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ASAE - Annual Symposium for Architecture and Education


ASAE09: Communicating Architecture

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Utbildningsnämnden för Arkitektur 03-05 har initierat ett symposium, Annual Symposium for Architecture and Education, ASAE, som programledningen för Arkitektur driver vidare.

Syftet med ASAE är att diskutera arkitektens roll i förhållande till internationella och nationella frågeställningar kring arkitektur och arkitektutbildning. På detta sätt hoppas programmet kunna lyfta fram nya förutsättningar för utbildningens utveckling samtidigt som vi förstärker samarbetet med andra arkitektskolor. Målet med mötena är att presentera, jämföra och analysera olika arkitektutbildningar för att på detta sätt kunna finna nya idéer och ge nya impulser för utbildningen och dess relation till de förändringar som arkitektyrket står inför. 

Symposiet är öppet för alla; lärare, studenter, övriga verksamma i eller i närheten av arkitekturundervisning, eller allmänt intresserade. Symposiet samordnas även med kursen AFO265, Internationell Workshop 2, för årskurs 3 samt med kursen ABF134, Föreläsningar i arkitektur, för årskurs 1 och 2.


About ASAE

ASAE is a two-day seminar at the School of Architecture, Lund University, which
celebrates the beginning of the academic year. The aim is to keep an annual ongoing discussion about international education programs and architectural education strategies. ASAE promotes encounters between different schools of architecture in Europe, America and other countries, taking into consideration the objectives of the School of Architecture in Lund: Architectural Design, Experiment and Construction.

The first ASAE was held in the fall of 2003, and has since then become an ongoing autumn semester event at Lund University.

ASAE08 – The Positive School of Architecture

The discussion of the ASAE08 focused on how architectural education, through the different conditions of the schools represented, could be performed in a positive environment. Different strategies of openness, accessibility, collaboration and quality are to be taken into consideration to further develop the systems of architectural education.

ASAE07 – Creative Research

The symposium of 2007 focused on architectural research based on practical experiments. The aim of the symposium was to conceptualise the need of practically oriented research appropriate to the current market conditions and to the climate of knowledge, as it presently exists, considering digital techniques as the essential tools for design.

ASAE06 – Architects of Clarity

With the subtitle “Definitive Architecture – Articulated with Clarity”, the symposium discussed the architect’s role as a leader of an office or a teacher for young future architects. The subject provided many different outcomes that on one hand gave a fantastic voyage for the listeners but on the other hand made it very difficult to conclude.

ASAE05 – Architecture Education vs. Practice

The topic for ASAE05 was “Contemporary architectural academic and practice based discourse vs. the need for updated educational strategies”. The need of Swedish architectural education to evolve towards the Bologna model, as well as questions of how we can create an academic environment that adjusts itself after changing demands and methods where the most discussed themes during the symposium.

ASAE04 – Architectural Investigation

The theme of 2004’s ASAE was the concept of Architectural Investigation as a shared platform between the education and the profession. The profession offers the focus and determination that help the schools transform their experiments into the realizable, and the education proposes working methods that open for new ideas. Yet – it is often a difficult task to enhance these kinds of open investigations into built architecture. The qualities of the vibrant conceptual models are often lost when translated into build-able blueprints.

ASAE03 - Experiment & Excellence

The symposium discussed two main concepts in the architecture education: “Experiment & Excellence” as a common ground for the overall topic of the different architecture schools education program.

The different topics discussed throughout each year’s ASAE have every year been taken into account for changes in our curriculum at the School of Architecture in Lund.

Guest Professors and Practicing Architects at ASAE since 2003 are:

Professor Emeritus and practicing architect Sir Peter Cook, London. Professors & practicing architects Marcos Cruz & Marjan Colletti, the Bartlett and marcosandmarjan, London. Practicing architect John Cramer, Tower 151, Zagreb. Professor and practicing architect Odile Decq, Odile Decq Benoit Cornette Architectes Urbanistes, Dean of “Ecole Spéciale”, Paris. Professor and practicing architect Hernan Diaz Alonso, Xefirotarch and SCI-Arc, LA and Columbia University, NY. Professor Ellen Dunham-Jones, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta. Professor Halina Dunin, School of Architecture, Oslo. Professor and practicing architect Kathryn Findlay, Ushida/Findlay, Tokyo and University of Dundee, UK. Professor and practicing architect David Garcia, Danish Royal Academy of Fine Arts and David Garcia Studio, Copenhagen. Professor and practicing architect Itsuko Hasegawa, Itsuko Hasegawa Atelier, Tokyo. Professor and practicing architect Christine Hawley, Dean of Bartlett School of Architecture, London. Professor and practicing architect Thomas Hellquist, School of Architecture, Lund. Professor Simon Herron, the Bartlett School of Architecture, London. “Arkitektur” Magazine Editor and architect Olof Hultin, Stockholm. Professor and practicing architect Helle Juul,  Juul & Frost Architect Office, Copenhagen. Professor and practicing architect Sulan Kolatan, KOL/MAC LLC, NY. Practicing architect Gunilla Kronvall, Town planning Office, Malmö. Professor Lars Lerup, Dean of Rice School of Architecture, Houston. Professor and practicing architect CJ Lim, The Bartlett and Studio 8 Architects, London. Professor and practicing architect Morten Lund, Copenhagen. Professor and practicing architect Christer Malmström, Malmström & Edström, Gothenburg and LTH, Lund. Professor and practicing architect William Mac Donald, KOL/MAC LLC and Graduate Chair of Pratt Institute, NY. Professor Marcos Novak, UCSB, University of California, St.Barbara. Professor and practicing architect Ricardo de Ostos, the AA and NaJa & deOstos, London. Professor and practicing architect Florencia Pita, Fpmod and SCI-Arc, LA. Professor and practicing architect Hani Rashid, Asymptote, NY. Landscape architect Tina Sarap, Alnarp. Professor Brett Steele, Director of the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London. Practicing architect Mette Thomsen, Research Center Director, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen. Professor and practicing architect Svein Tønsager, Aarhus School of Architecture, Denmark. Practicing architect Eva Wang, Architect Studio, Shanghai. Professor and practicing architect Gert Wingårdh, Wingårdhs, Gothenburg. Professor and practicing architect Bijan Youssefzadeh, University of Arlington and Metropolis Architects, Arlington, Texas.