Presidents Message, March 17, 2023

March Newsletter

ACSA/EAAE Teachers Conference, Reykjavik – early bird registrations deadline 22 March
The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) and the European Association for Architectural Education (EAAE) are pleased to announce the third, biennial joint Teachers Conference being hosted by the Iceland University of the Arts (IUA). The conference will take place from 22.06.-24.06.2023, in Reykjavik, Iceland, and will explore the spaces and pedagogies for developing notions of cosmopolitan citizenship.

Call for abstracts – EAAE Annual Conference 2023, Torino – deadline 7 April
The EAAE Annual Conference 2023 will take place in Torino from 30.08.- 01.09.2023, is titled School of Architecture(s), and will focus on the plurality of architecture as a discipline and on the role of architectural education in training, questioning, and practicing this plurality.

Deans’ Summit 2023, Brussels – registrations deadline 17 April
To offer all deans from our member schools the opportunity to attend the 3rd Deans’ Summit, the registration deadline is extended.
More than 40 deans from over 20 countries have so far registered. Please register via this form.

ACE- EAAE Public conference, NEB: Upskilling X (Education + Practice), Brussels (and online), 20 April 2023
The Architects’ Council of Europe (ACE) and the European Association for Architectural Education (EAAE) are co-organising a one-day public conference to discuss what are the skills, methods and pedagogies needed for a flourishing and ecologically beneficial architectural practice that addresses the challenges of our turbulent twenty first century. The conference will be opened by Ashraf Salama, Professor of Architecture and Urbanism, Head of Architecture and the Built Environment, University of Northumbria (United Kingdom) followed in the afternoon by a keynote speech by Rachel Armstrong, Professor of Regenerative Architecture, KU Leuven (Belgium). Participation is free of charge upon registration.

DigiNEB Update:

Between February 27th and March 2nd, EAAE attended the “High-level co-creation lab on digitally-enabled approaches to sustainability, inclusion and aesthetics” hosted in the CERN IdeaSquare. Representatives from the Lighthouse projects, NEB Labs and other relevant actors shared their visions and explored approaches aligned with the NEB values of sustainability, inclusivity and aesthetics. Participants also had the opportunity to shape the future of the upcoming NEB Academy, which will play a critical role in filling the knowledge gap needed to locally implement NEB principles.

Partnership with AASA
AASA is a new official EAAE partner. AASA is the peak body representing architectural education and research in Australia, New Zealand, and Papua New Guinea. While serving geographically different constituencies, the mission of the two organizations has considerable areas in common.