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TACK Summer School Report

Over the last two weeks, 6th -17th September, 10 TACK ESRs and 7 external participants converged on Het Nieuwe Instituut (HNI) in Rotterdam for the TACK summer school, “Re-enacting Tacit Knowledge: 20th Century Architecture Summer Schools”. The summer school was organised by the ESR based at ETH Zurich, Hamish Lonergan, as the outcome of his secondment at HNI, under the supervision of Dirk van den Heuvel (HNI and TU Delft), Tom Avermaete (ETH Zurich) and Janina Gosseye (TU Delft). “Re-enacting Tacit Knowledge” explored the tacit knowledge of summer schools themselves through a set of experimental research methods including fictocriticism, performance and re-enactment.

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Tack Summer school final performance

Over intensive two weeks, participants from within and outside the TACK network have examined the tacit knowledge of summer schools themselves, activating their archives through a set of experimental research methods including re-enactment, performance and fictocriticism. 


Groups will perform their re-enactments of one summer school, the International Laboratory for Architecture and Urbanism (ILAUD), sharing drawings, photographs, texts and dialogues “in character” as the schools and educators of the early years of ILAUD. They will explore the social, embodied and often-unconscious tacit knowledge at play in this international and intergenerational experiment in architectural education. 


The TACK summer school is a collaboration between the TACK network and Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam. Members of both organisations will offer feedback to the participations. To watch the livestream, follow the link in our bio.

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TACK Summer school x TNL!

Archival Ways of Knowing

09 September 2021, 19h30-21h00

What sort of tacit, embodied and social knowledge can we find in an archive? How can we activate that knowledge? What even constitutes an archive in architecture? And is there a craft to archiving itself? Join us as we discuss these questions and more with Albena Yaneva, who will present research on the tacit knowledge of archiving from her recent book Crafting History: Archiving and the Quest for Architectural Legacy.

Livestream link : Het Nieuwe Instituut Online

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Summer School

The two-week intensive summer school for early stage researchers (ESR) will take place in September 2021, and will be organized by the early stage researcher working on the ‘Transmitting Tacit Knowledge‘ research project, Hamish Lonergan (ETH). This summer school will focus on the role that tacit knowledge plays in architectural education, and (particularly) on the ways in which it is transferred.

At the start of this two-week summer school, a customized reader will be made available, which provides key texts and drawings, as well as outlining the aim and tasks of the summer school.

The call for participation in the summer school will open at the start of June 2021. A detailed program will be published beforehand.