Presidents Message, April 19, 2018

EAAE Annual Conference and General Assembly 2018: registration open

Dear Colleagues
Please note that the registration is open for:
Under the title „Design Studio as laboratory for interactions between architectural education and society“, the EAAE Annual Conference 2018 is bringing together the representatives of the European Schools of Architecture – peers, scholars, researchers, students and practitioners – to question, inquire and discuss the relationship between architecture and society. The design studio has always been the backbone of architectural education, the driving force of architectural development and the nucleus of architectural debate. Today’s society confronts us with demanding questions for which no preconceived solutions are available. This calls for socially aware design experimentation. Can the studio raise this new awareness, preparing future architects to become agents of transformation? This conference is framed as a studio in itself. It entails practice, education and research.
Faculdade de Arquitectura at Universidade do Porto will act as hosting institution for the EAAE General Assembly and Annual Conference 2018. FAUP is one of the most prestigious Portuguese institutions of education, research and innovation in architecture. It is located in Porto, Portugal’s second largest city, with a privileged location on the Northern coast of the country. The complex of buildings housing the FAUP is one of the most emblematic creations of Álvaro Siza, Pritzker Prize winner in 1992, who will be cordially giving the opening lecture on August 29, 2018.
The Annual Conference 2018 will be sponsored by VELUX (http:// VELUX is well known to architectural education, as every second year since 2004, VELUX Group has invited students of architecture to participate in the International VELUX Award (
Please also take note of the following calls:
Call for Students’ Workshop: Designing the Design Studio
Call for PechaKucha presentations, open to all EAAE member schools
Organizer: FAUP, Faculty of Architecture University of Porto
Date: 29 August – 1 September 2018
Location: Faculty of Architecture, University of Porto, Via Panorâmica, S/N, 4150-564 Porto, Portugal
Contact: João Pedro Xavier ( and Inge Lens (
Sponsor: VELUX (
This year, at the General Assembly, we will be electing four new council members. More information regarding the nominations will be available on our homepage in May.
We are looking forward to see you all in Porto!
Kind regards
Oya Atalay Franck
President EAAE