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SCI-Arc Spin Room (2018)

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    During SCI-Arc’s 2018 Graduate Thesis Weekend, some of the visiting critics engaged students in more in-depth discussions of their projects. Thesis students will have once last chance to “spin” or influence the juror of their final critiques.

    Day 1:

    • Mark Wigley discusses with Abagael Warnars her thesis “asLAs”
    • Lois Weinthal discusses “American Power Box” with Andrea Cadioli
    • Laida Aguirre discusses “Phantasmagoria” with Ross Fernandes

    Day 2: Part 1

    • Miroslava Brooks discusses with Yan Leng her thesis “Red Dream Mansion”
    • Andrew Saunders discusses “Hyper-Resolution” with Evan Mason
    • Ivonne Santoyo discusses “Useless Wall: the Border Museum” with Haowen Wu

    Day 2: Part 2

    • Jennifer Bonner discusses with Mikiko Takasago her thesis “Nothing”
    • Matt Shaw discusses “Moosphere” with Frank Chen
    • Amina Blacksher discusses “This is Matness!” with Ashely Hastings
    • Wolf Prix discusses “Imagined Architecture” with Spencer Daly

    Day 3: Part 1

    • Michael Shlabs discusses with Nicole Li her thesis “Material Consequences
    • Namik Mackic discusses “Games of Deletion” with Alessio Grancini and Runze Zhang
    • Graham Harman discusses “Section Towards Elevation” with Andy Magner

    Day 3: Part 2

    • Michelle Addington, dean of The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture, discusses thesis programs with Elena Manferdini, SCI-Arc Graduate Program Chair
    • SCI-Arc design studio instructor Lucy McRae discusses with graduate student Jackson Lukas his thesis, “An Atlas of Endless Mythologies”
    •Mark Wigley, former Dean of Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, discusses the graduate thesis work with SCI-Arc Director Hernan Diaz Alonso

     

    EDGE Symposium II (2018)

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      SCI-Arc EDGE, Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture is holding its annual public symposium on August 31 and September 1 to review the work of its graduating students. Each of the programs will present the year in review and will host an open discussion to examine the topics currently being explored in the SCI-Arc EDGE postgraduate programs.

      Architectural Technologies
      Program Coordinator: Marcelo Spina
      Panel Discussion: Friday, August 31, 2pm-6pm

      Panelists: Hernan Diaz Alonso, Johan Bettum, Joe Day, David Erdman, Marcelyn Gow, Lars Jan, Ferda Kolatan, Richard Koshalek, Noemi Polo, David Ruy, Jose Sanchez, Megan Steinman, Sam Teller, Marrikka Trotter, Michael Young, Mimi Zeiger

      The Architectural Technologies program connects contemporary interests within the architectural discipline with the most advanced technological developments reshaping society and culture at large. With the aim of producing culturally significant architectural objects and artifacts, the program continued this year in its study of technologies of automation and the role that new forms of artificial intelligence may play in redesigning our world. Using AI convolutional neural networks (CNN) and other forms of automated assembly, Architectural Technologies students developed proposals ranging in scope, size, and aesthetics, substantially altering existing buildings and their spatial experience, while also raising questions about authorship, authenticity, style, physicality and material assembly.

      Fiction and Entertainment
      Program Coordinator: Liam Young
      Film Screenings and Discussion: Friday, August 31, 7pm-10pm

      Panelists: Keely Colcleugh, Ane Crabtree, Claire Evans, Alex Macdowell, Brain Merchant, Patti Podesta, Jamin Warren, Ben West, Timothy Williams

      How we perceive the cultures and spaces around us is largely determined by mediums of fiction and entertainment. SCI-Arc’s Fiction and Entertainment program engages the techniques of film, animation and gaming to imagine and visualize alternative worlds and tell new kinds of stories about the emerging conditions of the twenty-first century. Join our graduating students for the premiere screening and exhibition of their work and a panel discussion featuring luminaries from LA’s entertainment industry discussing principles of worldbuilding and visual storytelling. Panelists include Ane Crabtree, costume designer for Hulu’s groundbreaking series Handmaid’s Tale, Alex Macdowell, worldbuilder and production designer for films such as Fight Club and Minority Report, Claire Evans artist and lead singer of the band Yacht, Jamin Warren, cofounder of videogame arts and culture company Kill Screen, Brian Merchant, author and editor at Motherboard, VICE’s science and technology outlet, Patti Podesta, production designer for the recent series American Gods, Keely Colcleugh director of creative visual agency Kilograpgh, Ben West, creative director at Framestore LA, Timothy Williams, designer and animator for games, films, and music videos, and many more.

      Design of Cities
      Program Coordinator: Peter Trummer
      Panel Discussion: Saturday, September 1, 3pm-6pm

      Panelists: Frances Anderton, Johan Bettum, Joe Day, John Enright, David Erdman, Erik Ghenoiu, Marcelyn Gow, Ferda Kolatan, David Ruy, Matthew Soules, Marrikka Trotter, Michael Young

      What is the role of finance in the design of cities today? Cities have traditionally represented cultural values and symbolized hierarchies of power. But what can the city represent and symbolize today when finance is the driving force? We may have entered into a time where we’re not really understanding urban life if we are not understanding the life of capital. Despite obvious dangers, are there opportunities nonetheless within the constraints of an asset-based urbanism to maintain the vitality of cities? Projects this year focused on developing speculative scenarios where financial instruments were hybridized, collaged, misappropriated, or even simply intensified in order to open up new urban potentials.

      EDGE Symposium I (2017)

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        SCI-Arc EDGE, Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture is holding its first annual public symposium to review its inaugural year. Each of the program coordinators will present the year in review and will host a panel discussion to examine the topics currently being explored in the SCI-Arc EDGE postgraduate programs.

        Schedule

        Design of Cities
        Program Coordinator: Peter Trummer
        Panel Discussion: Tuesday, August 29, 4pm-7pm
        Panelists: John Enright, Erik Ghenoiu, Eric Owen Moss, Matthew Soules, Marrikka Trotter

        What is the role of finance in the design of cities today? Cities have traditionally represented cultural values and symbolized hierarchies of power. But what can the city represent and symbolize today when finance is the driving force? Are there opportunities nonetheless within the context of an asset-based urbanism? Looking past the need for representing normalcy and the status quo in order to manage financial risk, what are the stranger aesthetic implications of the post-humanist city?

        Architectural Technologies
        Program Coordinator: Marcelo Spina
        Panel Discussion: Wednesday, August 30, 4pm-7pm
        Panelists: Marcelyn Gow, Ferda Kolatan, Casey Rehm, Rob Stuart-Smith, Megan Steinman

        Two contemporary technologies are ominously transforming design today: machine vision and artificial intelligence. Both are aspects of a general movement toward the automation of design. What does it mean for a machine to see? What does it mean for a machine to think? And what does it mean for designers to have a mechanized collaborator? Automation implies the production of a copy. To what degree can designers continue to claim authorship as design industries become progressively more automated?

        Design Theory and Pedagogy
        Program Coordinator: David Ruy
        Panel Discussion: Thursday, August 31, 4pm-7pm
        Panelists: Kristy Balliet, Erik Ghenoiu, Marcelyn Gow, Ferda Kolatan, Michael Osman, Matthew Shaw

        Besides the design studio, two assumptions are at the core of the architectural curriculum today: first, that it is important to think abstractly and critically; second, that it is important to develop historical understanding and use precedents. Why is abstract thinking so important? It can be philosophically argued that all thought is already abstract—so why is it necessary to teach it? Are we trying to teach a particular form of abstraction? If so, which forms of abstraction are appropriate? In what sense is abstract thought synonymous with critical thought? In what sense are they different? It is interesting to note that although the NAAB emphasizes the importance of precedent, it does not emphasize the importance of historical understanding. Why is the development of a historical understanding of architecture necessary to the education of an architect? In what sense might this be an entirely different problem from the use of precedents?

        Fiction and Entertainment
        Program Coordinator: Liam Young
        Film Screenings and Discussion: Friday, September 1, 7pm-10pm
        Guests: Ruthie Doyle, Alexandra Holcomb, Geoff Manaugh, Alex McDowell, Hajnal Molnar-Szakacs, Josh Rose, Christian Lorenz Scheurer, Matthew Shaw, Jesse Warfield, Ben West

        The Fiction and Entertainment program examines the powerful role that fiction plays in culture today. During this inaugural year of the program, each of the students have authored compelling short films depicting the strange implications of technology in contemporary life. These fictional scenarios critically frame the unknown territories of the near future. This final public event of EDGE Symposium I is presented as a film festival with well-known figures from Los Angeles’ fiction and entertainment industries invited to attend and comment.

        Objects, Contexts, Canons and Experiments: Four Conversations on Theory and History (2017)

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          Where are we today regarding the way we produce and teach the theory and history of architecture, cities, and landscapes? Should we still give precedence to built realities, or should we focus on the agency that they reveal? What about the changes in the pedagogy to be expected from the development of digital tools? Are there still canons relevant to professional education in the design field? Last, but certainly not least, should we rethink the relationships among lecture courses, seminars, and studio? Four conversations among GSD faculty members and guest participants will deal with these questions and explore new perspectives on theory and history in design schools:

          (1) History of Objects vs. Study of Agency and Media;

          (2) Teaching Theory and History in the Digital Age;

          (3) Global History vs. Canon;

          (4) Theory/History and Studio Teaching

          Sponsored by the Theory and History Platform and the PhD Program in Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning.

          Organized by Antoine Picon, G. Ware Travelstead Professor of the History of Architecture and Technology, and Michael Hays, Eliot Noyes Professor of Architectural Theory.

          Grad Thesis Prep Symposium (2017)

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            SCI-Arc students Connor Covey, James Kubiniec, Sasha Tillmann, and Nithya Subramaniam present drafts of their in-process graduate thesis proposals. Stan Allen, Florencia Pita, Marcelyn Gow, and Todd Gannon critique the proposals. Allen advises the students to refine their proposals in reference to the CATTt schema devised by Gregory L. Ulmer in Heuretics: The Logic of Invention:

            • C = Contrast (opposition, inversion, differentiation)
            • A = Analogy (figuration, displacement)
            • T = Theory (repetition, literalization)
            • T = Target (application, purpose)
            • t = Tale (secondary elaboration, representability) But also Tail (applicability in the world)

            He also offers Jeffrey Kipnis’s three goals:

            • Convince that the problem belongs to the discipline
            • Identify the vulnerable cliché
            • Devise a viable counter-proposal

            Todd Gannon reminds Allen that CATTt has been used for thesis prep for so long that it’s been retired. He suggests that, in general, rather than pursuing maximum clarity, it would be more productive to pursue incongruity and ambiguity.

            Allen cautions against the temptation to try to describe and theorize a sensibility.

            Commenting on specific projects, the panel suggests a variety of lines of investigation to pursue, from Thomas Pynchon’s 1997 novel Mason & Dixon, Gerald E. Frug and Eyal Weizman on borders, Fredrick Barthelme’s “On being wrong”, and serious shop talk rather than theory texts as a model for formulating an argument.

            Architecture + Technology: Pedagogy in an age of disruption (2017)

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              Architecture + Technology: Pedagogy in an Age of Disruption examines technology’s impact on the field of architecture beyond building-centric technology and evidence-based design. Specifically, how advancements are changing ways in which we perceive value, with human efficiency and well-being taking precedence over resource performance. How might architects more effectively measure and act upon both quantitative and qualitative data with greater consideration for the effects on human performance? How might we respond to the increasing urgency within architectural education to adapt to meet industry demands?

              The symposium seeks to evaluate the current role and potential of technology, while interrogating the strategies by which it is being taught, in order to arrive at relevant modes of practice that are in tune with the disruptions that are now emerging.

              Speakers:

              Panel 1: Integration

              • Ben Gilmartin, DS+R
              • Forrest Meggers, Princeton
              • Ingeborg Rocker, Dassault Systèmes
              • Kevin Slavin, MIT Media Lab
              • Moderated by Mimi Hoang, Columbia GSAPP

              Panel 2: Computation

              • Anna Dyson, RPI
              • Kasper Guldager Jensen, 3XN
              • Jenny Sabin, Cornell
              • Moderated by David Benjamin, Columbia GSAPP

              Panel 3: Assembly

              • Jens Dyvik, Fellesverkstedet
              • Billie Faircloth, KieranTimberlake
              • Nick Gelpi, FIU
              • Vincent Loubière, Airbus ProtoSpace
              • Moderated by Silvia Prandelli, Columbia GSAPP

              Case Studies: Pedagogy

              • Kiel Moe, Harvard GSD
              • Craig Schwitter, Columbia GSAPP
              • Meejin Yoon, MIT
              • Moderated by Hilary Sample, Columbia GSAPP

              Closing Roundtable

              • Lise Anne Couture, Columbia GSAPP
              • Scott Marble, Georgia Tech
              • Hilary Sample, Columbia GSAPP
              • Michael Ulrich Hensel, AHO
              • Moderated by Craig Schwitter, Columbia GSAPP

              Contemporary Urban Design Education (2016)

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                The symposium brings together urban educators to discuss how new practices and research have changed urban design conventions and disciplinary assumptions. This is a discussion not only important to urban researchers, but all architects involved in the different scales of designing the built environment.

                While the term ‘urban design’ originates from a conference at the Harvard Graduate School of Design in 1956, this was not the first time that the urban was defined as a problem arising between planning and design. Ildefons Cerdà already recognised this a century earlier when coining the term ‘urbanisation’. Also, rather than considering urban design as an academic field with practical orientation that operates between architecture, landscape architecture and planning as an inter-, intra, multi- or cross-disciplinary practice, what if its value is not a management of differences, but the instrumentalisation of conflicts?

                The resurgence of urban design education and research is only partially explained by global urbanisation, or the failure of other design disciplines to make meaningful claims to ‘urbanism’. Contemporary urban research challenges the commonly held belief that the urban requires a homogenising intervention and process. The approach of unifying the urban through ideas of place-making, nostalgia for past public spaces, or the codification of ‘good’ urban form is no longer tenable. Instead, richer multi-scalar design research enquiries are emerging, which, for example, make a simultaneous consideration of domesticity, typology, morphology, infrastructure and territory possible. A particular strength of urban design hereby is a framing of abstract contexts such as policy, legal frameworks and planning through considerations of specific constituencies, urban plans, design frameworks, design proposals and physical implementation.

                The symposium seeks to clarify how teaching and research methodologies can have a relevance and impact on urban practices and design.

                Part 1:

                Welcome: (Sam Jacoby, AA Projective Cities)

                ‘Representative Cities’, Ingrid Schröder (Cambridge University)

                ‘Urban Design in China: Practice and Challenges’, Dr Fei Chen (University of Liverpool)

                ‘The New Urban Professional: Experiments in Pedagogy’, Prof Diego Ramírez-Lovering (Monash University)

                Round table discussion (chair Prof Peter Bishop, UCL)

                Part 2:

                ‘Propositions for Urban Design Research’, Dr Sam Jacoby (AA)

                ‘Architecture of Territory’, Prof Milica Topalovic (ETH)

                Part 3:

                Scales as Pedagogy’, Dr Adrian Lahoud (RCA)

                ‘Linking the Physical to the Social’, Prof Ricky Burdett (LSE)

                Round table discussion (chair Tarsha Finney, UTS)

                The Expanding Periphery and the Migrating Center (2015)

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                  The 2015 ACSA conference aims to simultaneously look outward toward the expanding periphery of architecture and inward toward its migrating center. The dual focus of this call for proposals seeks to examine the implications of architecture’s recently colonized frontiers while also bringing scrutiny to architecture’s core discipline, examining what remains essential within a mutable disciplinary terrain.

                  View all papers here: https://www.acsa-arch.org/proceeding/103rd-acsa-annual-meeting-proceedings-the-expanding-periphery-and-the-migrating-center/

                  Super Session 1: Possible Mediums (and Studios)

                  Kristy Balliet, The Ohio State University

                  Adam Fure, University of Michigan

                  Andrew Atwood, U. of California, Berkeley

                  Kelly Bair, U. of Illinois at Chicago Brennan Buck, Yale U.

                  Andrew Holder, U. of Michigan

                  Kyle Miller, Syracuse U.

                  The session gathers together a new generation of educators that have loosely organized themselves around the title ‘Possible Mediums.’ These young educators have been conducting a series of workshops and conferences in recent years not only developing challenging experiments in architectural production, but also reexamining the relationship of new tools to disciplinary histories. What are the new pedagogies implicit in their initial experiments?

                  Super Session 2: The Core Curriculum Tomorrow

                  David Ruy, Pratt Institute

                  Lola Sheppard, University of Waterloo

                  Lydia Kallipoliti, Syracuse U. Michael Osman, UCLA

                  Rhett Russo, NJIT

                  Clark Thenhaus, U. of Michigan

                  The session invites a selection of moderators, paper presenters, and project authors from the conference to have a speculative discussion about the state of the core curriculum today.

                  Super Session 3: Problems at the Periphery

                  David Ruy, Pratt Institute & Lola Sheppard, U. of Waterloo

                  John May, U. of Toronto

                  Caroline O’Donnell, Cornell U.

                  Maya Przybylski, U. of Waterloo

                  Matthew Soules, U. of British Columbia

                  Rob Stuart-Smith, Architectural Association School of Architecture

                  The session invites a group of conference participants to assess recent experiments at the periphery of that which can be called architecture. Why is it important for institutions to support these experiments? Does it remain necessary to distinguish these experiments from what’s understood as the core curriculum? If so, how should we understand the relationships between the centers and the peripheries? Can we point ahead to experiments that have not yet been conducted?

                   Keynote Lecture: Peter Eisenman

                  Grad Thesis Prep Symposium (2014)

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                    After Elena Manferdini explains the history and format of the symposium, six students present their thesis proposals: Taryn Bone, Scotty Zane Carroll, Mustafa Kustur, Hannah Pavlovich, Julian Ma, and Yu Li. To begin the panel discussion, Manferdini reviews some of the key ideas that have shaped thesis at SCI-Arc over the last eight years. Marcelyn Gow, Hernan Diaz Alonso, and Andrew Zago debate what is needed now to keep thesis at SCI-Arc relevant, the crucial transition from thesis research to design, and plausibility. They discuss contexts, including the organization of thesis at the ETH, the work of the Futurists as presented at the Guggenheim. They also discuss authenticity, tools and nostalgia. Diaz Alonso stresses the unique ability of SCI-Arc students to discover new coherences. Zago defends the usefulness of engaging with abject or outré ideas. Gow distinguishes sobriety—as represented by greyscale work—from seriousness.

                    3rd IAES: New Directions in Architecture Education (2013)

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                      About the Summit
                      ANCB The Metropolitan Laboratory, in collaboration with UCLA Architecture and Urban Design, Los Angeles and IE School of Architecture, Madrid, presents the 3rd International Architectural Education Summit (IAES) – New Directions in Architecture Education, taking place from 13 – 14 September 2013 in Berlin. The summit brings together internationally respected architects, educators and scholars from leading schools of architecture and other institutions that inform teaching in this field to consider the interdisciplinary possibilities for
                      architecture education.

                      The Focus of the 2013 Summit
                      Today, the creative process in architecture requires an understanding and conceptualising of ongoing interdisciplinary challenges. In response, this 3rd IAES will look at the interdisciplinary possibilities for architecture education including approaches from outside mainstream architecture education and by broadening the understanding of interdisciplinarity.

                      Panel 1: The role of alternative architecture education platforms
                      Limited by their institutional structures most universities are not able to react in their curriculum or with their teaching methods to acute architectural, social and environmental demands. This is one of the reasons why an increasing number of alternative education platforms all over the world emerge. All of these platforms take up a position, which includes the non-traditional, the non-conventional, or the non-standardized in contrast to traditional architecture schools. With their creative energy, participants of theses platforms, students and tutors, assemble, edit and produce knowledge, which is related to observations beyond pure architecture knowledge. This panel aims at introducing, comparing, and discussing the meaning of alternative architecture education platforms
                      between the political, the economic, and the cultural spheres of society for today and tomorrow.

                      • What is the role of alternative architecture education platforms in relation to the traditional academic world?
                      • What is the responsibility of alternative architecture education platforms towards society?
                      • What is the role of alternative architecture education platforms in the student’s curriculum?

                      Panel 2: Interdisciplinary strategies in architecture education
                      Qualitative factors, which influence the value of urban environments, become more and more complex. Social, political, economical and environmental demands challenge the architect to rethink traditional strategies of organising and producing architecture and urban space. Therefore architecture education needs to comprise new teaching methodologies, which broaden the understanding of interdisciplinarity in general and prepare the architect for an interdisciplinary design process. This panel aims at discussing values, goals and organisations of current interdisciplinary strategies, both in architecture education and in professional design processes.

                      • What are the goals and potentials of interdisciplinary strategies?
                      • How are interdisciplinary strategies organised?
                      • How do innovative interdisciplinary strategies lead to better architecture and urban environments?

                      Panel 3: Collaboration between architecture education and non-academic partners
                      Research and design strategies in architecture education need to oscillate between pure theoretical approaches and different ways of relating them to practice. Today there are numerous examples of how architecture education platforms provide a rich condition to enter the real world. These platforms usually collaborate with municipalities, civil society, governance and industry to share, question, and answer actual demands and expectations by young architects and non-academic partners. This panel discusses these described issues by initially investigating specific collaborative strategies and real-life examples in respect to new models comprising educational methods and non-academic processes.

                      • How can architecture education prepare for collaboration with non-academic partners such as governments and industry?
                      • How can architecture education in itself create a collaborative condition with non-academic partners?
                      • How can we establish a continuous communication to share and evaluate demands and
                        expectations?
                      • How can architecture education act as an open-source platform, in this respect?

                      Welcome and Introduction

                      • Hans-Jürgen Commerell, Director, ANCB The Metropolitan Laboratory, Berlin
                      • Hitoshi Abe, IAES General Coordinator, University of California Los Angeles
                      • Martha Thorne, IAES General Coordinator, IE School of Architecture, Madrid
                      • Dietmar Leyk, Research Director, ANCB The Metropolitan Laboratory, Berlin

                      Ten by Ten: Master Positions Part 1
                      To open up a wide range of possibilities, the master positions introduce a variety of visionary statements about the future education of the architect by international protagonists and respected figures from the academic field, whose contributions will ensure an expansive, controversial and multi-layered dialogue.

                      On Judgement

                      • Sarah M. Whiting, Dean and William Ward Watkin Professor, Rice School of
                        Architecture, Rice University, Houston

                      Architecture Workroom

                      • Joachim Declerck, Founder and Programme Director, Architecture Workroom,
                        Brussels

                      From Professions to Communities of Practice

                      • Neelkanth Chhaya, Dean, Faculty of Architecture, Centre for Environmental
                        Planning and Technology University, Ahmedabad

                      Towards a Radical Pedagogy

                      • Beatriz Colomina, Director of Graduate Studies, PhD Programme, School of
                        Architecture, Princeton University, New Jersey

                      The New Normal

                      • Winka Dubbeldam, Chair and Professor of Architecture, University of
                        Pennsylvania School of Design, Philadelphia

                      Interdisciplinary Niches and Links

                      • Mathias Klotz, Dean of the Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design,
                        Universidad Diego Portales, Santiago de Chile

                      Ten by Ten: Master Positions Part 2

                      Towards a Critical Spatial Practice

                      • Nikolaus Hirsch, Director, Städelschule, Frankfurt

                      Encountering People

                      • Yoshiharu Tsukamoto, Associate Professor, Department of Architecture and
                        Building Engineering, Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo

                      Soft Matters. New Elements of Architecture

                      • Wolfgang Schäffner, Chair of the History of Knowledge and Culture,
                        Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Berlin

                      The Model of No Model

                      • Eric Owen Moss, Director, Southern California Institute of Architecture; Eric
                        Owen Moss Architects, Los Angeles

                      Sustainable Architectural Education

                      • Matthias Böttger, Founder and Director, raumtaktik – office from a better
                        future, Berlin

                      Panel 1: The Role of Alternative Architecture Education Platforms

                      Moderator: Lukas Feireiss, Visiting Professor at space&designstrategies,
                      University of Art and Design, Linz

                      MARCH

                      • Speaker: Eugene Asse, Founder, MARCH, Moscow

                      Critical Engagement in South African Architecture as a Means Beyond
                      Redevelopment

                      • Speaker: Jhono Bennett, Co-Founder, 1:1 – Agency of Engagement,
                        Johannesburg

                      Shaking Up Alberti

                      • Speaker: Tatjana Schneider, Co-Author and Researcher, Spatial Agency;
                        Senior Lecturer, The University of Sheffield, Sheffield
                      • Respondent: Mark Wigley, Dean, The Graduate School of Architecture,
                        Planning and Preservation (GSAPP), Columbia University, New York

                      Panel 2: Interdisciplinary Strategies in Architecture Education

                      Moderator: Martha Thorne, IAES General Coordinator, IE School of Architecture, Madrid

                      The Will to Collaborate

                      • Speaker: Hubert Klumpner, Co-Director of Brillembourg & Klumpner
                        Chair of Architecture and Urban Design and Dean of the Department of
                        Architecture, ETH Zurich, Zurich

                      Exploring Links Between the Arts and Cognitive Sciences

                      • Speaker: Elena Agudio, Artistic Director, AoN_Platform for Art and
                        Neuroscience, Berlin

                      Building Design 2020

                      • Speaker: Chris Luebkeman, Director for Global Foresight and Innovation,
                        Arup, London/San Francisco
                      • Respondent: Marcos Cruz, Director, The Bartlett School of Architecture,
                        University College London, London

                      Panel 3: Collaboration Between Architecture Education and Non-Academic Partners

                      Moderator: Henk Ovink, Senior Advisor to the Secretary, Hurricane Sandy
                      Rebuilding Task Force, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development,
                      Washington DC

                      Houseboat to Energy Efficient Residences

                      • Speaker: Michael Speaks, Dean of the School of Architecture, Syracuse
                        University, Syracuse

                      Social Design _ Arts as Urban Innovation

                      • Speaker: Anton Falkeis, Head of Department Social Design, University of
                        Applied Arts, Vienna

                      Medellin’s City Process

                      • Speaker: Alejandro Restrepo-Montoya, Professor, Faculty of Architecture,
                        Pontificia University Bolivariana, Medellín
                      • Respondent: Xu Weiguo, Professor, School of Architecture, Tsinghua
                        University, Beijing

                      Summary and Concluding Discussion: Challenges for the Future

                      Panel 1:  Lukas Feireiss, Visiting Professor at space&designstrategies, University of
                      Art and Design, Linz
                      Panel 2: Martha Thorne, IAES General Coordinator, IE School of Architecture, Madrid
                      Panel 3: Henk Ovink, Senior Advisor to the Secretary, Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding
                      Task Force, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Washington DC

                      Concluding Podium Discussion

                      • Moderator: Michael Mönninger, Professor of History and Theory of the Art of Building and Space, Braunschweig University of Art, Braunschweig
                      • Panellist: Hitoshi Abe, IAES General Coordinator, University of California Los Angeles
                      • Panellist: Dietmar Leyk, Research Director, ANCB The Metropolitan Laboratory, Berlin
                      • Panellist: Christoph Gengnagel, Professor of Structural Design and Technology, University of the Arts, Berlin
                      • Panellist: Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen, Professor and Head of Centre for Information Technology and Architecture (CITA), Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen
                      • Panellist: Winy Maas, Founder and Director, The Why Factory, Delft University of Technology, Delft