This year's November Talks will bring unusual perspectives on teaching architecture

Four autumn Mondays at the Faculty of Architecture of the CTU will again belong to the November Talks lecture series. Subtitled "On Teaching", they will offer different perspectives of foreign personalities of architectural theory and practice on teaching. The series will be kicked off on 13 November by Italian architect Pier Paolo Tamburelli.
Pier Paolo Tamburelli

"The personalities who have accepted the invitation this year deal with education from different angles, from teaching aspiring architects, through the operation of architecture schools to global issues. In addition to sharing experiences, they can also offer comparisons between teaching at foreign schools and teaching at our faculty," says Miroslav Pazdera, curator of this year's November Talks.

The theory of contemporary architecture as a discipline standing between gesture and space will be the subject of the opening lecture On Books, On Buildings by Pier Paolo Tamburelli.   He is the head of the Department of Design Theory at TU Vienna, the founder of the architectural magazine San Rocco, and the founder of the architectural practice baukuh., whose works include the House of Memory in Milan (2015) and the entrance pavilion of the Poretti Brewery in Induno Olona (2019), and which is currently designing, for example, the European Library in Milan.

The second Monday will present Floating University Berlin, which since 2018 has gradually evolved into a natural and cultural educational institution dealing with the future of architecture and the environment. In the lecture Learning with the Trouble, the speaker will outline the formal and informal ways of teaching that take place at the FU.

On the third Monday we welcome architect, theorist and teacher Dubravka Sekulić, head of the MA City Design programme at the Royal College of Art in London, who has long been concerned with the question of space as a key value determining the future shape of life. In her lecture she will focus on the issues and themes shaping the form of education for professionals and experts to address the spatial challenges of the global crises facing our planet.

The lecture series will close on the fourth Monday with Oliver Lütjens and Thomas Padmanabhan, founding partners of Lütjens Padmanabhan Architects and currently visiting professors at ETH Zurich, who see teaching together as a natural extension of their architectural practice. In the Teaching Together lecture they will talk about the shared creative process and the space of imagination.

November Talks will be held on four Mondays from 13 November at 6.30 pm – 13 November (Pier Paolo Tamburelli), 20 November (Floating University Berlin), 27 November (Dubravka Sekulić) and 4 December (Oliver Lütjens and Thomas Padmanabhan) – in lecture room 155 Gočár, Faculty of Architecture CTU, Thákurova 9, Prague 6.

The lectures in English are intended for the general public, admission is free and barrier-free. The November Talks series has been supported by the Sto Foundation since 2006 and is held annually at six selected European schools of architecture.

Floating University Berlin
Dubravka Sekulić
Oliver Lütjens a Thomas Padmanabhan

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