ARCHIPELAGO OF PRACTICE
First Multiplier Event of the ERASMUS+ project titled Architecture’s Afterlife
We would like to invite you to the First Multiplier Event of the ERASMUS+ project titled Architecture’s Afterlife: The Multi-sector impact of an architectural qualification. The Event will take place on Friday February 19 at 2:00PM – 6:00PM CET and it will consist of testimonies of twelve architects–with their singular and extraordinary paths–who have moved away from a traditional understanding of architecture practice. The aim is to record their testimonies and, at the same time, to discuss the project by sharing the preliminary findings of the survey. Please, find the invitation to the zoom meeting here.
2:00-2:05 Welcome Inge Bertels (Vice-dean, University of Antwerp)
2:05-2:10 Introduction Harriet Harriss (Royal College of Art), Johan De Walsche (Professor, University of Antwerp)
2:10-2:30 Practice of Dissemination (Moderated by Federica Vannucchi, Royal College of Art)
Hera van Sande, Belgium (Artistic Director, vzw Archipel)
Marco Brizzi, Italy (Founder, ARCH’IT; Founder, Cultivar)
2:30-2:50 Architects in Publishing (Johan De Walsche, Professor, University of Antwerp)
Grazia Trisciuoglio, Italy (UK) (Senior information designer at Ticketmaster)
Sven Sorić, Croatia (Graphic designer)
2:50-3:10 Architect, Artist, Curator (Moderated by Dag Boutsen, KU Leuven)
Pieterjan Ginckels, Belgium (Artist)
Evangelos Kotsioris, Greece & US (Curator, Museum of Modern Art, New York)
3:10-3:40 Discussion (30 min) (Moderated by Dag Boutsen, KU Leuven)
3:40-3:50 Break (10 min)
3:50-4:10 Raising Future Practice (Moderated by Mia Roth Cerina, University of Zagreb)
Menna Agha, Egypt & Belgium (Fellow in Design for Spatial Justice, University of Oregon)
Felipe de Ferrari, Chile (Co-founder, Plan Común; Co-founder, OnArchitecture)
4:10-4:30 Activist Practice (Moderated by Harriet Harriss, Royal College of Art)
Iva Marčetić, Croatia (Member, Right to the City Zagreb)
Dana Cuff, USA (Professor of Architecture and Urban Design and Founding Director of cityLAB, University of California, Los Angeles)
4:30-4:50 Strategic Practice (Moderated by Michela Barosio, Politecnico di Torino)
Ana Dana Beroš, Croatia (Independent Curator, Researcher)
Davide Barreri and Ilaria Ariolfo, Italy (PlaC – Collaborative Office)
4:50-5:20 Discussion (30 min) (Moderated by Michela Barosio, Politecnico di Torino)
5:20-5:30 Final Remarks (10 min) Johan De Walsche, (Professor, University of Antwerp)
About the research project:
Architecture’s Afterlife’s is an Erasmus+ funded research strategic partnership whose principal aim is to identify the multi-sector impact of an architecture degree within the context of Europe and the extent to which skills taught to architecture students are needed in other sectors. Architecture’s Afterlife seeks to understand the skills gaps and mismatches between (1) what is taught in architecture schools and what is needed by today’s architecture practices (2) what is taught in architecture schools and what is needed by other professions, industries and sectors with the goal to identify opportunities for a multi-disciplinary and transdisciplinary curriculum that could more effectively serve student, labour market and societal needs. It responds to early-stage findings from a pre-application survey entitled “Architectural education: a progression inquiry” that elicited over 2500 responses from architecture graduates across the EU, and identified that on average, 40% of European Architecture graduates choose to work in the creative and cultural professions other than architecture. This study seeks to understand why this is. It will identify the push and pull factors facing graduates, the sectors to where its target group – architecture graduates – are gravitating, the skills that are lacking in these sectors and how this deficit is impacting upon sector growth.
The partners of the project are: Royal College of Art (coordinator), University of Antwerp (partner), Politecnico di Torino (partner), University of Zagreb (partner), KU Leuven (partner), Polytechnic University of Valencia (partner) with associate partner European Association of Architectural Education.
Read more about the project on its home page.