Lucerne Talks, Symposium on Pedagogy in Architecture Education

17.05.2019 What significance do physical and non-material open spaces have for a building that houses a school of architecture? How can such open spaces be represented within the structural aspects of a school of architecture – a place of study, teaching and research?

Schools of architecture are being built worldwide. The main reasons for such endeavours are new space requirements and other pressing needs for the achievement of excellence. In this sense, the third Lucerne Talks – Symposium on Pedagogy in Architecture Education therefore deal with how the infrastructure of a school of architecture, besides positioning itself on the higher education mar- ket, can above all mould curricula in terms of teaching and research.

The 2017 Symposium on Pedagogy in Architecture Education addressed the significance schools of architecture have for society.

One of the items discussed at the symposium was the lack of nonmaterial and physical open space, which is now the point of departure for this symposium. A glossary with terms relating to architecture education was drawn up as a reference for future open spaces in schools of architecture. How could these terminologised potentials for schools of architecture, such as a cafeteria, a laboratory or transdisciplinarity be portrayed not only theoretically, but also physically, within the structure of a building and in relation to teaching and research?

The full-day symposium will be divided into two parts. The morning session Purely Physical will discuss schools of architecture built today. This will be followed by a panel discussion, where speakers and participants will discuss the ramification of such spaces in practice. The afternoon session Keep on Moving  addresses the visionary and future-related question of the required design of spaces for future architects. In this part, all participants are asked to bring a reference image to illustrate their vision of a future school of architecture. In moderated, parallel table discussions, the participants will use these images to pre- sent their position and negotiate a manifesto for a new school together.

The symposium is directed at teachers, researchers, practitioners and students of architecture and related disciplines.

WITH : Stéphanie Bru & Alexandre Theriot, Paris & Lausanne ; Angelo Bucci, São Paulo & Cambridge, Mass. ; Catherine Dumont d’Ayot, Zurich ; Mike Guyer, Zurich ; Patricia Guaita & Raffael Baur, Lausanne & Valparaiso ; Anne Lacaton, Paris & Zurich ; Andreas Sonderegger, Zurich and many others

ORGANISERS : Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Engineering & Architecture Institute of Architecture

CONCEPT : Heike Biechteler, Prof. Johannes K.ferstein

ADVISORY BOARD : Prof. Dr. Marc Ang.lil, ETHZ Zurich, Prof. Dieter Dietz, EPFL Lausanne

GRAPHICS : Ramona Tschuppert