Architectures of Education

  • Rito, C. (Organising Committee)
  • Farid Rakun (Speaker)
  • Tom Holert (Speaker)
  • Anna-Maria Meister (Speaker)
  • Aoife Donnelly (Speaker)
  • Kristin Trommler (Speaker)
  • Irit Rogoff (Speaker)
  • Kehinde Andrews (Speaker)
  • Ola Uduku (Speaker)
  • Ramon Amaro (Speaker)
  • Ruin An Ho (Speaker)
  • Mary Vaughan Johnson (Speaker)
  • Sarah Amsler (Speaker)
  • Nick Axel (Organising Committee)
  • Bill Balaskas (Organising Committee)
  • Nikolaus Hirsch (Organising Committee)
  • Sofia Lemos (Organising Committee)

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    International Conference co-curated by Dr Carolina Rito. Dr Rito has been instrumental in devising the conceptual framework of the conference, inviting speakers, convening the event and moderating the keynote speaker with Prof. Irit Rogoff (Goldsmiths University of London).

    Architectures of Education is a two-day programme with presentations, screenings, keynotes and workshops seeking to reflect on cultures and architectures of education today, and speculate about what futures may lay on the horizons of knowledge production.

    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, programmatic offerings, time scheduling, and beyond. Similarly, learning can be seen as a subject of design, as the process of crafting of minds and characters. 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.

    The event brings together some of the brightest thinkers and practitioners investigating the relationship between architecture and cultures of education today. The conference is complemented by an online issue with contributions from the speakers, crossposted on e-flux Architecture and The Contemporary Journal, the digital strand of the Public Programmes and Research at Nottingham Contemporary.

    Participants include: Ramon Amaro, Sarah Amsler, Kehinde Andrews, Aoife Donnelly and Kristin Trommler, Tom Holert, Anna-Maria Meister, Irit Rogoff, ruangrupa (farid rakun), Ho Rui An, Ola Uduku and Mary Vaughan Johnson.
    Period7 Nov 20199 Nov 2019
    Event typeConference
    LocationNottingham, United KingdomShow on map
    Degree of RecognitionInternational


    • architecture
    • design
    • education
    • pedagogy
    • critical pedagogies
    • radical pedagogies
    • alternative education
    • research
    • curating
    • curatorial

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Visual Arts and Performing Arts
    • Architecture
    • Philosophy