“Teaching architecture. Two schools in dialogue” seminar between Milan and Madrid’s Schools of Architecture

Politecnico di Milano will be hosting an international seminar in which both institutions will be present, leading a debate aimed to compare and contrast different approaches in the education of young architects today. The event is sponsored by BigMat International Architecture Award, among others.

 

"Teaching architecture. Two schools in dialogue" seminar participants.

“Teaching architecture. Two schools in dialogue” seminar participants.

 

The seminar, which will take place next day November 23rd at Politecnico di Milano, intends to build the first act of a series of bilateral meetings aimed at fueling an effective dialogue among highly regarded Schools of Architecture. In order to attend this congress it is necessary to sign up at the institution’s website, clicking here. You can also follow the events through its Instagram account insegnarelarchitettura.

This event has been organized thanks to the sponsorship of BigMat International Architecture Award. Internationally renowned teachers and professors from both Universities will participate in the event, among which will be Alberto Campo Baeza and Emilio Tuñón, both of which have been awarded with the BigMat Architecture Award’s Grand Prize and Spanish National Prize, respectively.


 

Practical information

“Teaching architecture. Two schools in dialogue”
November 23rd, 2018 09:30
Aula De Donato. Politecnico Di Milano
Piazza Leonardo Da Vinci 32, Edificio 3, Milano
Italy

Reservation required available at Politecnico’s webpage
Instagram @insegnarelarchitettura

 


Is it possible to teach how to design? What stands at the core of the paradigm that encompasses the theoretical, applicative and experiential spheres of the architectural discipline? The conference is an opportunity of dialogue between two brilliant institutions within the European context, both characterized by a polytechnic background: the Scuola diArchitettura Urbanistica Ingengeria delle Costruzioni of Politecnico di Milano (AUIC) and the Escuela Ténica Superior de Arquitectura dell’Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (ETSAM). Such a dialogue is an occasion to transmit a design culture aimed at triggering a debate and active discussion on the tools and methods of teaching architecture.

 

Pilar Vettori and Emilio Faroldi teaching lesson.

Pilar Vettori and Emilio Faroldi teaching lesson.

 

The architect’s training calls for a deep and radical reflection on the foundations of educational programs, as well as on how updated the current teaching models and learning tools are for the profession of the architect, intended as both a social actor and an intellectual-technical figure.

 

Manuel Blanco and Jesús Donaire teaching at ETSAM.

Manuel Blanco and Jesús Donaire teaching at ETSAM.

 

Schools of Architecture, as places where – as said by Kahn – the student’s attention is brought to what is exchanged and its utility in the process of learning, experimentation and testing of the most advanced techniques and tools in the field, must necessarily make a critical comparison of their cultural and didactic program with the prospect of expanding their horizons and fostering international exchange.

 

ETSAM final-crit event.

ETSAM final-crit event.

Alberto Campo Baeza teaching lesson.

Alberto Campo Baeza teaching lesson.

 

The School, a place where knowledge is both produced and transformed, aims at training competent graduates in the terms of conception, design and management of architecture, capable of handling the complexity of the design process, which encapsulates a wide range of competences.

 

Pilar Vettori and Emilio Faroldi, scientific leaders of the congress.

Pilar Vettori and Emilio Faroldi, scientific leaders of the congress.

 

The outcomes of the Polytechnic approach to education are recognizable and specific pursuits, which should be at the same time complementary and synergic, in the light of a professional market in constant evolution, which requires skills and tools that help enable networking, flexibility and dealing with change in the contemporary world.

 

"Teaching architecture. Two schools in dialogue" poster.

“Teaching architecture. Two schools in dialogue” poster.

 

The conference is an opportunity of dialogue between two brilliant institutions within the European context, both characterized by a polytechnic background: the Scuola di Architettura Urbanistica e Ingengeria delle Costruzioni of Politecnico di Milano (AUIC) and the Escuela Ténica Superior de Arquitectura dell’Universidad Politécnica de Madrid (ETSAM). Such a dialogue is an occasion to transmit a design culture aimed at triggering a debate and active discussion on the tools and methods of teaching architecture.


 

PROGRAMME “Teaching architecture. Two schools in dialogue”


09:30
Milano e il Politecnico

Ferruccio Resta
Rettore del Politecnico di Milano
Insegnare l’architettura
Emilio Faroldi
Prorettore delegato del Politecnico di Milano

10:45
Per una sapienza architettonica
Alberto Campo Baeza
Profesor Emerito, Catedrático de Proyectos Arquitectónicos
ETSAM
11:25
Dialogo sull’insegnamento dell’architettura nelle Scuole Politecniche di Milano e Madrid

Ilaria Valente
Preside della Scuola AUIC
del Politecnico di Milano

Manuel Blanco Lage
Director della ETSAM
della Universidad Politecnica di Madrid

11.40
Giudicare o comprendere?
Federico Bucci
Prorettore del Polo Territoriale di Mantova del Politecnico di Milano
Docente di Storia dell’Architettura, Scuola AUIC

12.00
Insegnare ciò che si conosce
Ignacio Vicens y Hualde
Catedrático de Proyectos Arquitectónicos, ETSAM
Visiting professor al Politecnico di Milano

12.20
Progettare la costruzione
Maria Pilar Vettori
Docente di Tecnologia dell’Architettura Scuola AUIC

12.40
Costruire con la ragione e i sensi
Jesús Aparicio Guisado
Catedrático de Proyectos ArquitectónicosETSAM

14.30
Fail, Fail Again, Fail Better

Cino Zucchi
Docente di Composizione Architettonica e Urbana
Scuola AUIC
14.50
Do not Fail
Emilio Tuñon Álvarez
Catedrático de Proyectos ArquitectónicosETSAM

15.10
Commentario
Jesús Donaire Garcia de Mora
Profesor de Proyectos Arquitectónicos
Visiting professor al Politecnico di Milano

Dialogo con
Andrea Campioli
Coordinatore del Corso di Studio in Progettazione dell’Architettura
Scuola AUIC
Francesca Bonfante
Coordinatore del Corso di Studio in Architettura e Disegno Urbano
Scuola AUIC
Alessandro Rocca
Referente per le Doppie Lauree del Corso di Studio in
Architettura – Ambiente Costruito – Interni, Scuola AUIC

16.00
Dibattito
Docenti e studenti a confronto

17.00
Conclusioni


 

Sponsored by:

BigMat. International Architecture Award
Dipartimento di Architettura, Ingegneria delle Costruzioni e Ambente Costruito (ABC), Politecnico di Milano
Dipartimento di Architettura e Studi Urbani (DASTU), Politecnico di Milano
European Association for Architectural Education
Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
Instituto Cervantes Milàn
Jacobs®
Lettera 22
Scuola di Dottorato, Politecnico di Milano
Scuola di Architettura Urbanistica Ingegneria delle costruzioni Politecnico di Milano