Presidents Message, July 22, 2019

Newsletter July

Conference Registration Still Open!

Registration is still open for participating in the EAAE 2019 Annual Conference and General Assembly (28.08.19 – 31.08.19), entitled “The Hidden School”, to be held at the Faculty of Architecture of the University of Zagreb. To register, please follow this link.


What constitutes the invisible layers of an architecture school?

During the EAAE Annual Conference, we will discuss an architecture school’s true character, the substance and the quality of architectural education in the broadest sense, and that which is beyond the stated curricula, yet – whether concretely manifested or subliminally perceived – embodies the culture of the school.

The Hidden School can be observed through a range of tacit aspects or conspicuous specificities which make the educational path a unique one. It is the content that can be embedded within the syllabus, learned informally, personified by educators, the attributes and activities of students, or the spaces it takes place in.

Bearing this in mind, reading between the curricular lines is crucial in evaluation, but is it possible to develop tools for the assessment of the ‘hidden’? If the hidden school exists in parallel or as a background process, a self-generated search for fundamental answers, and its interpretation, manifestation or legibility has a multitude of facets, how can these aspects be captured? We invite you to join this discussion!


Kind regards,
Oya Atalay Franck
President EAAE