VIRTUAL


1 WEEK
July 18 - July 23

FREE

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The Academia Working Group of The Architecture Lobby has announced a Summer 2022 workshop as part of its annual Architecture Beyond Capitalism (ABC) School. The ABC 2022 workshop will build on last year’s session, which focused on Capitalism, Labor, and Collectives, by concentrating on studio educational practices.

As the pedagogical setting in which most of an architecture student’s and teacher’s time and resources are focused, studio will be explored as a key site in which to test how organizing and action for change can become foundational in architectural practice and posit other roles for the architect beyond the ‘designer.’  As a beginning prompt, the ABC asks: how do we understand studio to support and encourage activist organization? How might design be taught in ways that do not perpetuate and reproduce capitalist exploitation? 

We are coordinating a workshop to call forth action-based approaches to changing architecture education by bringing together students, educators, practitioners, constructors – anyone interested in rethinking the architectural studio across different settings and scales. This workshop will be an open platform to build a cohort committed to the present and future work necessary for change in “design” education/practice. Any person who is reconsidering or wants to reconsider what studio means and how it can create relevant architectural workers with the skills to instigate, organize, and work for change, is encouraged to participate in, contribute to, or lead these virtual conversations. Please note that registration for organizer and facilitator involvement has now closed, but registration to attend the sessions will remain open until the workshop begins.

These workshops will occur from the 18th to the 23rd of July online via Zoom. The schedule will be shared upon registration, but the workshop time commitment will not exceed (12) hours and will be coordinated to work with as many time zones as possible. Anyone interested should register with this form.

The 2022 session of T-A-L ABC School, focusing on “studio”, is organised as a workshop where concerned participants will develop strategies for replacing traditional studio with empowering models for effecting change in the built environment.  Our goal is to a) disseminate revised studio practices in existing schools and/or governing institutions, and b) create a handbook for changing studio pedagogy.

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Important Dates

Wednesday April 19 — Registration opens
Wednesday June 1 — Organizer and Facilitator Registration closes
Wednesday June 29 — Curriculum Announced

Schedule

All events to be held the week of July 18-23. Sessions will take place at a variety of times to accommodate multiple time zones.

Location

Virtual

Register for free.
While the school has no financial cost, commitment is essential.
Enrollment is limited due to technological capacity, however sessions will be streamed and made available online following the conclusion of the workshop.  


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The course

ABC School 2022 will be a non-heirarchical space for knowledge exchange - believing that all attendees will have expertise to bring to each conversation. In this way the sessions will be curated around the interests, capacity and questions of the registered participants. The format for the sessions, as well as their content, is open and can be developed with the organizational team. Each role is open to anyone, at any stage in their life, who is interested in reconsidering what studio means.

Participation in this year’s workshop requires the selection between these three roles:

  • Facilitator: As a facilitator, you can pose a concept for a discussion or workshop in an online format of your choice, or you may be asked to lead a dialogue around a topic or area of inquiry that is of interest to you during a 60 to 120 minute Zoom session, taking place between July 18 and July 23.  However you structure your session - panel discussion, lecture, reading discussions, debate with a sceptic, etc. - there should be a discussion component. ABC Lobby organizers can help facilitators organize and administer their session.
  • Organizer: ABC School 2022 will be free, open to anyone, and organized by volunteer labour. As an organizer, you may be asked to attend up to three 90 minute Zoom meetings per month to coordinate structure and logistics.
  • Participant: As a participant you will have the option to engage in discussions and workshops of your choosing when the schedule is released. Registrations will be limited due to technical capacity so participants can also watch streamed versions of each session.

Facilitators and organizers will also be registered as participants. Once the registration closes the organization committee will curate the schedule and curriculum and release it publicly. Please note that registration for organizer and facilitator involvement has now closed, but registration to attend the sessions will remain open until the workshop begins.

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Join an online school that involves both discussions and shared imaginaries (salons). Fill out the form below and click the submit button.

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Join an online school that involves both discussions and shared imaginaries (salons). Fill out the form below and click the submit button.

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S-I-G-N—U-P

Join an online school that involves both discussions and shared imaginaries (salons). Fill out the form below and click the submit button.

If you are having any issue filling out the embedded form, click here to access it in a separate tab.


S-I-G-N—U-P

Join an online school that involves both discussions and shared imaginaries (salons). Fill out the form below and click the submit button.

If you are having any issue filling out the embedded form, click here to access it in a separate tab.