Call for Papers: Educational Architecture – Education, Heritage, Challenges. Lisbon, 6-8 May 2019

Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian

The international conference Educational Architecture – Education, Heritage, Challenges is organised by a group of researchers from the University of Lisbon and the University of Coimbra, Portugal, under the scope of the research project ‘Atlas of School Architecture in Portugal – Education, Heritage and Challenges’, funded by FCT, the agency that supports research into science and technology in Portugal.

Educational Architecture – Education, Heritage and Challenges is intended to be a forum for discussing the most recent innovations, trends and concerns in this area, as well as the practical challenges encountered and the solutions adopted in the planning and design of new and existing child-centred educational environments. It will discuss the current challenges and requirements faced by educational environments, focusing on different perspectives and scales of analysis, such as the role of the educational space within the local urban fabric, its impact on the local community, and the design of informal and formal educational spaces (spatial, functional and environmental quality; spatial organisation; furniture and equipment; etc.). It will also provide an interdisciplinary platform for leading academic scientists, researchers and research scholarship holders, as well as for educators, practitioners and, policymakers from different geographies and backgrounds, who will enjoy opportunities for discussion and mutual understanding, in the pursuit of common research goals.

The aim of this three-day conference Educational Architecture – Education, Heritage, Challenges is to provide a forum for knowledge sharing in order to understand:

1) where specific individual and collective visions/policies originate from. Do they come from architects, pedagogues, head teachers or politicians?

2) design strategies, trends, values and problems, whose different experiences can inform current challenges.

The deadline for submitting abstracts (500-600 words) for papers presentation to the conference is 30 November 2018.

You can find more information about the conference here.

For queries, please contact educational-architecture@civil.tecnico.ulisboa.pt

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