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About the Need for Beauty


The lecture will deal with aesthetics in design, one of the core values of the New European Bauhaus. This topic is nowadays a little bit neglected. We the need to reflect on beauty in architecture and the importance of cultivating the Fine Arts in education.


Regional winners of International VELUX Award 2022 

This exhibition shows the 10 regional winners of the International VELUX Award 2022. They have been elected by a jury of renowned architects from over 500 daylight projects submitted by students from 211 different schools of architecture in 63 countries. The International VELUX Award for students of architecture challenges students to explore the theme of daylight – to create a deeper understanding of this ever-relevant source of energy, light, and life.

You can see the full list of the elected winners and their projects here.

Every second year since 2004, the VELUX Group has invited students of architecture to participate in the International VELUX Award. The award seeks to challenge the students to explore the role of daylight in architecture and inspire new thinking. The aim of the award is to engage with students of architecture about how to use sunlight and daylight as main sources of energy and light and how to ensure health and well-being of the people who live and work in buildings.

The award is global and open to any registered student of architecture backed by a teacher from a school of architecture. The total prize money is up to 30,000 Euro. The jury, comprising internationally renowned architects, will award a number of prize winners and honourable mentions.

The International VELUX Award is a competition for students of architecture that runs every second year. Since the launch in 2004, it has grown into the largest competition of its kind with students from 800 schools, from 130 countries of all continents, submitting more than 6,000 projects on the award theme “Light of Tomorrow”.

International VELUX Award 2022 is arranged in close collaboration with the International Union of Architects (UIA) and acknowledged by the following educational organizations: The European Association for Architectural Education, The American Institute of Architecture Students, the Architectural Research Centers Consortium, and the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.


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10:00-11:00 Keynote Lecture by CARMEN PINÓS

Carme Pinos: Thoughts that Accompany Me

Carme Pinós will present the philosophy that underlies her projects and how her concerns about the social responsibility involved in architecture are reflected in each of her works.

11:00-11:30 Conversation between Carmen Pinós and Manuel Blanco

Session 1. Participatory Designs

+ The Great Game: defining architectural design as collective practice

+ Inclusive methods in architectural and strategic planning

+ Participatory Planning for Post Industrial Sites in Sibiu

+ Co-creating urban commons through community-engaged pedagogies

+ Participatory methods in the education of architects

Session 2. Facing the large-scale

+ The Skopje Project – Building the “World City”

+ Isn’t it about time for ‘Abbauhaus’?

+ Designing with the Landscape

+ Thoughts on “Mugla Transcripts In/On Disasters:Forest Fires”Exhibition

+ Towards a new European Landscape: countryside as an ecosystem model

Session 3. Social and ecological sustainability

+ Co-designing the urban energy transition in Sweden

+ The Question of Housing in the scope of NEB goes South (NEBgS)

+ A Multidisciplinary design education facing Climate change

+ Integration of collective knowledge into simulative urban modelling

+ The future of dwelling: urban co-housing in the time of climate change

Session 4. Equality Through Design

+ The Frankfurt Kitchen: a case study for a New Bauhaus and Education

+ Challenges in achieving gender equality in architecture

+ Gendered Bodies. Feminist Approaches to Spatial Design

+ Inclusive permeable environments for 3 schools in Mantua, Italy

+ The need to incorporate the architecture right into academia

Session 5. Old Lessons and New Challenges

+ Manifesto: contemporary housing. An interpretation of the Bauhaus idea

+ New and old Bauhaus: what is going on in modern architecture ?

+ Envisioning a New European Bauhaus Stage

+ How Bauhaus was globally influential?

Session 6. New frontiers for the New Bauhaus

+ Internationalism and Inclusion in the Old Bauhaus

+ Critical inroads: Towards a “European-African Bauhaus”

+ Bauhaus Revisited:The Human Body as a Tool in Architectural Education

+ Commoning practices in data-driven society & architecture education

+ Proximity Between Radical and Utopian Imagination : A Paradigm Shift

Main Conference HallModerated by Dag Boutsen

Future of Architects’ Profession

A conversation will be established between distinguished guests about the profession of architecture and the future that awaits it. Among other topics, there will be a debate on interconnected Europe, architecture as a mindset, Bologna, competent authorities, inclusivity as a NEB-component and lifelong learning.


OYA ATALAY FRANCK (President of European Association for Architectural Education, EAAE)

SHARON HAAR (President of the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, ACSA)

RUTH SCHAGEMANN (President of the Architects’ Council of Europe, ACE)

DUBRAVKO BACIC (Architects’ Council of Europe, ACE)

MICHAEL MONTI (Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, ACSA)

THOMAS VONIER (International Union of Architects, IUA. Former President)

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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.


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Keynote Lecture by CARME PIGEM

Session 7. Learning from professional practice

+ Digital Craft: A Contemporary Bauhaus Model from Design through Build

+ Integrating SD indicators into a BIM of a factory heritage site

+ Reconstructing immersive spaces by contemporary 3D scanning workflows

+ Architectural Education: Between the Discipline and the Profession

+ Reflections on Starchitecture and what comes next…  

+ An anthology for the invisible beyond architecture

Session 8. Challenges in Design Curriculum

+ About education in architecture: visual spaces of change

+ Project Management processes in the work of the Architectural Students

+ Living archives: the NFF Archive as an Architectural Analysis tool

+ Training Doctoral Supervisors in Artistic Research

+ Learning from the Bauhaus: imagining new Schools of Architecture

+ Heritage Studies in Architectural Education. Case of Ukraine at Time of War.

Session 9. New Conceptual Frames

+ A New Aesthetic For A New Bauhaus

+ Towards the 3rd architectural Digital Turn

+ Spatial Conditions of Collectivity in the South-European Context

+ Positioning research in architecture: problem-oriented methodologies

+ The contribution of mutualist associations towards a New European Bauhaus

+ Time as the Immaterial Structure of Architectural Education

Conference Room (3rd floor)


Admittance: Only full members who have paid their annual contribution until 30 June 2022 have voting right at the General Assembly. Per member school only one official representative can be registered and participate in the Assembly. Associated members can participate but are not entitled to vote. New members can register and will be eligible to vote after the approval of their membership in the GA.

Proxy: Each full member institution can be represented by a proxy holder who has to be the official representative of a full member institution. Each official representative can hold up to four proxies in addition to the vote of his/her own member institution. If you want to give proxy, please fill in the proxy form before 22 August 2022.

Quorum: Quorum is established by the participation or representation of one third of the full members at the General Assembly. Decisions are made by simple majority of the full members present or represented.

For questions, please contact secretariat@eaae.be


During the weekend (September 3 and 4) we have planned a trip to the historic city of Logroño, where the Concéntrico Festival is being held. In addition, we will visit interesting places, such as Frank Gehry’s work in El Ciego and the world heritage monastic complex of San Millan Yuso and Suso.

We will do the trip from Madrid and back by bus, including the different outings. You can find detailed information on this link.