October 30, 2019 - Nottingham Contemporary - Architectures of Education
e-flux Architecture
October 30, 2019
October 30, 2019

Nottingham Contemporary

Nottinghamshire Consortium of Local Authorities Special Programme (CLASP) infants school at the Milan Triennale, 1960.

Architectures of Education
Conference and Workshops
November 8–9, 2019


Architectures of Education is a three-day programme with presentations, workshops, keynotes and screening seeking to reflect on cultures and architectures of education today, and speculate about what futures may lay on the horizons of knowledge production. The event brings together some of the brightest thinkers and practitioners investigating the relationship between architecture and cultures of education today. 

Throughout the twentieth and into the twenty-first century, as pedagogical ideals change, so have their architectural form. The spatial organisation of learning is a field of design that includes the positioning of bodies, the texture and colour of surfaces, the proportionality of objects, curricula and programmatic offerings, time scheduling, and beyond. Similarly, learning can be seen as a subject of design, as the process of surplus education unfolds outside the classroom. With the advancement not just of new learning models but new learning technologies, the classroom and education of tomorrow may not look like how it did today.

Speakers include: Ramon Amaro, Sarah Amsler, Kehinde Andrews, Aoife Donnelly and Kristin Trommler, Tom Holert, Anna-Maria Meister, Nelly Y. Pinkrah, Irit Rogoff, ruangrupa (farid rakun), Ho Rui An, Ana Souto, Ola Uduku, Mary Vaughan Johnson, among others.

The conference is complemented by an online issue with contributions that draw from and expand upon the conference, crossposted on e-flux architecture and The Contemporary Journal, in collaboration with Kingston University.

Architectures of Education is a collaboration between Nottingham Contemporary, Nottingham Trent University, University of Nottingham, Kingston University and e-flux Architecture.

Friday, November 8
2–8.30pm - Learning Structures 

2–3:30pm - Tom Holert and Anna-Maria Meister
3:30–5pm - Aoife Donnelly & Kristin Trommler and ruangrupa (farid rakun)
6:30–8.30pm - Keynote: Irit Rogoff                                           

Saturday, November 9
12–7pm - Education Otherwise

12–1:30pm - Kehinde Andrews and Ola Uduku 
2:30–3:45pm - Ramon Amaro and Nelly Y. Pinkrah
3:45–4:45pm - Ho Rui An
5–7pm - Keynote: Mary Vaughan Johnson

For a detailed programme and full list of participants visit nottinghamcontemporary.org 

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