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Second Foundational Course Session

The second TACK foundational course session is foreseen to take place at the Bergische Universität Wuppertal and the Built Environment. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the meeting is postponed to summer. The training axis will be kicked off in an online event on 9 February 2021.

This module focuses on how the tacit dimension of design practice generates a particular kind of knowledge that cannot be obtained through other methods of knowledge production. Certain aspects of the built environment, such as those relating to artistic and perceptual dimensions, but also those relating to everyday and informal use, seem to be addressed more adequately by tacit methods of transmitting knowledge. Through concrete case studies –architectural projects or architectural practices— the ESRs will learn about the heuristic capacities, as well as limitations, of
tacit knowledge.

Programme Initiation meeting 9 February 2021 (online)

10.00 introducing Probing Tacit Knowledge, Christoph Grafe (BUW)
10.15 Probing Practices
Gaia Caramellino/Gennaro Postiglione (Polimi), Christoph Grafe (BUW), Angelika Schnell/ Eva Sommeregger (ABKW)
12.30 ESR discussions (Part 1)
Probing communities of practice
4 short statements
13.30 Lunch break
14.00 ESR discussions (Part 2)
Probing communities of practice
6 short statements
15.40 Presentation of a reader + collective bibliography by the ESRs
16.00 Supervisory board – Executive Committee
17.30 Conclusion

The general program can be downloaded here:

Programme Initiation meeting

The reader can be downloaded here:

Readings for Module 2