CONFERENCE by: EAAE. Published: October 28, 2021.

Second EAAE Deans’ Summit, Glasgow, 21.04. – 22.04.2022

Sincere thanks to Makintosh School of Architecture / Glasgow School of Art for hosting EAAE Second Deans‘ Summit on 21 -22 April 2022 in Glasgow!
THINGS CHANGE: Academic leadership in times of dynamic flux and flow

Sally Stewart, Head of the School of Architecture and EAAE Council Member, with her team have organized this crucial gathering in hybrid format, where we openly discussed our current challenges in the leadership.

Thank you Stuart Robertson, Chair of CR Makintosh Society opening the doors of the Queens Cross Church for our meeting.

Our keynote speakers have shared their valuable insights and discussed with us at the breakout sessions: Jenny Russell, Mark Raymond, Michael Jenson, Johnny Rodger, Andrew Whalley OBE, Isabel Deakin, Jessica Mitchell, Rebecca Healy, Suzanne Ewing.

Please follow and participate to our discussions and actions on the Oslo Pledge as well.

On behalf of EAAE, Oya Atalay Franck

Second EAAE Deans’ Summit, Glasgow, 21.04. – 22.04.2022

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The European Association for Architectural Education (EAAE) and The Mackintosh School of Architecture would like to invite leaders of Schools of Architecture to the Second EAAE Deans’ Summit, on 21 April to 22 April 2022. The EAAE Deans’ Summit is organised for the second time, and is an annual event of the EAAE, providing an opportunity to meet and discuss issues concerning the current state of architectural education and research, as well as contemporary conditions of the profession.
The Second EAAE Deans’ Summit will take place online and on site, over two days. The venue for the two days will be Queens Cross Church, by CR Mackintosh
The summit is open to deans and heads of schools of architecture who are members of the EAAE .
Building on the first Deans Summit held in Oslo in 2021, the summit will provide a space for discussion and exchange on the theme of Academic leadership, the opportunity to update actions on the EAAE Pledge launched in Oslo. The Summit will also provide time to discuss critical contemporary issues impacting our network members.



Academic leadership in times of dynamic flux and flow

We operate in times of dynamic shifts in thinking, context and pragmatics. It might be said that this has always been the case, and as architects we take this on board as part of our working practice.
However, it feels that we have reached a tipping point, ( or is it déjà vu?), a time to take stock and consider what is it as Deans we offer as academic leaders to our schools, student and staff and colleagues. With dynamic shifts within our profession, in funding regimes, global priorities and social changes, we are often required to be simultaneously  seasoned campaigners, innovators, disrupters, diplomats and negotiators, imagineers, dreamers and realisers.
How then can we support ourselves and each other? How can we learn from each other?  What are the specific challenges of being a leader now?


Summit Outline


Sally Stewart,
Mackintosh School of Architecture


Prof Michael Jensen – Architecture and alterity
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative Activities, School of Planning, University of Colorado Denver


Dr Jenny Russell – Architecture messes with your head: architecture  and mental health, Director of Education, RIBA


Alan Atlee,
Deputy Director Academic, The Glasgow School of Art


Prof Mark Raymond,
Director of Graduate School of Architecture, University of Johannesburg

Industry leads

Andrew Whalley, OBE
Grimshaw Global, architects



Isabel Deakin: Missing in Architecture,
PG Programme Leader, Mackintosh School of Architecture

Jess Mitchell, Abby Hopes, Oliver Simpson: Reset Architecture
Future Practices (to be confirmed)


Thursday 21st April 2022


09.30 – 10.00
Welcome & Deans Summit 2022 Continuity
Oya Atalay Franck, President EAAE
Welcome MSA –  Academic Leadership  
Sally Stewart, Head of school, Mackintosh School of Architecture, EAAE Council
Things Change: why talk about academic leadership now?
Coffee Break / short video

Keynote 1 – Well being and the education of Architects
Dr Jenny Russell,  Director of Education, RIBA

10.30 -10.40
Q&A keynote 1
Coffee break

11.00 – 11.30
Keynote 5  Equalities and Inequalities
Dr Mark Raymond, Head of Graduate School of Architecture, University of Johannesburg 

11.30 – 11.40
Q&A  keynote 2

11.40 – 12.15
Break out session – based on Keynotes 1 & 2

Feedback from break out session – discussion

12.30 – 13.30
Lunch break


Cross- generational thinking & under-represented groups

13.30 – 13.40
Provocation 1 Missing in Architecture

13.40 – 13.50
Provocation 2 Voices of Experience

13.50 – 14.00
Provocation 3 Reset Architecture

14.00 – 14.45
Break out Session – based on provocations

14.45 – 15.15
Presentations from break out session – discussion

15.15 – 15.45
Afternoon tea/coffee

15.45 – 16.15
Keynote 3 –  What do Schools of Architecture have to offer?
Allan Atlee, Deputy Director, The Glasgow School of Art

16.15 – 16.25
Q&A  keynote 3

16.25 -16.30
day 1 Summary remarks & Action for Ukraine
Oya Atalay Franck
Sally Stewart

16.30- 17.30
Crisis Support for Ukrain
Outline of EAAE network response, insights from EAAE members
Oya Atalay Franck

Mackintosh Society drinks reception
hosted by Stuart Robertson, Chair of CR Macintosh Society



Friday  22nd April 2022


10.00 – 10.30
Keynote 4 Alterity – thinking about alternatives
Dr Michael Jenson, University of Colorado, Denver (to be confirmed )

10.30 – 10.40

10.40 – 11.00

11.00 – 11.30
Keynote 5: Leading where? An industry Perspective, UN Goals, Climate and Architecture
Andrew Whalley, Chair, Grimshaw Architects

11.30 – 11.40

11:40- 12:40
EAAE Pledge: word into action
Ilaria Valente and Mia Roth Cerina
Update on activity, SDGs and NEB

12.45 – 13.15
Deans Summit roundup and goodbye


14.00  Tour of Mackintosh Site and Steven Holl Reid Building, The Glasgow School of Art


There is no charge for participation, and the Mackintosh School of Architecture is delighted to extend its hospitality to participants attending in person.
We would encourage you to mark your participation by making a donation to support organisations dealing with the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine.

Thank you for your support!


Registrations: closed
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April 21, 2022


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