Learning Architecture through Curatorial Practice?

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific


At TU Eindhoven, students have been developing a renewed understanding of architecture. By curating and realizing architectural exhibitions, students not only investigate alternative modes of architecture scholarship, but also develop a better understanding of the power of architectural ideas and how these can be communicated to a broader audience. In his lecture, Sergio M. Figueiredo will discuss the way architecture exhibitions have been used to create their own architectural effects and critical reflections, as well as to represent architectural work. He will argue how, in Eindhoven, architecture exhibitions have become ideal venues for future architects to develop their own critical perspectives and foster a broader understanding of architecture, its conditions, and its effects. He will also present the latest plans for the emerging Curatorial Research Collective (CRC) in further connecting design practice and discourse through exhibitions and thus fostering a thoughtful, yet accessible, architectural conscience.
Period3 May 2017
Held atHet Nieuwe Instituut, Netherlands
Degree of RecognitionNational