BK Talks: Professors day - What’s next in design education?

15 oktober 2020 18:30 t/m 20:30 - Locatie: Oostserre & Online - Door: Communication BK

University education in general and design education in particular are at a critical moment. Education and research must confront a multitude of challenges: from the conflict between academy and the profession to the relation to society.

Does design education properly address the contemporary cultural, economic and political issues? Does the curriculum of design schools tackle the current environmental and social realities? How radical or visionary is current design pedagogy when compared to previous experimental and collaborative forms of design pedagogy?

Moreover, the current pandemic has deeply impacted the way we learn, research, exchange ideas or encounter others. Faced with immense uncertainty, academic institutions must plan alternative scenarios. What are the consequences for the ways we imagine the future built environment of this full move towards virtual means of representation? Will academic institutions implement a hybrid model of teaching, combining digital and physical learning? What are the opportunities derived from this new situation?

On October 15th, 2020, Dean Dick van Gameren will moderate a panel with a group of professors of the Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, where these and many other questions will be raised and, hopefully, answered. Students are invited to participate in the discussion with their professors. On that score, representatives of different students’ associations will be part of the audience at the Oost Serre. 

Practical information

This BK Talk will be streamed live from the Oostserre and can be followed via this link. A limited number of students who have access to the building on Thursday can attend the BK Talk in the Oostserre. They can request attendance via the email address publicprograms-BK@tudelft.nl. First come, first served.