13. June 2022 | Magazine:

What Architecture teaching of the future should look like Architecture students organise networking in Lower Saxony

How can the architecture of tomorrow be designed? Together with students from Lower Saxony’s schools of architecture, their teachers and the Lower Saxony Chamber of Architects, the Architecture‘s student representation of Technische Universität Braunschweig would like to venture into a discourse on the teaching of architecture in the future. That is why the students invite you to the symposium “More than Teaching” on 17 June 2022.

Das Symposium "Mehr als Lehre" findet im Architekturpavillon statt. Bildnachweis: Heiko Jacobs/TU Braunschweig

The symposium “More than Teaching” will take place in the Architecture Pavilion. Photo credit: Heiko Jacobs/TU Braunschweig

“Architecture is in a constant state of change and so is teaching. Especially now, (future) architects are facing new tasks and challenges,” says the Architecture‘s student representation. Reason enough to critically question one’s own teaching and to engage in direct exchange with other universities.

The idea for a networking meeting arose in a conversation with the Lower Saxony Chamber of Architects. “We realised that there was hardly any contact with the other schools of architecture in our federal state – after all, there are five schools that offer architecture as a degree programme,” Felix Horn from the student representation tells us. “So we felt the need to get to know the other colleges and universities, their students and teachers, but also the architectural designs and especially the approaches to the designs. We believe that only strong networking in Lower Saxony can lead to a forward-looking architectural language.”

Architecture lives on teamwork

Photo credit: Architecture‘s student representation/TU Braunschweig

That’s why the symposium is much more than just a series of lectures for the architecture students. Above all, it is a meeting for personal networking beyond the city limits. “Architecture is not a discipline for going it alone. It thrives on teamwork and many different opinions and ideas,” emphasises Felix Horn.

In the long term, the student representation hopes for an ongoing dialogue, for cooperation, perhaps a guest critique or two from professors at other universities, but also for a strengthening of the Architecture teaching in Lower Saxony. “The language of architecture is like handwriting. We have all learned to write, but in the end the writing looks different for everyone. It’s no different in architecture. We all get the basics of architecture along the way, but in the end every design and the approach to it is completely different,” says Horn. “By working together, learning from each other and discourse, we can strengthen the unfolding of visions and thus also a diverse architectural language.”

Symposium in the Architecture Pavilion

The symposium will take place on 17 June 2022 in the Architecture Pavilion of TU Braunschweig. Admission begins at 12 noon, with the official start and welcome at 12.30 pm. Afterwards, Professor Dan Schürch from the Institute of Building Design (IEB) will introduce the symposium’s lecture series with his contribution. Each participating university will be represented at the symposium by a lecturer and architecture students. From 4 pm, the student representation invites you to a barbecue in front of the pavilion. There will also be a small exhibition of some of the institutes on the upper floor of the Architecture pavilion. Participation in the symposium is free of charge.