The profession of the Architect
The profession of the Architect

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The profession of the architect, and the role of the school in relation to this profession

Porto, 25-26 November 2016

Faculdade de Arquitectura da Universidade do Porto (FAUP)

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Louis Kahn, Yale, New Haven, Connecticut, 1964 – photographer Arnold Newman. http:// louis-kahn-at-vitra-design-museum.html

The nature of the profession of the architect has undergone a number of changes over the centuries, as has the education of the architect.  

Must architecture schools encourage specialization, by increasingly fragmentizing the education of the architect. Or should they rather make a stand against in advocating the status quo with the architect as practitioner, as generalist – as “practitioner-generalist”. 

“What does it mean to become an architect?” Which role does an architectural school take, and which responsibilities do they have, in making of an architect – or of future architects (of which types)? Can the architecture schools foster the process of becoming an architect? How?

What does it mean to educate creative critical citizens? Who takes the lead, accreditation organisms, industry or society? Who puts the agenda? Do we teach towards pre-set outcomes or do we set the outcomes?

Call for trigger papers

The education Academy is looking for trigger case studies – examples of good practice from within  architectural education, in which the school takes a position or a stance. The workshop will be framed round a (small but thought-provoking) selection of such triggering papers.

Educators (and) architects are invited to send a proposal for a short presentation (10’) to trigger the discussion. Send a short description of 250 words (max) and any graphic material if required, to education.academy@eaae.be before Friday 21October 2016. Selections will be communicated on Friday 28 October.

More information can be found on www.eaae.be/education-academy/.

Organizing team:

Raquel Geada Paulino (FAUP, host)

Oya Atalay Franck (EAAE, Education Academy, project team)

Johan De Walsche (EAAE, Education Academy, project leader)

Sally Stewart (EAAE, Education Academy, project team)

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