teaching!

Architectural Education
Within Changing
Environmental Conditions

International Symposium24 - 25 April 2024
TU Berlin

The symposium aims to illuminate the transformative effects and driving forces of emerging educational practices, and to foster a dialogue among international researchers and educators in the field of architecture.

Amidst our growing awareness of changing environmental conditions, the Post-Anthropocene provides a context for radical, speculative, hitherto unfamiliar, ethical, ecological and experimental architectural practices. But what are the implications for architecture itself, how does architecture need to be recontextualized to cope with the uncertainties of the climate crisis? It seems time to renegotiate past forces of architectural education and to develop an appropriate vocabulary to capture and document its effects. In doing so, we aim to shed light on the multifaceted dimensions of the outcomes of teaching practices and provide insights that can guide future pedagogical approaches.

Our symposium provides a collaborative format for exploring the documentation and mediation of pedagogical effects. Across five sessions focusing on Pedagogical Positions, Activist Interventions, Design Practices, Material Practices and Digital Matters, we seek to foster dialogue and networking among emerging teaching methodologies. We warmly invite students to actively participate and contribute their perspectives to enrich the discussions.

Date and time:Wednesday, 24 April 2024 01:00 pm - 07:00 pm
Thursday, 25 April 2024 10:00 am - 07:00 pm

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TU Berlin, Institute of Architecture
Straße des 17. Juni 152, 10623 Berlin 
FORUM (ground floor)

We welcome both students and educators. Please register on EVENTBRITE

The symposium is part of the ongoing project ‘Educational Platform – Anthropocene Pedagogies in Architecture’ (Fieldstations e.V.) initiated by Lidia Gasperoni (Department of Architectural Theory, TU Berlin) and co-curated by Jennifer Raum (Department of Theory and History of Modern Architecture, Bauhaus University Weimar), Andrea Rossi (Department of Experimental and Digital Design and Construction, Uni Kassel) and Till Zihlmann (Institute for Building Climatology and Energy of Architecture, TU Braunschweig).