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Map of Mobility – A visualisation of research movement

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[Gennaro Postiglione initiated the idea of a “TACK Map” and shares with us his thoughts on the produced map.]

The decision to produce a TACK Map of ESRs’ mobility was taken with a twofold ambition. First, to visualise their movements across Europe and beyond as they engage in research, field work, conferences and lectures, and second, to demonstrate how their individual activities are strongly connected to each other. The map clearly shows how the paths of the different TACK ESRs continuously intertwine, thus providing evidence of the efforts of the TACK Consortium to foster a community of researchers as a foundational element for investigating “Communities of Tacit Knowledge in Architecture”. The activity of the TACK ESRs’, as the map shows, illustrates how the ambitions of the project so far have been achieved, with a richness of connections and cross-overs going far beyond what was initially imagined, or even deemed possible given the restrictions imposed at the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic. The map also records the creation of more individual circles of knowledge per ESR, resulting from their intense engagement in research and dissemination activities. Thus, TACK is expanding its Community of Knowledge and building a future research network. Last but not least, the map also shows some ‘blind spots’. Some countries in Europe that have traditionally had a strong influence on architecture history theory and design, such as France, Spain and Portugal have been left out. Perhaps during the last year of the project, we could pay closer attention to opportunities arising in these areas, to further expand our Community of Knowledge.

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Paula Strunden’s Multisensory Interfaces

Paula Strunden, one of the ESRs in the TACK network, will present her work at Archizoom, Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), in the exhibition “Database, Network, Interface: The Architecture of Information”, which will open from September 27th until December 7th. On the occasion of the exhibition, Paula Strunden will give a lecture on November 8th where she will present VR’s potential beyond its visual territory and explains how it could be used to explore the multimodal and syn-aesthetic nature of spatial experiences.

For more information about the exhibition: https://memento.epfl.ch/event/exhibition-database-network-interface-the-architec/

For more information about the lecture: https://memento.epfl.ch/event/paula-strunden-multisensory-interfaces/