Summer school

Re-enacting Tacit Knowledge: 20th Century Architecture Summer Schools 

A report on the summer school may be found in the News section.

The two-week intensive summer school for early stage researchers (ESR) and external participants is 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. The summer school hosted by the Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam.

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.

Dates:

6-17 September 2021

Location:

Het Nieuwe Instituut (HNI), Rotterdam, NL

Program:

Thursday, September 2

18.00-19.30 Seminar 1 (online) : Architectural Re-enactments
– Angelika Schnell
– Eva Sommeregger

Monday, September 6

10.00-12.00 Introduction Lectures
– Dirk van den Heuvel
– Tom Avermaete
– Hamish Lonergan

12.00-13.00 Lunch Provided

13.00-15.00 Walking Tour
Depart from HNI Entrance

15.00-17.00 Group Discussion
Participant introduction and presentation of summer school tasks & aims

19.00- Group Dinner Provided

Tuesday, September 7

10.00-12.00 Seminar 2 : Bakema, Team 10 & Summer Schools
– Dirk van den Heuvel

12.00-13.00 Lunch Provided

13.00-17.00 Archival Rotations
One half of the group will conduct archival research in the Study Centre, looking for traces of summer schools including ILA&UD, CIAM Summer School, Salzburg Sommerakademie and NAi Summer Masterclasses. The other half will examine the ILA&UD annual reports, and discuss archival findings and readings. Groups to rotate each time.

Evening Re-enactment : Death of CIAM
As a first experiment, we will perform a speculative re-enactment of archival footage of Team 10’s “burial” of CIAM at the 1959 CIAM meeting in Otterlo, NL. Many of these figures, including Bakema and the Smithsons, would go on to actively participate in ILA&UD.

Wednesday, September 8

8.30-10.15 Seminar 3 : Fictocriticism & Architecture
– Hélène Frichot

10.15-12.00 Archival Rotations
One half of the group will conduct archival research in the Study Centre, looking for traces of summer schools including ILA&UD, CIAM Summer School, Salzburg Sommerakademie and NAi Summer Masterclasses. The other half will examine the ILA&UD annual reports, and discuss archival findings and readings. Groups to rotate each time.

12.00-13.00 Lunch Provided

13.00-15.00 Archival Rotations
One half of the group will conduct archival research in the Study Centre, looking for traces of summer schools including ILA&UD, CIAM Summer School, Salzburg Sommerakademie and NAi Summer Masterclasses. The other half will examine the ILA&UD annual reports, and discuss archival findings and readings. Groups to rotate each time.

15.00-17.00 Seminar 4 : Reading ILA&UD
– Elke Couchez

Thursday, September 9

10.00-12.00 Archival Rotations
One half of the group will conduct archival research in the Study Centre, looking for traces of summer schools including ILA&UD, CIAM Summer School, Salzburg Sommerakademie and NAi Summer Masterclasses. The other half will examine the ILA&UD annual reports, and discuss archival findings and readings. Groups to rotate each time.

12.00-13.00 Lunch Provided

13.00-15.00 Seminar 5 : ILA&UD, de Carlo & Experimental Pedagogy
– Paolo Ceccarrelli

15.00-17.00 Group Discussion
Reflection on archival findings & re-enactment strategies

19.30-21.00 Thursday Night Live ! : Archival Ways of Knowing
– Albena Yaneva

Friday, September 10

10.00-12.00 Site Visit
Depart from HNI entrance

12.00-13.00 Lunch Provided

13.00-15.00 Studio Re-enactment
Small groups (2-3) will work on a design charette “in character”, based on a brief from the early years of ILA&UD. Supervisors from the TACK network will offer “desk crit”-style feedback.

15.00-17.00 Seminar Re-enactment
“In character”, we will re-enact seminars originally presented by prominent architects and theorists in the early years of ILA&UD.

Weekend

Optional Day Trip (Location to be determined)

Monday, September 13

10.00-12.00 Seminar 6 : Artistic Re- enactments
– Claudia Slanar

12.00-13.00 Lunch Provided

13.00-17.00 Re-enactment Workshop
Claudia Slanar will lead us in hands- on re-enactment exercises. Each group will present their initial re-enactment strategies, including test drawings and proposed performance approaches.

Tuesday, September 14

10.00-12.00 Studio Re-enactment
Small groups (2-3) will work on a design charette “in character”, based on a brief from the early years of ILA&UD. Supervisors from the TACK network will offer “desk crit”-style feedback.

12.00-13.00 Lunch Provided

13.00-15.00 Studio Re-enactment
Small groups (2-3) will work on a design charette “in character”, based on a brief from the early years of ILA&UD. Supervisors from the TACK network will offer “desk crit”-style feedback.

15.00-17.00 Seminar Re-enactment
“In character”, we will re-enact seminars originally presented by prominent architects and theorists in the early years of ILA&UD.

Wednesday, September 15

10.00-12.00 Studio Re-enactment
Small groups (2-3) will work on a design charette “in character”, based on a brief from the early years of ILA&UD. Supervisors from the TACK network will offer “desk crit”-style feedback.

12.00-13.00 Lunch Provided

13.00-15.00 Studio Re-enactment
Small groups (2-3) will work on a design charette “in character”, based on a brief from the early years of ILA&UD. Supervisors from the TACK network will offer “desk crit”-style feedback.

15.00-17.00 Group Discussion
Reflection on ongoing re-enactment progress

Thursday, September 16

10.00-12.00 Studio Re-enactment
Small groups (2-3) will work on a design charette “in character”, based on a brief from the early years of ILA&UD. Supervisors from the TACK network will offer “desk crit”-style feedback.

12.00-13.00 Lunch Provided

13.00-17.00 Studio Re-enactment
Small groups (2-3) will work on a design charette “in character”, based on a brief from the early years of ILA&UD. Supervisors from the TACK network will offer “desk crit”-style feedback.

19.00- Group Dinner Provided

Friday, September 17

10.00-12.00 Final Performance
In this final presentation, each group will perform their ILA&UD re-enactments “in character”, presenting drawings, photographs, textual reflections, etc. Members of Het Niewe Instituut and the TACK network will offer feedback.

12.00-13.00 Lunch Provided

13.00-15.00 Final Performance
In this final presentation, each group will perform their ILA&UD re-enactments “in character”, presenting drawings, photographs, textual reflections, etc. Members of Het Niewe Instituut and the TACK network will offer feedback.

15.00-17.00 Group Discussion
Reflection on re- enactment & tacit knowledge at ILA&UD

17.00- Final Drinks (optional)

Call for application (expired)