The Educational Platform is a space for sharing and gathering practices of experimentation as a transformative field radically engaged with architectural pedagogy. The aim is to create a shared field of methodological and institutional discourses that cross the boundaries between academia and architectural practice. The group works as a ‘collaborative field agent’ that senses, adapts, and creates the contemporary tasks of the Anthropocene in education. In this sense, it is an ongoing project that is meant to expand and transcend the boundaries of design education by embedding experimental approaches.

The Educational Platform arised in the framework of fieldstation e.V., a non-profit association promoting transcidiplinary knowledge production in the (Post)Anthropocene.

We structure our work in the following formats:

We structure our work in the following formats:
  • Spatial Education Series: embedded in the general framework of Fieldstations to discuss recent publications and projects dealing with spatial education
  • Teaching Practises Series: to present teaching practises in the framework of the Educational Platform.
  • Exchange Workshops: organised by our contributors or external guests to discuss teaching issues in depth with the group conceiving a performative framework and to implement the reflection and documentation of topics, methodology, and effects.
  • Platform Workshops: to discuss the ongoing development of the educational platform.

If you are interested in joining the group, please don’t hesitate to contact us! The only requirement is to describe the topic, the methodology, and the effects of your teaching practice. 

Initiated by

Lidia Gasperoni is an architectural theorist and philosopher at the Department of Architectural Theory at TU Berlin since 2018. She studied philosophy in Rome, Freiburg im Breisgau, and Berlin. She obtained her PhD from the TU Berlin and an associate professor habilitation in Italy in the field of philosophy. She teaches architectural theory and philosophy, with a focus on media philosophy, Anthropocene theories, and aesthetics at the TU Berlin and previously at the UdK Berlin as well as the University of Kassel. Her publications include: Versinnlichung (De Gruyter, 2016); Media Agency, with Christophe Barlieb (transcript, 2020); Artefakte des Entwerfens, with Anna Hougaard et al. (TU Verlag, 2020); Site of Coexistence (IQD, 2021); and Construction and Design Manual: Experimental Diagrams, DOM publishers 2022. Regarding the Anthropocene see: “Anthropocene,” International Lexicon of Aesthetics, 2022 and “Anthropocene Masterpiece(s). Reversing the Logic from the Pieces to the Masteries,” Viceversa, 2022.

Co-curated by

Jennifer Raum is a PhD student at the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism at the Bauhaus-Universität in Weimar. Her doctoral research explores utopian thinking with a focus on posthuman perspectives. Drawing on a wide range of theories from ecocriticism, philosophy and architectural theory, she traces realities beyond human exceptionalism. Jennifer is based in Nuremberg, Germany, where she finished her Master’s degree in Architecture in 2017. Since then, she has taught and lectured at the Nuremberg Institute of Technology, where she has led classes for undergraduate and postgraduate students in various design studios and seminars. Her teaching practice focuses on architectural theory, philosophy, and the environmental humanities.

Andrea Rossi is an architectural researcher, computational designer and creative coder. He is a doctoral candidate at the DDU Digital Design Unit at TU Darmstadt, as well as research associate at the Experimental and Digital Design and Construction chair at the University of Kassel. His current focus is on combinatorial design, robotic fabrication and novel biomaterials. He is the developer of Wasp, an open-source Grasshopper plug-in for combinatorial design. Previously, he has been lecturer at UIBK Innsbruck, research associate at ETH Zurich, and robotic fabrication specialist at Coop Himmelb(l)au and at IndexLab – Politecnico di Milano. He taught courses and workshops on digital design tools and fabrication at various institutions worldwide, as well as on several online platforms. He holds a BSc in Architecture (2011) from Politecnico di Milano and a Master of Arts in Architecture (2013) from the Dessau International Architecture Graduate School.

Till Zihlmann teaches and researches as a research assistant at the Institute for Building Climatology and Energy of Architecture at the TU Braunschweig. After completing his Bachelor’s degree at the UDK Berlin, he worked as an architect for three years. During his Master’s degree at the TU Berlin, he met the Designosaur. The story “How I Met the Designosaur” led him to conceive the Post-Designosaur Studies in Architecture. What drives him is the question of contemporary design and new narratives in a present that is unknown to us – an alien environment. Post-Designosaur Studies in Architecture develops practices at the intersection of natural science, humanities and design. The practices serve as a tool to overcome habitual thought patterns and should help to develop a new view towards our environment – the context in which we design. In this sense: Design Imprints. Not Buildings!


Archaeologies of the Future, Landscape Architecture & Urban Design, TU Berlin und BTU Cottbus: Marcel Tröger (studio erde).

Architectural Design Theory in the Anthropocene, Politecnico di Torino: Alessandro Armando, Giovanni Durbiano, Assistants: Federica Joe Gardella, Saskia Gribling, Francesca Moro and Luciana Mastrolia, Phd students in “Architecture. History and Project”.

Architecture: Sustainability + Design, Master Programme, School of Architecture and the Visual Arts, University of East London (2000-08): Susannah Hagan with Swen Geiss and Sophie Pelsmakers.

Bauhaus 4.0, Weißensee Kunsthochschule Berlin: Konrad Jünger, Jörg Hugo, Christine Goutrié, Nils Krüger, Christiane Sauer, Agata Kycia; Universität Kassel: Andrea Rossi and TU Berlin: Verena Graf.

BioCraftsmanship Master’s Studio, the Faculty of Architecture at KU Leuven: Rachel Armstrong, Jan Wurm.

Circular Strategies, Institute of Architecture, Senior Artist Department for Building Construction, University of Applied Arts Vienna: Lukas Allner.

Design Studio 18 Master of Architecture (Postgraduate) University of Westminster, London: John Cook, Ben Pollock, Laura Nica.

Entangled Material-Immaterial Tecnonics,Eindhoven University of Technology: Cristina Nan, Fraser Morrison.

Explorations in Ocean Space, Master courses autumn 2019, 2020, 2021 Bergen School of Architecture (BAS): Nancy Couling (architect), Vibeke Jensen (artist), Mariana Anichini (Marine Biologist).

Fieldsensitivity and Media Agency at the Interplay between Architectural Theory and Design, MA-course, Department of Architectural Theory, TU Berlin: Lidia Gasperoni.

The Great Game. Designing Agency in a Complex World, Architectural Design Theory Lab, Bachelor of Architecture, Politecnico di Torino: Tommaso Listo, Sofia Leoni, Camilla Forina, Valeria Federighi, Giovanni Durbiano, Francesco Carota, Edoardo Bruno.

Histories and Theories of Architecture and the City. On the Anthropocene and the Climate Emergency Lecture Course / 24 double lectures over 2 semesters + tutorials (led by students); compulsory for BA students (architecture - ca. 150 / year), open to others from TU Braunschweig and beyond: Tatjana Schneider.

Inhabiting Future Frictions. Confronting Climate Collapse, Architecture, Society, Territory (B) 2021-2022. MSc Architecture for Sustainability, Department of Architecture and Design, Politecnico di Torino: Camillo Boano, Richard Peragine, Filippo Fiandanese, Igor Fardin, Camilla Rondot, Immacolata Lamacchia, Hani Fakhani, Belen Desmaison, in close collaboration with Michele Cerruti But, Daniela Ciaffi, Andrea Alessio, Giulia Marra.

Irrational Section Cut, Melbourne School of Design, University of Melbourne: Hélène Frichot.

Nature on the Border. Nature Unmaking the Border, Invited workshops, lectures, research projects MIAW Milan Polytecnic (Milan, Italy), MADA Monash Architecture & Design (Melbourne, Australia) RMIT University (Melbourne, Australia) Mauro Baracco and Louise Wright (Baracco+Wright).

P11 – Initiation Big Picture “Post-Anthropocene Responsibility”, Lucerne School of Engineering and Architecture, CCTP - Competence Center for Typology and Planning in Architecture: Peter Schwehr.

Petrographies: Geological Thinking and Architecture ETH ZURICH D-ARCH, Architecture History. PhD Teaching, Spring 2022: Lydia Xynogala.

Post-Designosaur Research Practice, Teaching Assignment for a seminar within the team of Helga Blocksdorf at the Institute for Construction (IKON) at the TU Braunschweig, in cooperation with the Institute for Building Climatology and Energy of Architecture (IBEA) of Prof. Elisabeth Endres. Autumn semester 2021: Breathable Construction – Between Wall construction and the Anthropocene Thesis. Spring semester 2022: Breathable Construction II – Between indoor climate and outdoor climate, TU Braunschweig: Till Zihlmann.

Plural Realities, Department Theory of Architecture and Design, TH Nürnberg: Jennifer Raum.

Salon Pedagogies, The Royal Danish Academy - School of Architecture, Institute for architecture and Culture: Beata Hemer and Anne Pind.

Site-Writing, MA module – Critical Spatial Practice: Site-Writing, as part of the MA Situated Practice and MA Architectural History: Jane Rendell, Polly Gould, David Roberts.

Sonne, Scheisse, Kompost und Luft, MA Research Seminar, guest professors: Silvan Linden, Sandra Bartoli, (Büros für Konstruktivismus), Chair of Architecture and Urban Studies at the Academy of Fine Arts Nuremberg (2015-2017).

Tiergarten, Landscape of Transgression, München University of Applied Sciences, Architecture Faculty: Sandra Bartoli (co-founder of Büros für Konstruktivismus with Silvan Linden).

Typologies in the Anthropocene, Design Studio (WS 2022/2023), Rainer Hehl, Tobias Schrammek, Lidia Gasperoni, TU Berlin.

Typologies of Regeneration, Design Studio (WS 2023/2024), Rainer Hehl, Tobias Schrammek, Lidia Gasperoni, TU Berlin.

Wicked Home: How Shall we Live? Dissertation studio (2021-2022), Year 3 of an Architectural Design Office (ADO), KU Leuven: Nel Janssens, Rolf Hughes, Rachel Armstrong, Jo Liekens, Annelies De Smet, Laurens Luytens (2019-2022).