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Open Access Publications of the TACK Network

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.

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training meetings

Third Foundational Course Session

The module ‘Projective capacities of tacit knowledge’ seeks to develop new theoretical concepts and new heuristic approaches to examine how tacit knowledge is understood in architectural practice and how it can be made explicit and communicated. It investigates how value-systems that are inherent to specific cultural contexts (for instance concerning the public role of the architect) affect the perception and reception of tacit knowledge in architecture, and examines how self-reflexivity can sharpen the understanding of the functioning of tacit knowledge.

The module program structures the third year of the the TACK project and aims to provide guidance in developing the research and completing a (draft) dissertation. The organization of the module aims to ensure sufficient time for in-depth discussion of the gaps and uncertainties in the research development, as well as the challenges facing the ESR in completing the work.

To aid in this process of delving further into the research, the collection of PhD work accompanying the ANT foundational will be structured explicitly as a ‘work-in-progress’, encouraging the ESRs to articulate the questions, dilemmas and uncertainties of their research.

Monday, 7 February 2022 : Initiation Meeting
Venue: UAntwerp city campus, Hof Van Liere (Prinsstraat 13, Antwerpen)

09:00-12:30 Presentation Secondments
14:00-15:30 PhD Session I
16:00-17:30 PhD Session II
17:30-18:00 Wrap-up

Tuesday, 8 February 2022
Venue: Flemish Architecture Institute (VAi) / De Singel

09:00-10:30 PhD Session III
11:00-12:30
PhD Session IV
14:00-15:30 PhD Session V
15:30-16:00 Wrap-up
16:30-18:30 Supervisory Board


Wednesday, 9 February
Venue: UAntwerp Faculty of Design Sciences (Mutsaardstraat 31, Antwerpen)


09:00-13:00 Workshop ‘Publishing from/with the PhD’
14:00-17:00 Ethic Seminar PhDs


Thursday, 10 February
Venue: UAntwerp Faculty of Design Sciences (Mutsaardstraat 31, Antwerpen)


09:30-10:00 Intro with Guest Presentations (Lara Schrijver, Inge Bertels)
10:30-11:30 Discussion on afternoon
11:30-12:30 Wrap-Up with Caroline van Eck / Françoise Fromonot
14:00-15:30 Faculty Exhibition Visit (on Jan Thomaes, Jan Meersman, Geert Driesen, Krys Mys, Dirk Janssen)
16:00-18:00 Public Event: Presentation of Architects


Friday, 11 October
Venue: Excursions Antwerp


10:00-14:00 Choice of two options in Antwerp
Excursion to Eilandje (Harbour Redevelopment 1990s/00s)
Excursion to Plantin-Moretus Museum (on printing and publishing)


Visiting addresses


University of Antwerp
Prinsstraat 13
2000 Antwerpen, Belgium

To download the kick-off programme, please click on the link below:

TACK_ANT Program Foundational Course

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Some Impressions of the Venice Architecture Biennale

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.

Paula Strunden, Hamish Lonergan, Anna Livia Vorsel, Eric Crevels and Caendia Wijnbelt
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Summer School

Video Summer School

In early 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. We put together a video of some impressions from Rotterdam which you can see here:

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Wuppertal Foundational Meeting Report

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.

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Happy two years TACK !

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.

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Summer School

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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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/

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Summer School

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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Summer School

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