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7
Nov

THE ARCHITECTURE OF MANAGEMENT EDUCATION

Written on November 7, 2011 by Roberto Arribas in Events, General, Learning Activities

(Source: Saïd Business School, University of Oxford) 

El profesor Paolo Quattrone, investigador asociado del Instituto de Ciencia, Innovación y Sociedad (INSIS) y Marc Ventresca, miembro de INSIS y profesor de Estrategia en la Saïd Business School, fueron los co-organizadores de una conferencia de investigación sobre “Espacios de Aprendizaje: Los campos de la organización, prácticas de aprendizaje y la arquitectura para la innovación social en la educación y más allá” que tuvo lugar a mediados de septiembre.

La conferencia reunió a veinticinco investigadores, arquitectos y expertos en diseño e innovación en el campus de la IE University en Segovia, para desarrollar un manifiesto y una agenda de investigación para examinar la relación entre la arquitectura y la entrega de la educación de gestión. 

  THE ARCHITECTURE OF MANAGEMENT EDUCATION

Professor Paolo Quattrone, Associate Fellow at the Institute of Science, Innovation and Society (InSIS) and InSIS Fellow Marc Ventresca, University Lecturer in Strategy at Saïd, served as co-convenors for a research conference on ‘Learning Spaces: Organizational fields, knowing practices and architecture for social innovation in education and beyond’ that took place in mid-September.

The conference brought together twenty-five researchers, architects, and design and innovation experts at the Segovia, Spain campus of IE University to develop a manifesto and research agenda to examine the relationship between architecture and the delivery of management education.

‘The point of this conference was to highlight in public conversation the debates around changes in the organization and structuring of physical and virtual spaces in business and higher education’ said Professor Quattrone. ‘Management schools sit at this intersection of institutions.  We had a fantastic surge of interest from colleagues at the workshop and since, as they have spoken with others and begin to build an international research network on these topics.’

The recent rise of dramatic and visible business school buildings by architects like Gehry and others were featured in plenary panels alongside sessions and papers on emerging virtual and digital technologies for learning, current experiments in management school pedagogy and formats, and on the lessons from 16th c Jesuit ideologies of control and organization.  One panel featured perspectives on Saïd Business School’s building and shifting design approaches to the interplay of city and university. 

Delegates were treated to a tour of the Segovia IE campus by a noted historian — the now renovated buildings of the Dominican order closely allied with the Spanish Crown of the 15th century, with commercial interests, and with the leadership of the Spanish Inquisition.  Quattrone added, ‘The renovation of the these buildings for the Segovia campus itself is a telling physical account of the continuity of the precepts of the Early Modern religious Orders and contemporary University education.  There is so much to learn about what we think of contemporary universities by just looking at the organization of the space in these old institutions’.

The conference concluded with an agenda to develop research, publications, and a future conference, likely to be held in Oxford in 2012.  ‘This focus on Learning Spaces pivots much current debate about the relevance and instrumental value of management education,’ according to Ventresca.  ‘Instead, the papers and presentations gave primacy to the content of management learning, the pedagogy and practices both conventional and innovative that shape the experience of MBAs and others. We refocused also on the de facto ‘theories’ of learning and professional practice embodied in the new architecture of business schools.’  

Delegates from Spain, Italy, UK, Sweden, and the US participated in the workshop which was funded by the Governance, Accountability and Innovation (GAIN) research programme at InSIS, from the Vice-Rector Office for Research at IE University, and from the Spanish Ministry of Education.

LEARNING SPACES AND THE ARCHITECTURE OF MANAGEMENT EDUCATION 

Veinticinco investigadores, arquitectos y expertos en diseño e innovación se reunieron en el campus de IE University en Segovia a mediados del pasado mes de septiembre para elaborar un manifiesto y lanzar un programa de investigación sobre “Espacios de Aprendizaje: Los campos de la organización, prácticas de aprendizaje y la arquitectura para la innovación social en la educación y más allá”. El objetivo de esta conferencia fue poner de relieve en la conversación pública los debates sobre los cambios en la organización y estructuración de los espacios físicos y virtuales en los negocios y la educación superior.  

Los delegados que participaron en el taller vinieron de España, Italia, Reino Unido, Suecia y los EE.UU. El taller fue patrocinado por   el programa de investigación en INSIS Governance, Accountability and Innovation (GAIN), el Vicerrectorado de Investigación de IE University, y el Ministerio de Educación de España. 

Twenty-five researchers, architects, and design and innovation experts convened at the Segovia, Spain campus of IE University in mid-September to develop a manifesto and research agenda for ‘Learning Spaces: Organizational fields, knowing practices and architecture for social innovation in education and beyond.’  Co-convenors included Prof Paolo Quattrone, Associate Fellow at the Institute for Science, Innovation, and Society (InSIS) and Professor of Management Control at IE Business School in Madrid, and Dr Marc Ventresca, University Lecturer in Strategy and InSIS Fellow.  ‘The point of this conference was to highlight in public conversation the debates around changes in the organisation and structuring of physical and virtual spaces in business and higher education.   Management schools sit at this intersection of institutions.  We had a fantastic surge of interest from colleagues at the Workshop and since, as they have spoken with others and begin to build an international research network on these topics.’

The research conference featured plenary panels and individual papers about the recent set of dramatic and visible business school buildings by architects like Gehry and others, overviews of emerging virtual and digital technologies for learning, current experiments in management school pedagogy and formats, and on the lessons from 16th c Jesuit ideologies of control and organization.  On the programme were faculty in organization theory, accounting, and architecture, historians and literature scholars, practicing architects and organization design consultants, digital and learning theorists, and researchers in the sociology of knowledge and in higher education studies.  One panel featured perspectives on the Saïd Business School building and shifting design approaches to the interplay of city and university.  In addition, delegates had a tour of the Segovia IE campus by a noted historian — the now renovated buildings of the Dominican order closely allied with the Spanish Crown of the 15th century, with commercial interests, and with the leadership of the Spanish Inquisition.  Quattrone added, ‘The renovation of the these buildings for the Segovia campus itself is a telling physical account of the continuity of the precepts of the Early Modern religious Orders and contemporary University education.  There is so much to learn about what we think of contemporary universities by just looking at the organization of the space in these old institutions’.

The conference concluded with an agenda to develop research, publications, and a future conference, likely to be held in Oxford in 2012.  ‘This focus on Learning Spaces pivots much current debate about the relevance and instrumental value of management education,’ according to Ventresca.  ‘Instead, the papers and presentations gave primacy to the content of management learning, the pedagogy and practices both conventional and innovative that shape the experience of MBAs and others. We refocused also on the de facto ‘theories’ of learning and professional practice embodied in the new architecture of business schools.’  

Delegates participated in the workshop from Spain, Italy, UK, Sweden, and the US.   Funding for the Workshop was from the Governance, Accountability and Innovation (GAIN) research programme at InSIS, from the Vice-Rector Office for Research at IE University, and from the Spanish Ministry of Education.

11
Oct

The architects have to see in all their projects an opportunity to deploy their creativity, which must be approached with a positive and innovative attitude. This is one of the ideas put forward today in Segovia by architects Fernando Pino and Manuel Garcia Paredes, that spread the enthusiasm for their work among Architecture students at IE University. These professionals, who successfully directed the study Paredes-Pino, showed that “there is still a place for works done with creativity, skill and optimism.”

Fernando Pino and Manuel Garcia Paredes affirmed in Segovia that during the recent years they have been working thinking that everything that fell in their hands was “a fantastic opportunity to work on a big project,” as the international awards of the building of the Administrative Courts of Justice in Madrid, or buildings and services of access, and Gymnastic Hall for the Madrid 2016 Olympic bid. They recognize that this optimistic and creative outlook is not only oriented towards large projects but also others “of apparently smaller scale” as the design of an acoustic ceiling, the layout of a coffee-kitchen, or their latest adventure, the design and production of a transformable furniture system Redo-me: “we self-manage it and we missed it during the panorama of furniture.” 

The two young architects say they have always been optimistic because “if we thought that an adaptable furniture would be necessary or interesting in any situation, there are people that could find this concept useful.” Remember that currently the Palace Quintanar, a place for design and culture innovation and development in Segovia has seven pieces of Redo-me by Pino and Garcia Paredes in an exhibition entitled “Object of Reflection”. 

In addition, the architects emphasized the importance of “having a positive reaction towards any adversity in a project” to students, because this “allows you to gather research on the study, whose fruit might open many exciting doors in the future.”

Los arquitectos Fernando Pino y Manuel García Paredes contagian a los alumnos la pasión por su trabajo 

Los arquitectos tienen que afrontar todos sus proyectos como una oportunidad en la que desplegar su creatividad, que debe enfocarse desde una actitud positiva e innovadora. Esta es una de las ideas expuestas hoy en Segovia por los arquitectos Fernando Pino y Manuel García Paredes, que contagiaron el entusiasmo por su trabajo a los alumnos de Arquitectura de IE University. Estos profesionales, que dirigen con éxito el estudio Paredes-Pino, pusieron de manifiesto que “todavía queda un hueco para trabajos hechos con creatividad, habilidad y optimismo”. 

Fernando Pino y Manuel García Paredes sostuvieron en Segovia que en los últimos años han trabajado pensando que todo lo que caía entre sus manos era “una fantástica oportunidad para trabajar en un gran proyecto”, como los premios internacionales del edifico de juzgados de Contencioso Administrativo del Campus de la Justicia de Madrid, o los edificios de accesos y servicios y el Pabellón de Gimnasia para la candidatura olímpica de Madrid 2016. Reconocieron que esta mirada optimista y creativa no se dirige únicamente a grandes proyectos sino también a otros “aparentemente de menos calado” como el diseño de un techo acústico, la ambientación de un café-cocina, o su última aventura, el diseño y la producción de un sistema de mobiliario transformable  Redo-me, “que echábamos de menos en el panorama del mueble y que nos hemos auto-encargado”. 

Los dos jóvenes arquitectos afirman que siempre han sido optimistas ya que “si nosotros pensábamos que era necesario o interesante un mueble adaptable a cualquier situación, también habría alguien más a quien le serviría este concepto de sistema de mobiliario”. Hay que recordar que actualmente el Palacio Quintanar, espacio  de innovación y desarrollo para el diseño y la cultura en Segovia, acoge siete piezas de Redo-me de Pino y García Paredes, dentro de la exposición titulada “Objeto de Reflexión”. 

Asimismo, los arquitectos transmitieron a los alumnos la importancia de que “cuando se esté en un proyecto se reaccione positivamente ante cualquier adversidad” debido a que “permite construir la investigación del estudio, cuyo fruto quién sabe qué puertas emocionantes abrirá en un futuro”.

Además de impartir docencia en IE University, el profesor Fernando Pino es también profesor asociado en la ETSAM desde 2004. Como conferenciante ha presentado en universidades como La Bauhaus de Weimar, las escuelas de arquitectura de Sevilla, la Universidad Europea de Madrid, el Vallés de Barcelona, el Politécnico de Milán, la Universidad de la Sapienza en Roma. Además, ha que destacara que colaboró en el estudio Mansilla + Tuñón arquitectos. Bajo la tutela de Juan Navarro Baldeweg es el responsable como jefe de equipo de proyectos y direcciones de obra nacionales e internacionales.  Por su parte, el profesor Manuel García ha terminado el ciclo de doctorado en la ETSAM y tras superar el tribunal de suficiencia investigadora se encuentra desarrollando su tesis doctoral. Simultaneando los últimos cursos de arquitectura realiza una corta etapa de aprendizaje junto a su padre Jose María, para acto seguido comenzar una colaboración que durará diez años con Angela G. Paredes e Ignacio G. Pedrosa. Desde el año 1999, Manuel y Fernando comienzan a trabajar juntos y finalmente se establecen como pareja profesional bajo la denominación Paredes Pino desde el año 2001. Recientemente sus intereses y trabajos han sido recopilados en la monografía Excepto 24 “Maquinaria ligera”, dentro de la colección que el COAM dedica a estudios de arquitectura madrileños. 

La conferencia de Fernando Pino y Manuel García Paredes forma parte de la segunda edición ciclo “El Aperitivo”, que pretende acercar a los estudiantes las claves que están configurando la arquitectura contemporánea. Reconocidos profesionales en ejercicio y estudiosos de la disciplina abordan temas puntuales, cercanos o tangentes al ámbito de la arquitectura a través de pequeñas presentaciones distendidas que ponen en contacto a los estudiantes con el trabajo de los mejores profesionales. 

Entre los expertos que participan en el ciclo figuran Edgar González, Fermín González Blanco, Paredes-Pino, Julia McAnallen, Luis Álvarez Alfaro, José Vela Castillo, Maki Kawaguchi, Manuel Pérez Romero, Isabel Collado e Ignacio Peydro. 

El ciclo de conferencias está organizado por la Vicedecana de Relaciones Externas de IE School of Architecture y directora ejecutiva de los premios Pritzker, Martha Thorne, y por los profesores de IE School of Architecture & Design, Julián García y Anna Mestre.

23
Feb

Toshiba’s Folio 100 is the only educational device students use for the Master in Architectural Management and Design, a blended program with students from ten countries

According to initial surveys students use the tablets for an average of 2.5 hours a day, mainly for online searches, reading books and notes, and accessing e-mails and social networks. 

The innovative master in management and design for architects is the world’s first postgraduate program to combine creativity and management  

IE University is using Toshiba’s Folio 100 to develop Spain’s first tablet-based academic program. The tablets play an integral role in the University’s Master in Architectural Management and Design (MAMD) program run by IE School of Architecture, with a student body comprised of ten nationalities. All students on the program have a Toshiba Folio100 which they use to communicate with their professors and among themselves, as well as to access practical cases and notes, and to work with different multimedia applications.  

Toshiba’s Folio 100 is the only educational platform the student needs for this postgraduate master program, which means there is no need for traditional note-taking. All materials pertaining to the courses that make up the program can be kept on just one learning device. 

At the start of the program each student received a Folio 100, using it from the outset to read practical case studies and recommended books, as well as to access the University’s online campus. They will also be using the device to follow video conferences and maintain constant lines of communication with professors and classmates during the online periods of the program.  

The Master in Architectural Management and Design delivers 70% of classes in online format, coupled with presential modules run in Madrid and London. It provides the ideal environment for this kind of initiative, given that mobility, flexibility, interconnectivity and online technologies are essential resources for the student. 

Juan Lago, director of the program, feels that this joint project is the result of the program’s aim for student to receive 100% of course literature in digital format. “We believe that we have a particular responsibility to respect the environment, both as individuals and as architects, and this initiative enables us to help reduce the consumption of natural resources as compared to traditional uses and methods.”  

Alberto Ruano, General Director of Toshiba in Spain believes the project serves to underline the quality, reliability and user-friendly design of Toshiba devices and solutions. “Toshiba products are highly valued in the workplace and by users who need tools they can always depend on. With this project Toshiba, already a pioneer in the introduction of information technologies in the classroom, is taking its first step in postgraduate learning environments.   Read more…

12
Nov

Wed 17.11.2010 17.00h

Ville Kokkonen, Design Director Artek

Lecture: Art and Technology, Artek in the 21st century — Working with Architects and Designers 

Ville Kokkonen (born 1975 Helsinki) has been Design Director at Artek, a Finnish furniture and design company, since 2009. Prior to this, he was Research & Development Manager from 2005 to 2009. Artek was founded in 1935 by four young idealists –Alvar and Aino Aalto, Maire Gullichsen, and Nils-Gustav Hahl– who believed in a grand synthesis of the arts and wanted to bring about improvements in everyday urban life as well as in architecture and design. 

Artek is renowned as being one of the most innovative contributors to modern design, building on the heritage of Alvar Aalto. Along with valuing traditions, today Artek combines the ideology of the radical founders with a contemporary and dynamic approach to product development. Ville Kokkonen leads the efforts for the development of new, innovative designs. Kokkonen holds a Diploma in Industrial Design from the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto (1999) and a MA in Industrial Design from the Department of Product and Strategic Design of the University of Art and Design in Helsinki (2001). Professionally, he has been involved in design research and strategy, teaching, and curating exhibitions. 

www.artek.fi 

(Spanish Version)

Mie 17.11.2010 17.00h

Ville Kokkonen. Artek, Director de Proyectos

Art and Technology, Artek in the 21st century — Working with Architects and Designers 

El finlandés Ville Kokkonen, Director de Proyectos de la empresa ARTEK, impartirá una conferencia a los alumnos de Arquitectura de IE University con el título “Artek en el siglo XXI, trabajar con arquitectos y diseñadores”. Tendrá lugar el miércoles 17 de noviembre, a partir de las 17,00 horas, en la Sala de Refectorio del Campus de Santa Cruz la Real. 

La ponencia de Kokkonen forma parte del ciclo “Inout: affecting  architecture, expanding possibilities” que reúne a especialistas de perfil internacional que aportan su visión acerca del proceso de diversificación que actualmente experimenta la arquitectura, una disciplina en la que no solo interviene el arquitecto sino que además participa un grupo de profesionales cuyo trabajo es clave para lograr el éxito de cualquier proyecto. El ciclo está coordinado por la profesora de IE University, Laura Martínez de Guereñu. 

Desde 1999, Ville Kokkonen (Helsinki 1975) es Director de Proyectos de Artek, una empresa finlandesa de diseño y mobiliario en la que fue también manager de desarrollo e investigación de 2005 a 2009. Artek fue fundada en 1935 por cuatro jóvenes idealistas –Alvar y Aino Aalto, Maire Gullichsen y Nils-Gustav Hahl– que creían en la síntesis de las artes y buscaban mejorar el urbanismo, la arquitectura y el diseño de la vida cotidiana. Artek se considera hoy como una de las empresas más innovadoras del diseño moderno que ha desarrollado su trabajo sobre la herencia de Alvar Aalto. Al tiempo que valora la tradición, Artek combina la ideología de sus radicales fundadores con un acercamiento contemporáneo y dinámico hacia el desarrollo de productos. Ville Kokkonen es quien lidera los esfuerzos de la nueva era de desarrollo en la que ha entrado la empresa. Kokkonen estudió Diseño Industrial en el Ontario College of Art and Design en Toronto (1999) y tiene un máster en Diseño Industrial por el departamento de productos y diseño estratégico de la Universidad de Arte y Diseño de Helsinki (2001). Profesionalmente ha estado implicado en numerosos proyectos de investigación y estrategia, en la enseñanza y en el  comisariado de exposiciones.

www.artek.fi

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