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18
Jun

Barcelona will be the setting for the 2012 ACSA International Conference: CHANGE, Architecture, Education & Practices, set to be held at the city’s Center for Contemporary Culture and at the Caixa Forum on June 20 – 22.

This is the first time that the ACSA (Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture) International Conference will be held in Europe since 2003 when it took place in Helsinki. It will focus on the role of schools of architecture and their intellectual leadership with a view to providing a response to new economic and cultural scenarios in the field of architecture worldwide. Spain’s IE School of Architecture & Design (IE University) and America’s College of Arts, Media and Design of Northeastern University are the joint organizers of this key international event.

“Over the last few years the member schools of ACSA centered in North America have shown an increasing interest in the search for international connections”, says Michael Monti, Executive Director of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, underscoring the fact that “the Association brings together experts from around the globe to achieve the synergies so necessary in the profession”.

Focused on “CHANGE/CAMBIO”, the international conference will bring the opportunity to examine deep changes impacting the field of architecture on a global scale as a profession and industry, and in its relation with other economic sectors, which in turn affects the education model for future architects. CHANGE/CAMBIO proposes that schools guarantee the kind of intellectual leadership needed to define the new state of the profession.

“As the host city for the congress, the city of Barcelona is the ideal setting for these debates. The city is a privileged laboratory for urban and architectonic design. Moreover this urban development model, built over three decades, inspires admiration worldwide”, says Xavier Costa, Dean of the College of Arts, Media and Design of Northeastern University and co-director of the Conference.

Key voices of contemporary architecture:

Almost two hundred academics and professionals from the five continents will discuss in Barcelona how the academic and professional worlds are subjected to unprecedented pressures due to multiple factors that include globalization, the expansion of technology, rapid urbanization, new energy policies and the role of regulating agencies.

The conference will bring together key players in the international arena. Professionals will include Bjärke Ingels (BIG, Denmark) Odile Decq (Odile Decq Benoit Cornette, France) Louisa Hutton (Sauerbruch Hutton, Germany), and Joan Busquets (Barcelona). They will be joined by academics like Mohsen Mostafavi, Dean of Harvard University Graduate School of Design; Yung Ho Chang from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Murray Fraser, from University College London.

“Architects can play a key role in the search for solutions to the problems currently facing our society. In order to achieve this we have to renew both education and the profession itself, and the relation between both. This type of conference promotes advances in this regard,” says Martha Thorne, Vice Dean of IE School of Architecture & Design, and co-director of the Conference.

One of the main objectives of the meeting is to foster networking among the different groups and, thanks to the collaboration of MOB, Makers of Barcelona, build a multipurpose and interactive site with a multidisciplinary community of professionals and students, mostly professionals from the field of architecture, where participants can exchange ideas in a multicultural environment.

About ACSA

The Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture is a nonprofit, association founded in 1912, through whose member schools over 5,000 architecture faculty are represented.

ACSA, unique in its representative role for schools of architecture, provides a forum for ideas on the leading edge of architectural thought. The Forum explores issues that will affect the architectural profession in the future and are being examined today in ACSA member schools.

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La Escuela de Arquitectura de IE University co-dirige el Congreso Internacional ACSA en Barcelona

Barcelona se convertirá en la sede del congreso internacional de arquitectura “ACSA International Conference: CHANGE, Architecture, Education & Practices”, que tendrá lugar en las instalaciones del Centre de Cultura Contemporánea y del Caixa Forum de la Ciudad Condal, del 20 al 22 de junio. 

El Congreso Internacional de ACSA, Asociación de Escuelas Colegiadas de Arquitectura, organizado por primera vez en Europa desde el año 2003 en Helsinki, se centrará en el papel de las escuelas de arquitectura y su liderazgo intelectual con el fin de dar una respuesta a los nuevos escenarios económicos y culturales de la profesión en todo el mundo. La escuela española IE School of Architecture & Design (IE University) y la norteamericana College of Arts, Media and Design de la Northeastern University, son las dos instituciones encargadas de presidir este acontecimiento de relevancia internacional. 

“Los miembros de ACSA, centrados en Norteamérica, han mostrado en los últimos años un interés creciente en la búsqueda de conexiones internacionales”, explica Michael Monti, Director Ejecutivo de la Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, que subraya que “unimos a expertos de todo el mundo para lograr sinergias tan necesarias para la profesión”. 

Bajo el título “CHANGE/CAMBIO”, el congreso internacional de ACSA en Barcelona ofrecerá la oportunidad de examinar los profundos cambios que están afectando a la arquitectura a escala global en el ámbito profesional, en la industria, en la relación con otros sectores económicos y, por supuesto, en la educación de los futuros arquitectos. CHANGE/CAMBIO propone que las escuelas aseguren un liderazgo intelectual que es necesario para definir el nuevo estado de la profesión. 

“Como sede del congreso, la ciudad de Barcelona es el marco ideal para este conjunto de debates. La ciudad representa un laboratorio privilegiado del diseño urbano y arquitectónico; además se ha construido a lo largo de tres décadas un modelo de ciudad y de desarrollo que causa admiración en todo el mundo”, asegura Xavier Costa, Decano del College of Arts, Media and Design de la Northeastern University y co-director del Congreso. 

Grandes voces de la Arquitectura contemporánea: 

Cerca de dos cientos académicos y profesionales de los cinco continentes debatirán en Barcelona sobre cómo el mundo académico y profesional están sometidos a presiones nunca antes experimentadas debido a la confluencia de múltiples factores como la globalización, la expansión de la tecnología, la rápida urbanización, las nuevas políticas de energía o el papel de las agencias reguladoras. 

El Congreso reunirá a grandes nombres del panorama internacional, tanto del ámbito de la profesión como Bjärke Ingels (en la foto) (BIG, Dinamarca) Odile Decq (Odile Decq Benoit Cornette, Francia) Louisa Hutton (Sauerbruch Hutton, Alemania) o Joan Busquets (Barcelona) como del mundo académico, con Mohsen Mostafavi, Decano de Harvard University Graduate School of Design; Yung Ho Chang del Massachusetts Institute of Technology o Murray Fraser de la University College London.

“Los arquitectos pueden jugar un papel importante en la búsqueda de soluciones a los problemas actuales de nuestra sociedad. Para ello, tenemos que renovar tanto la enseñanza como la profesión y la relación entre ambas; este tipo de congresos suponen un avance en este objetivo”, subraya Martha Thorne, Vicedecana de IE School of Architecture & Design y co-directora del Congreso.

Una de los grandes objetivos de este encuentro será el networking entre los colectivos y gracias a la colaboración de MOB, Makers of Barcelona, un espacio polivalente e interactivo con una comunidad multidisciplinar de profesionales y estudiantes, la mayoría dedicados a la arquitectura, los asistentes podrán intercambiar impresiones en un encuentro multicultural. 

Acerca de ACSA

La Asociación de Escuelas Colegiadas de Arquitectura (ACSA) es una entidad sin ánimo de lucro fundada en 1912 en Estados Unidos y que engloba a más de cinco mil Facultades de Arquitectura en todo el mundo. A través de su papel de representante de las escuelas de arquitectura, se configura como un foro especializado de debate sobre las ideas más vanguardistas del pensamiento arquitectónico. En este foro se abordan cuestiones que afectan al futuro de la profesión del arquitecto y que actualmente se debaten en cada una de las escuelas que forman ACSA.

13
Jun

From the 20th until the 22nd of June 2012, Barcelona will be the headquarters of the international conference of architecture, education and professional practice: CHANGE, Architecture, Education & Practices, led by Martha Thorne, Associate Dean of External Relations at IE School of Architecture & Design and Xavier Costa, director of Northeastern University. 

“It is the first time since 2005 that ACSA organizes an International Conference; it is very satisfying that Spain and IE as an innovative school in the sector have been selected to co organize it,” said Javier Quintana, Dean of IE School of Architecture & Design. 

The International Conference of the prestigious Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) will be attended by prominent guests such as Bjarke Ingels, Odile Decq y Joan Busquets. 

The subject of the conference will be based on the importance of schools and intellectual leadership in the new economic scenarios and professional cultures in architecture. The ACSA 2012 Conference will focus on change and exploring these issues in relation to seven themes: Civic Engagement, Academy, Practice, Technology, Cities, Globalization, Sustainability and one additional flexible category.

More information:

Archdaily: http://www.archdaily.com/238189/change-architecture-education-practices-conference/ 

Plataforma de arquitectura: http://www.plataformaarquitectura.cl/2012/05/28/conferencia-internacional-acsa-change-architectura-education-practices/  

World Architecture News: http://www.worldarchitecturenews.com/index.php?fuseaction=event.showeventdetails&event_id=1284 

Edgar González: http://www.edgargonzalez.com/2012/06/06/cambios-en-la-educacion-practica-arquitectonica/ 

E-Architect: http://www.e-architect.co.uk/architecture_events.htm

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IE School of Architecture & Design co-organiza la ACSA International Conference en Barcelona

Del 20 al 22 de Junio 2012, Barcelona será la sede del congreso internacional de arquitectura, educación y práctica profesional: CHANGE, Architecture, Education & Practices, dirigido por Martha Thorne, Vicedecana de Relaciones Externas de IE School of Architecture & Design y Xavier Costa, director de Northeastern University.

“Es la primera vez desde 2005 que ACSA organiza una Conferencia Internacional; es muy satisfactorio que se elija a España y a IE como escuela innovadora en el sector para coorganizarla”, señala Javier Quintana, Decano de IE School of Architecture & Design.

La Conferencia Internacional de la prestigiosa Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) contará con la participación y exposición de destacados invitados como Bjarke Ingels, Odile Decq y Joan Busquets.

El tema de conferencia se basa en la importancia de las escuelas y el liderazgo intelectual en los nuevos escenarios económicos y culturas profesionales en la arquitectura. La Conferencia ACSA 2012 se centra en el cambio y explora estos temas en relación a siete temáticas: Compromiso Cívico, Academia, Práctica, Tecnología, Ciudades, Globalización, Sustentabilidad y una categoría flexible.

16
Jun

Danish architect Bjarke Ingels, keynote speaker at the Hay Festival Segovia 2011, will be talking to Martha Thorne, from IE School of Architecture

Hay Festival, IE University, American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC) and the Danish Embassy have presented the architecture and design content of the upcoming edition of the festival in Spain, in the Chapter Room of IE University’s Segovia campus. From September 17 to 25 Hay Festival Segovia 2011 will serve as a hub for the discussion of literature and ideas, bringing together authors and artists from the five continents. 

“Together we are stronger,” says Maria Sheila Cremaschi, Director of Hay Festival Segovia. “In these difficult times putting together all these ideas centered around design and architecture, with the support of prestigious institutions who have brought innovation and youth to the festival, has been a source of great satisfaction.” 

This year’s guest of honor is Danish architect Bjarke Ingels, founder of the BIG studio, and considered to be one of the most innovative architects of the moment due to his ability to combine magnificent buildings with sustainability. In February of this year he brought out the Spanish version of “Yes is More”, an archicomic about architechtonic evolution, which has been extremely well received worldwide. Ingels will be talking to Martha Thorne, Executive Director of the Pritzker Prizes and Associate Dean of External Relations at IE School of Architecture at IE University. Ingels was recently selected as one of the 100 most creative professionals in business by New York magazine “Fast Company”. 

“Bjarke Ingels enjoys great international renown and represents a new generation of architects who are committed to the environment,” says Martha Thorne. 

AHEC at Hay Festival:  

David Venables, Director for Europe of the American Hardwood Export Council, announced that this year the exhibition organized by AHEC jointly with Escuela de Arte y Superior de Diseño de Segovia at Casa de los Picos will feature “The American Tulipwood Bar”, designed by Japanese architect Sou Fujimoto for the “Hand Made” exhibition held in Milan, organized by the world famous Wallpaper magazine. The exhibit will be inaugurated by Venables and Richard Cook, editor at Wallpaper. 

AHEC also announced the agreement signed this Wednesday with IE School of Architecture and Hay Festival for the joint organization of a series of activities that will culminate in an exhibition, in the 2012 edition of the festival, of projects that reach the finals of a competition that AHEC and the School of Architecture are currently organizing among their students. 

“We feel it is important to inspire students of architecture and future professionals in the field to use wood for sustainable design solutions. This is why we intend to forge even closer links with IE School of Architecture,” said Venables. “Moreover, we are delighted that this activity is connected with the wonderful Hay Festival.”

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15
Jun

Hay Festival, IE University, American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), la Embajada de Dinamarca y la Escuela de Arte y Superior de Diseño de Segovia dieron a conocer hoy en la Sala Capitular del Campus de IE University en Segovia las actividades en torno a la arquitectura y el diseño de la próxima edición del festival, el encuentro internacional de literatura e ideas que reunirá del 17 al 25 de septiembre de 2011 en Segovia a autores y artistas de los cinco continentes.

“La unión hace la fuerza”. Así lo subrayó Maria Sheila Cremaschi, Directora de Hay Festival Segovia, que subrayó que “en esta época de dificultades estoy particularmente satisfecha por haber creado esta unión de ideas en torno al diseño y la arquitectura respaldadas por unas instituciones de prestigio que aportan innovación y juventud al festival”. 

Este año el invitado estrella será el arquitecto danés Bjarke Ingels, fundador del Estudio BIG, considerado uno de los arquitectos más innovadores del momento debido a que ha sabido conjugar las grandes obras con la sostenibilidad. En febrero de 2011 publicó la versión española de “Yes is More”, un arquicómic sobre la evolución arquitectónica, que ha obtenido una gran acogida internacional. Ingels conversará con Martha Thorne, Directora Ejecutiva de los Premios Pritzker y Decana Asociada de Relaciones Externas de IE School of Architecture – IE University. Ingels ha sido elegido recientemente entre los cien profesionales más creativos en business por la revista neoyorkina “Fast Company”. “Bjarke Ingels goza de una gran reputación internacional y representa una nueva generación de arquitectos comprometidos con el entorno”, señaló Martha Thorne.

También se presentó un taller de arquitectura que será impartido por profesores de IE School of Architecture y una clase magistral del diseñador gráfico Emilio Gil, pionero del diseño en España y Fundador de TAU Diseño. 

 

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