Various studies underline the importance that active learning has for architects. Heylighen* says there is a rather big difference during one’s professional development between basic knowledge and practical knowledge, and he suggests that architects, more than in any other profession, recognize the vital importance of practical knowledge. In this sense, the studio method, or that of the integrated workshop, is considered the most important pedagogical tool.
In this event we aim to select a few pedagogical models from the design studio method from Romania, Hungary and Serbia alike. We will investigate models that focus on theory, others with emphasis on the practical approach, and others that combine these two paths. We are interested in discovering the strategies, methods, connections and results that these microsystems generate within the institutions and the communities they are part of. The series of presentations will end with a round table which intents on connecting and relating these models with the architecture studio as a way of practicing as an architect.
* --- A. Heylighen, H. Neuckermans, M. Casaerm G.P.M. Dewulf, 2007, Building memories – Building research and information
Graduated at the Architecture Faculty of Timișoara in 2000, masters in the same faculty with the Historic Buildings and Environments Restoration theme, PhD in Restoring Historic Buildings Ensembles. Teacher since 2000 in the same faculty. His professional activity starts in 2001, followed by a series of national architecture prizes, such as: Architecture Debut Award during the Bucharest Biennial in 2002, Arhitext Design Award in 2003 for interior design, nomination for the Mies van der Rohe Award. Since 2007 he is the coordinator of the D PROIECT architecture office.
András Cseh is an architect and architecture educator. Since graduating from BME in 2008 he has worked with CZITA Architects and he is one of the founders of CAN Architects. He is an adjunct professor at Széchenyi István University, where his Pre Architectura research and education program investigates spatial perception and learning processes.
Ivan Kucina is an Assistant Professor at the Architecture Faculty in Dessau - Anhalt University. He was a guest lecturer at School of Design Strategies - Parsons The New School for Design, New York, at Tirana Polis University, at KTH - Architecture Faculty of Stockholm and GUtech - Muscat, Oman. In 2006 he co-founded BINA (Belgrade International Architecture Week), and presently he is the programme director. As from 2012 he is also the programme director of the Urban Transformations project from MIKSER Festival in Belgrade.
Zsolt Vasáros (born in 1973) is a hungarian architect. He studied architecture, archaeology and egyptology at various universities and has graduated from Budapest Architecture Faculty in 1997. In 2000 he established his own architecture office (Narmer Architecture Studio). Since 2003 he teaches at the Architecture Faculty of Budapest (BME). Zsolt Vasáros is currently working at various research projects, especially in conflict areas like Egypt, Syria and Iraq.
A Hungarian architect and educator with a passion for placemaking and a strong belief in learning through experience. Educated in Budapest, Helsinki and Bath, he has balanced practice and teaching being an associate with FCBStudios, tutor at University of Bath and lately as head of Architecture at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design Budapest.