Best practices in the physical learning environment design

November 30 (Thursday)

18:00 – 19:30

KNOWLEDGE ARCHITECTURES AND URBANISM – EXAMPLES AND EXPERIMENTS FROM IBA HEIDELBERG AND BEYOND

International Building Exhibition (IBA) Heidelberg is an urban laboratory for innovative architecture and city planning in a knowledge-based society. As think-tank, platform and enabler IBA works on spatial innovations in the realm of education, research and development.

Lecturer: Carl ZILLICH, Curatorial Director of IBA Heidelberg (Germany)
December 1 (Friday)

16:30 – 18:00

EDUCATING REPONSIBLE GENERATION THROUGH FREEDOM

Schools often resemble jails: architectures are focued on creating the most controlled space. At Ayb School we created free environment, that calls for responsibility.

Lecturer: Aram PAKHCHANIAN, Director of the Ayb School (Armenia), Vice President of ABBYY
USER’S PERCEPTIONS: UNDERSTANDING THE IMPACT OF SCHOOL DESIGN IN THE DIFFERENT SCHOOL SETTINGS IN ENGLAND AND BRAZIL
Presentation of the findings of two research projects, one in Brazil and another in England about how design and practice produce specific educational spaces. In the field of language and education the joint projects seek to address the relationship between school design and user’s perception that contribute to the production of everyday practices of schooling.
Lecturer: Adolfo Tanzi NETO,Visiting Research Scholar, Department of Education, University of Oxford

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