TACK Talks #2

2nd Series: How to? A guide through knowing

After its insightful inauguration, asking architectural practitioners “How do we know?”, the Communities of Tacit Knowledge network is pleased to announce the second round of the TACK Talks. “How to? A guide through knowing” is a call to further explore the tacit dimension of knowledge, focusing on the interplay between culture and professional practice, investigating how knowledge is identified, communicated and produced in their relationship and its reflection on society.

In three cross-over conversations, representatives such as directors, curators, archivists of the international institutions Architekturzentrum Wien, the Vlaams Architectuurinstituut and the Het Nieuwe Insitituut, accompanied by our ESRs, will debate on different perspectives of mediating tacit knowledge and address challenging questions surrounding their practice. Regarding the notion of expertise and the existence of a socially established design culture: how to choose the expert? Recognizing the agency of other actors in architectural production, both human and non-human: how to archive embodied knowledge? And finally, acknowledging the entanglements between territory and the built environment: how to define what belongs where? Join us on Thursdays, March 11th, March 25th and April 8th, when these questions will be addressed between these three distinguished architectural cultural institutes as well as partners in our TACK Network.


1 – How to choose the expert?

11th March 2021, 6-7pm CEST

Maureen Mooren, Het Nieuwe Instituut,

Monika Platzer, Architekturzentrum Wien

Moderator: Anna Livia Vørsel (KTH)

Responders: Hamish Lonergan (ETH), Claudia Mainardi (POLIMI)


2 – How to archive embodied knowledge?

25th March 2021, 6-7pm CEST

Sofie de Caigny, Vlaams Archtitectuurinstituut

Monika Platzer, Architekturzentrum Wien

Moderator: Ionas Sklavounos (ANT)

Responders: Eric Crevels (TUD), Paula Strunden (ABKW), Mara Trübenbach (AHO)


3 – How to define what belongs where?

8th April 2021, 6-7pm CEST

Hülya Ertas, Vlaams Architectuurinstiuut

Marten Kuijpers and Ludo Groen, Het Nieuwe Instituut

Moderator: Filippo Cattapan (BUW)

Responders: Jhono Bennett (UCL); Caendia Wijnbelt (LUH)


4 – How to reach out to communities of practice ?

6th May 2021, 5-6pm CEST

Monika Platzer, Architekturzentrum Wien

Sofie de Caigny, Vlaams Architectuurinstituut

Dirk van den Heuvel, Het Nieuwe Instituut

Moderator: Christoph Grafe (BUW)

Responders: Eric Crevels (TUD) and Claudia Mainardi (POLIMI)