The Anthropocene has in recent years become a field of reflexive intersection in which human activity and practices are being renegotiated. Architecture is one of the material fields that has a radical impact on the environment. This should lead the discipline to a radical rethinking not only with respect to its forms and materials but to the way it defines its pedagogical tasks. The workshop is an invitation to reflect together on the pedagogical capacities of architecture in practices of reflexivity, design, and building.
Contributors: Jane Rendell, Polly Gould, Peg Rawes, Jennifer Raum, Susanne Hauser, Philippa Nyakato Tumubweinee, Edward Denison, Riccardo Palma, Carlo RavagnatI, John Palmesino, Andrea Rossi, John Cook, Ben Pollock and Laura Nica.

The event is curated by Lidia Gasperoni of fieldstations. The association promotes research about the Anthropocene – the new geological age in which human activity has become one of the most dominant influences upon the transformational processes of the earth. The workshop, in cooperation with the Department of Architectural Theory at the Institute for Architecture at the TU Berlin, is part of the DAZ series “We need to talk!”.

Registration is requested by 5.7.2021 to Lidia Gasperoni:

9.30 Introduction

10.15-11.45 Site-Writing, Life Stories and Narratives
– Jane Rendell and Polly GoULD: Site-Writing as Transformational Pedagogy
– Peg Rawes: Life Stories – ‘Living with’ the Climate Emergency
– Jennifer Raum: Narratives. The Utopian as Design Method

12.00-13.30 Environmental Models and Forms
– Susanne Hauser: Environmental Models
– Philippa Nyakato Tumubweinee and Edward Denison: Decentering Heritage in the Anthropocene
– Riccardo Palma and Carlo Ravagnati: What Teaching in the Architectocene?

14.15-15.45 Territorial Matters and Interfaces
– John Palmesino: Territorial Agency
– John Cook, Ben Pollock & Laura Nica (Design Studio 18): Air, Architecture + Other Climates
– Andrea Rossi: Through the Interface

15.45-16.30 Concluding Discussion: Future Trajectories