<span style=”color: #be1622;”><strong>TEACHING TROUGH DESIGN</strong></span>
<strong>Date: Friday the 6 and 7 April 2018</strong>
<strong>Venue: Santa Clara a Nova Convent</strong>
The RMB Conference 2018 will be held in Coimbra, in the frame of the Colloquium Teaching through Design that was firstly organized by the Department of Architecture and the Centre for Social Studies of the University of Coimbra in 2012.
The RMB Conference is an activity of the European Erasmus Project “Reuse of Modernist Buildings – Design tools for sustainable transformations”, coordinated by Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe (Detmold, Germany), with the University of Coimbra, the University of Antwerp, the Instituto Superior Técnico, the Technical University of Istanbul and Docomomo.
The conference will be organized in four sessions – tools, methods, interdisciplinarity, research– focused both on the fundaments and on the advanced issues of the design process related to the Reuse of Modernist Buildings (RMB). Architecture education is facing new challenges due to crises of the globalization, that as strong impacts in the role of the architect today. In fact the profession is changing and demanding for other way of training the architects. This question is specially relevant for the renovation of the urban areas where the buildings produced in the 20th century are waiting for strategic interventions – to be repaired, to be renewed, to be reconstructed or to be demolish.
The architect needs new tools because drawing is not enough to understand neither the building nor the people who lives there. The methodologies are more complex because they have to integrate not only the technical dimension but also the social one. These inclusive approach demands for a dialogue with other disciplines, promoting an effective interdisciplinarity. Considering these three topics, architecture classroom is becoming more lab than a workshop, where research explores new tools and methods, testing their hypothesis namely in the design studios.
project “RMB: Reuse of Modernist Buildings. Design Tools for Sustainable Transformations”. There representatives of the consortium as well as international guest will debate in particular issues of Resilience of Modern Movement Buildings and Neighborhoods. During the conference we will discuss new design and educational concepts for the reuse of modern postwar buildings for housing and other purposes – resilience through reuse. Scholars, PhD and master students present and discuss selected papers and posters.
<span style=”color: #be1622;”><strong>PROGRAM</strong></span>
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<strong>Nov. 23rd // Reuse of Modernist Buildings</strong>
The RMB Conference is organised by the consortium of the Erasmus+ project ‘RMB: Reuse of Modernist Buildings. Design Tools for Sustainable Transformations.’ (www.rmb-eu.com). The partners (Hochschule Ostwestfalen-Lippe, Universiteit Antwerpen, Universidade de Coimbra, Institutio Superior Técnico Lisboa, Istanbul Teknik Üniversitesi and Docomomo International) are developing and discussing new design and educational concepts for the reuse of modern postwar buildings for housing and other purposes – resilience through reuse. Scholars, PhD and master students present and discuss selected papers and posters.
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<strong>8.30 Registration (Room: Casino 3.103)</strong>
The registration is possibly until 31.03.2018. Please click on the red button to register for the 2nd RMB Conference in Portugal.
More information will following soon.