International Conference „Architectural Practice and Education“

October 19, 2017 – October 20, 2017


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International Conference „Architectural Practice and Education“ is dedicated for the 95th anniversary of Architecture department of Architecture faculty at Vilnius Gediminas Technical University. A lot of work has been done in order to educate many generations of architects. Architecture department - architecture school has its own unique ,,face’’, educational principles. However, the situation is ever-changing, dynamic and is getting more and more globalized and it encourages to look for new educational forms and methods. The conference is dedicated not just to take a look at works of the past but also to share experience with other famous architecture schools and architecture practitioners. The tendencies of contemporary architecture evolution, artistic quality, creativity in practice and education is the object of this conference. That is a search, insights and predictions of a new look at architecture practice and educational links. More and more the gap can be sensed between architecture theory, academic studies and practice. Very often theoretical investigations, educational articles and thesis, dissertations stay in shelves and do not give any practical or academic benefit. So this conference raises such questions: what kind of connection should be between theoretical investigations and architectural practice? How should architectural practice and academic studies be connected? Does academic education of architects should be directed to training skills of craft or development of creative personality?

The aim of the conference - to investigate the problem of creativity in contemporary architecture practice and education, to set, identify main architectural studies principles, specifics and evolution. To supplement existing scientific research resources in contemporary architecture with relevant works to architects guild and academic society. To define teh place of contemporary architecture in time and space to highlight educational goals, priorities and methods. It is aimed to raise new concepts and visions that have not been named in art criticism so far and to provide perspective guidelines for possible application in architecture practice and architecture studies. At ease without complexes to form future directions of architecture design as genre. ,,Travel to the obscurity’’ that does not obey present logic sense when formulating new questions and aim that answers to them would form basic attitudes and would create assumptions for closer connection of goals between academic and practical architecture. To define original, not traditional type of architecture object that liberates potential creative powers. To provide the generation of architects that is using smart technologies with theoretical insights, for new lifestyle, that will create conditions for new opportunities and perceptions. It is aimed for metabolism of practical ideas and theoretical thought by widening discourse opportunities on international level and in academic community.