The 3rd intermediate meeting at POLIMI took place online between 3rd May 2021 and 5th May 2021. Claudia Mainardi, ESR based in Milano, has written a brief report on the event.
The Communities of Tacit Knowledge network is pleased to announce a last TACK talk : “How to reach out to communities of practice”. Join us on Thursday, May 6th, when this question will be addressed in a roundtable discussion between three distinguished architectural cultural institutes as well as partners in our TACK Network.
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.
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.
Two of our TACK members have produced books that will certainly be of interest to the TACK network:
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.
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:
This module focuses on how the tacit dimension of design practice generates a particular kind of knowledge that cannot be obtained through other methods of knowledge production. Certain aspects of the built environment, such as those relating to artistic and perceptual dimensions, but also those relating to everyday and informal use, seem to be addressed more adequately by tacit methods of transmitting knowledge. Through concrete case studies –architectural projects or architectural practices— the ESRs will learn about the heuristic capacities, as well as limitations, of
Programme Initiation meeting 9 February 2021 (online)
10.00 introducing Probing Tacit Knowledge, Christoph Grafe (BUW)
10.15 Probing Practices
Gaia Caramellino/Gennaro Postiglione (Polimi), Christoph Grafe (BUW), Angelika Schnell/ Eva Sommeregger (ABKW)
12.30 ESR discussions (Part 1)
Probing communities of practice
4 short statements
13.30 Lunch break
14.00 ESR discussions (Part 2)
Probing communities of practice
6 short statements
15.40 Presentation of a reader + collective bibliography by the ESRs
16.00 Supervisory board – Executive Committee
The general program can be downloaded here:Programme Initiation meeting
The reader can be downloaded here:Readings for Module 2
This meeting was organized by Professor Tim Anstey from AHO in Oslo, who worked closely together with the training axis team ‘Approaching Tacit Knowledge’ Professor Helena Mattson, Associate Professor Jennifer Mack (both from KTH Stockholm) and Professor Klaske Havik (from TUDelft). Mara Trübenbach, the doctoral student working on the TACK project with Tim Anstey on the TACK project in Oslo, has written a brief reflection on the gathering.
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.