The IAF Summer School 2023 forms part of the LINA programme of exchange between architecture organisations and emerging practices across Europe. This is the final instalment of the 3-part Summer School.
Palace of Un/Learning questions the unquestioned in the field of architecture. In times of multiple crises and uncertainty, it sets the challenge to unlearn the status quo in order to rethink the discipline, teaching methods and practice of architecture: How and what do we learn in architecture? Which architecture knowledge is part of the canon we rely on and what remains invisible? What is good? Who are “we”? How can we design, plan and build without exploiting the environment and labour?
*Introductory presentation, Friday 12 May, 18:30-20.00*
On Friday evening, Bernadette Krejs and Max Utech will present the aims and three previous Palace of Un/Learning interventions, to get you (re)thinking…
*Un/Learning Workshop, Saturday 13 May, 10:00-17:00*
On Saturday, you are invited to co-develop an informal collective public counter-learning space where experiences and knowledge about spatial practice in architecture and city-making can be shared. Together we will build a piece of furniture to collect, share and embody knowledge – helping us to unlearn the status quo in order to rethink how we want to design for a more diverse future.
*Friday prepares for Saturday, so please book for both days.*
Palace of Un/Learning is a project by Bernadette Krejs and Max Utech which creates an open space of exploring, inventing, negotiating and sharing counter-hegemonic design strategies. The Palace aims for more accessible, transformable, affordable, empowering and resource-efficient un/built structures for a maximally diverse urban society. As a visible expression of alternative dissident practices, the Palace creates temporary activist moments… of which the IAF Summer School is one!
Through LINA, Palace of Un/Learning is also working with Archfondas in Vilnius, the Oslo Architecture Triennale, Design Academy Eindhoven, Galerie VIPER in collaboration with UMPRUM in Prague, and the Fundaciò Mies van der Rohe in collaboration with the MODEL festival in Barcelona.
This is the first of three years in which the IAF Summer School forms part of the LINA programme, an exciting new collaboration between architecture organisations in 23 European countries and 25 competitively selected LINA Fellows. LINA’s goal is to help steer the architectural sector towards clean and circular practices through Learning, Interacting and Networking in Architecture and supporting emerging professionals with innovative and forward-looking projects. LINA is coordinated by the Faculty of Architecture, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia and co-funded by the European Union through Creative Europe.
This is the final instalment of the IAF Summer School 2023. The Summer School opens on 5-6 May with Space Saloon + The MAAK (in person at the IAF headquarters) and continues on 9 May with zwkr (online).
It is possible to book for one, two, or all three parts of the Summer School. Places are limited, so please register only if you plan to attend.
Established in 2005, the Irish Architecture Foundation (IAF) is an independent organisation dedicated to the promotion of architecture as culture. We encourage people to engage with their built environment, to inspire new ways of thinking about architecture.
We truly believe architecture has the power to improve the way we live and how we think about our built environment. By bringing people together from diverse backgrounds and disciplines, we can create a more inclusive conversation that will inspire a better-built environment for everyone.