* Architecture’s Afterlife

Guest lecture by DAG BOUTSEN

Architecture’s Afterlife: The Multisector Impact of an Architectural Qualification

ARCHIPELAGO OF PRACTICE (based on the research project ARCHITECTURE’S AFTERLIFE, the multi-sector impact of an architectural qualification) Architectural education is profoundly based on creativity understood as a “kind of disposition that fosters opening up new ways that encourages search and inquiry. The biggest potential of an architectural education is not being able to clearly define, or to frame, what architects are doing, it is actually the biggest opportunity that architectural education is providing for everybody. While architecture schools comply with the idea that their aim is indeed to teach how to design buildings, architects escape this definition to then constantly reinvent their professional role.