The TACK Network has been very active in 2021! Many publications have been created by our Early Stage Researches which look deeply into several aspects of Tacit Knowledge in Architecture. You can find a detailed overview with links to the publications below.
On the weekend of the 20th and 21th November five ESRs of the TACK Network organised a private trip to the finissage of the Biennale in Venice. We have gathered some of their reflections and impressions.
The second Foundational meeting of the TACK research network took place from October 12th to 16th in Wuppertal. The program of the week was organized by Christoph Grafe together with the team of the agt chair of theory and history of architecture of the Bergische Universität Wuppertal. After one year and a half of virtual encounters on Zoom, the meeting was the first occasion to finally meet all in person: a great opportunity of exchange not only for researchers and supervisors, but also for the many guests, non-academic partners and members of the advisory board who joined the intense program of activities of the week.
This month we celebrate the 2nd year anniversary of the TACK project. In honour of this occasion, we take a look back at the milestones that have been achieved thus far, in the form of a logbook.
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/
Margitta Buchert, academic partner of the TACK research project, edited the new a_ku publication ‘Intentions of Reflexive Design’:
How do intentions enroll into the practice of architecture and landscape design and research? How do they become operative to orientate, clarify, and energize the creative process, and in what ways do they inform design and knowledge processes?
In July, two online roundtables will bring together staff and students from Witswatersrand University and UCL to share and discuss work-in-progress on transformational decolonial urbanism. Jhono Benett, one of the ESRs in the TACK network, will be presenting at this occasion, on the afternoons of the 7th and 8th.
From July 2nd to July 5th, a few members of the TACK network will be participating at the 5th biennial conference of the International Society for the Philosophy of Architecture, that will be held at Monte Verità, in Switzerland. “The Real and the Ideal” of public space will be discussed by Tom Avermaete, as part of the scientific committee, and by Filippo Cattapan and Ionas Sklavounos, two ESRs who will each give a lecture respectively entitled “Between realistic description and ideal depiction: The representation of urban space at the time of humanism” and “Notes on the ‘city-oeuvre’ in the age of (intelligent) products”.
Mid-June, the Architecture Foundation released a YouTube video, as part of a full season addressing the development of Antwerp. The panel was based on the historical and contemporary qualities of Antwerp as well as the challenges it faces as a European mid-size city for the 21st century. Lara Schrijver, academic partner of the TACK research project and Professor in Architecture at the University of Antwerp, chaired the first conversation with her guests Anne Malliet (Office of the Flemish Government Architect), Saar Meganck (founding partner, Dhooge & Meganck architects) and Sara Elloukmani (PhD candidate in sociology, University of Antwerp).
Claudia Mainardi, one of the ESRs in the TACK network, will be tutoring an AA visiting school in Tuscany, ‘The Possibility of an Island’, from July 9th to July 17th 2021. Call for applications are open to Master and PhD students until June 29th.