Filippo Cattapan, one of the ESRs in the TACK network, is organising together with EPFL and the Istituto Svizzero di Roma a summer school from July 18th to July 25th 2021 entitled “Promenades dans Rome: Assembly Practices between Visions, Ruins and Reconstructions”
On May 27th 2021 at 7:00pm (CEST), Tim Anstey, academic partner of the TACK research project, will be launching the international exhibition “Warburg Models” during the online Director’s seminar at the Warburg Institute. The exhibition will be open live at Blaker gamle meieri, Norway, from May 29th to June 15th 2021.
Paula Strunden, one of the ESRs in the TACK network, is organising two virtual reality events in the forthcoming weeks. On 31 May 2021, Paula will give a lecture entitled ‘Beyond Virtual Reality – Designing for the multi-sensory mind’ at the Social Design Class at Angewandte, and from August 2nd to August 8th, 2021, Paula will be teaching a virtual reality summer school for ten high school students, which will explore the role of kinesthetics in virtual reality at STORE STORE Rotterdam.
The second round of the TACK Talks entitled “How to? A guide through knowing” took place online between 11 March 2021 and 08 April 2021. Three ESRs have written brief reports on the talks.
Two of our TACK members have produced books that will certainly be of interest to the TACK network:
Throughout their doctoral training, nine of the ten early stage researchers (ESR) involved in the TACK network will spend a total of ten months performing two part-time secondments. The first one of these, which, for most TACK ESRs started a few months or weeks ago, is the ‘practice-based secondment’. During these practice-based secondments, the ESRs are based at the premises of the architectural offices involved in the network. Here, we share a few impressions written by those who have already embarked on their practice-based secondment:
On 16th and 17th October 2020, the Mid-term Check Meeting for the TACK project took place in the digital space due to the ongoing pandemic. EU-Project Officer Eleni Deligianni, responsible for TACK at the Research Executive Agency (REA), joined the network for two consecutive days, to engage in a constructive dialogue with the network participants about the project’s milestones, fellows and challenges to date.
Jhono Bennett, ESR at UCL, gives us an insight about his award:
“The South African Mail & Guardian is a multi-award winning digital and print publication that focusses on political analysis, investigative reporting, Southern African news, local arts, music and popular culture. Each year the editorial board selects 200 Young South Africans (under 35) who they consider to be the most influential leaders in their sector for that year.
The project is officially launched with a kick-off meeting at ETH Zürich on 26/27th September 2020, attended by all academic partners. This month, also the Consortium Agreement is signed by all partners and the draft website goes live on 23rd September.
The call for PhD candidates is launched on 8th October 2020 through various platform, including EAHN, SAH, AHRA, and EURAXESS. Later this month a web-developer is commissioned to build the official TACK website, and Korinna Weber joins the TACK team as project manager.
Hamish Lonergan the doctoral student working with Tom Avermaete and Janina Gosseye on the TACK project in Zurich, has written a brief reflection on the Talks:
“What sort of tacit knowledge can we glean on Zoom, when so much architectural literature on the tacit insists on prolonged physical interaction? The answer is a great deal, going by the first series of TACK Talks. Across 9 online lectures, 9 practices, 14 designers, 10 ESR respondents, 3 moderators and a weekly audience of between 85 and an astonishing 535 viewers, the TACK network joined together to tackle a deceptively simple question: ‘how do we know?’. Their responses reveal the breadth of experience and depth of reflective thinking in the network, already establishing key themes in how we conceive tacit knowledge.