Next Thursday May 28th, I will be presenting the paper in coauthorship with Antti Ahlava “X-ing Disciplines from Architecture. The Case of Aalto ARTS“, at the International Conference on Teaching Innovation JIDA’15 (III Workshop on Educational Innovation in Architecture), to be held at the School of Architecture in Barcelona (ETSAB) from May 25th to May 29th. The contribution is part of the conference field related to the relationship between professional practice and university teaching.


The Group for Educational Innovation and Logistics in Architecture (GILDA) organizes in collaboration with the Institute of Educational Sciences (ICE-UPC), the R+D competitive Project of the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness “E-learning 3.0 in the teaching of architecture”, and within the Erasmus project+2014 “Confronting Wicked Problems: Adapting Architectural Education to the New Situation in Europe”, the third workshop for Educational Innovation in Architecture (JIDA’15) which will take place on the 25, 26, 27, 28 and 29 of May 2015 at the ETS of Architecture of Barcelona.

The JIDA workshop has as its aim the divulgation and exchange of experiences on educational innovation in the context of graduate and postgraduate studies in the fields of architecture and urbanism. The purpose of the JIDA workshop is to improve the quality of teaching and learning in higher education taking into account the uniqueness of these fields of knowledge.

In particular, this third edition is based on the debate between two important educational environments: the academic and the professional one. The link between learning methodologies and the consolidation process of the knowledge on the discipline that the student is taking in throughout their studies must be contrasted with the professional practice of our architects, the job market and the socio-economic context in which our society is involved in. That is why the purpose of this workshop aims to focus not only on the discussion of educational methodologies, but especially in its effectiveness to ensure a good traineeship which will allow the future architect to adequately address the challenges posed by society.

In this discourse, and in front of these two realities, the academic and the professional, the elaboration of an appropriate portfolio or curriculum seems to be fundamental, understanding it as a key element that should link both areas. That is the reason why this congress will dedicate a significant part of its attention to this document.

You can view and download the full program of the conference here.