Update on the Tack Publishing Platform before Launching: FAQs

The TACK Network has been developing the idea of a publishing platform since spring 2022. Since then, with the conceptual input of Helen Thomas and the technical support from web developers of Rectangle, Lizzie Malcom and Daniel Powers, the TACK Publishing Platform has slowly come to life and is currently growing offline before the launch in mid-April 2023.


Who can contribute?

Any member of the TACK network is warmly invited to contribute to the platform! We are looking for all sorts of material related to tacit knowledge in architecture. The platform can feature videos, galleries, articles, lectures, (in-progress) texts, notes…

We encourage all TACK supervisors and TACK ESRs to submit at least 2-3 contributions (Lectures, Articles, Videos, Images…) to Korinna Weber via email until 5th April 2023 as a first editing round. The second round of editing will run between 6th April to 30th June 2023. The last editing period will be from 1st July 2023 to August 2023 and will include editing the contributions from the paper sessions of the TACK conference from external contributors outside the network. After that the TACK website will no longer be edited.

Please make sure that your submissions are free of copyright. Preferable formats for submission are word files for text, jpg for images and (links to) videos in mp4.
After editing the content, Korinna sets up a short meeting (5-10 min) with the contributor to choose the relevant filters.


How does it work?

Currently, the web editors are adding “Objects” which by mid-April can be discovered on the TACK Publishing Platform in two different views: The “Stripes” and the “Grid” View. The Zoom level of the overview page is adjustable. By clicking on an Object, the visitor will land on a dedicated (white) object page with more details about the individual object.

Objects can be filtered according to their type, status, language, and contributor but also to different rooms (Storage, Classroom, Library, Corridor, Atelier/Workshop) which the ESRs have come up with definitions. For example, in “Classroom” objects related to the “transfer of tacit knowledge and, in turn, transfer it to others” can be found. Filters can also be applied simultaneously.

Every visitor can create an individual album by dragging the objects into the white field that pops out when visiting the page. Once the selection for the album is completed a PDF can be generated.


How long will it be online? 

The TACK Publishing platform will go live mid-April 2023. According to EU regulations, it will run until August 2027, four years after the project officially ended. A portion of the coordinator’s budget has been reserved to cover the costs of the website hosting and necessary technical updates.