Friday 25 January 2019 ore 09:00 - 17:30

International conference on education to built spaces.Leggere lo spazio / Reading the spaceI edizione

Carlo Scarpa hall – free upon registration until full capacity

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Learning to look at the space around us in order to find new shared solutions.

MAXXI is organising an international conference on education to built spaces dedicated to architecture students and architects, teachers of any kind and level, museum educators and professionals in the field of culture and education.

MAXXI’s Education Department has garnered a lot of experience in the field of education to architecture, starting from the construction of the extraordinary building by Zaha Hadid, thanks to activities and experimental projects conducted on museum spaces as well as modern and contemporary architecture, with the aim of rendering the language of architecture familiar to non-specialised audiences.

The conference aims at providing an overview of the best international practices in the field of education to architecture in order to understand the architectural landscape around us, raise awareness about the spaces of everyday life and contribute to the active definition of their qualitative and relational traits.

By enabling a direct interaction with the professionals who have created innovative projects for different audiences, thereby providing examples from which to draw inspiration, the conference provides an opportunity to discuss educational approaches, planning methodologies and practical instruments in order to “help understand the spatial essence of architecture, for everyone to be able to see the environments in which they spend most of their existence”.


9.00 am
Welcoming and registration of participants

9.30 am
Opening remarks
Margherita Guccione, Director of MAXXI Architecture and Head of MAXXI Research
Luca Ribichini, President of the Commission for Culture of Rome’s Casa dell’Architettura

10:00 am
Introduction by Marta Morelli, Head of MAXXI’s Education Department

10:20 am
Santiago Atrio Cerezo, Escuela en Arquitectura Educativa, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (Spain)
Instruments for education in the field of architecture.

11:00 am
Francine Fort, Arc en rêve (Bordeaux, France)
Transmitting Architecture

11:40 am
Sophie Draper, Open City (London, UK)
My city, your city, everybody’s city

12:20 am
Chiara Raffaini and Maria Cristina Brembilla, Bergamo Order of Architects and/or Archidonne association (Italy) TBC
Male and female architects in classrooms.

1:00 pm
Lunch break

2:30 pm
Fermín Blanco, Sistema Lupo (Spain)
Sistema Lupo. Learning by playing. Collaborative games as means for social cohesion.

3:10 pm
Maurizio Carta, University of Palermo, Department of Architecture (Palermo, Italy)
Living in the augmented city. The challenge of the School of Architecture for Children in Favara (Agrigento)

3:50 pm
Bénédicte Maerten e Jérôme de Alzua, WAAO – Centre d’architecture et d’urbanisme (Lille, Francia)

4:30 pm
Jorge Raedó, Osa Menor association and Ludantia (Bogotá, Colombia)
Childhood, Architecture, Education: curiosity that makes us crawl

5:10 pm




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