Remote Teaching Workshops

The EAAE Education Academy launches a new series of three workshops focused on architectural design remote teaching issues.

WS 1. 05.02.20 Remote entry: First year experience

(Moderator Michela Barosio)

WS 2. 05.03.20 Working alone, together: Organizing Group work

(Moderator Mia Roth-Čerina)

WS 3. 02.04.20 Judging from a distance: Final Jury and assessment

(Moderator Patrick Flynn)

WS 1. Remote entry

To meet architectural design for the first time through a screen might be scary and fascinating at the same time. Teaching relationship to space and perception while not sharing the same room seems paradoxical, but many teaching experiences set up in an emergency situation have been successful. Among those experiences, teaching first year students presents some extra difficulties as they have never physically experienced the design process, the human relationship between students and teachers has not been set yet, the representation techniques are not already acquired and the team working netwoks are not yet established. Furthermore, any field work or site survey have to be avoided and therefore the physical experience of a project or site is impossible. How can teachers overcome these obstacles and even transform them into opportunities? Which pedagogical approach, teaching techniques and digital skills can make teaching architectural design remotely more than a diminished version of presence teaching, but an augmented teaching experience?

Call for trigger presentations and papers

We are looking for trigger case studies – examples of good practice from within architectural education, in which the author takes a position. The workshop will be framed around a limited but thought-provoking selection of such triggering contributions. 

Educators (and) architects are invited to send a proposal for a short presentation (15’) to trigger the discussion. To take part in the first workshop, send an abstract of 250 words (max) and any graphic material to before Wednesday January 13th, 2021. Selections will be communicated on Wednesday January 20th, 2021.

Invitation for participation

Unlike many other academic conferences and seminars, the EAAE EA workshops do not consist of paper presentations only. The workshops operate through working sessions based upon intensive debate among all participants in smaller groups. Therefore, we need more voices and thoughts than paper presentations. The Education Academy aims to be a platform and think-tank where concerns and best-practices all across Europe can be shared. We thus invite each architectural educator within the community of the EAAE to join the workshop and participate in the debate, also without submitting an abstract. 

The outcome of the workshop

After the workshop, selected speakers will be asked to formalize their presentation in a paper of maximum of 4 pages including images, taking into consideration the workshop debate.

The collected contributions will be published online through p.EA – the Platform of the Education Academy, and the collected papers as an e-book of the EAAE.

Organizing and scientific team

Johan De Walsche (EA main coordinator – University of Antwerp)

Michela Barosio (Politecnico di Torino)

Patrick Flynn (TU Dublin)

Mia Roth-Čerina (University of Zagreb)