Growing interactions between physical and digital spaces have deeply revolutionized architecture and these multifaceted changes need to be taken into account in current and future architecture education.

For 100 years now, the trajectory of the Bauhaus School of Architecture and Design has been revealing the importance of a simultaneous evolution of education and architecture. Celebrating the Bauhaus centenary, IAAC has decided to revisit this issue organizing a round table discussion on May 10th. 

How architectural education adapt to current challenges? Areti Markopoulou – Academic Director at IAAC – Vicente Guallart – Co-Founder of IAAC and Chief Architect of Barcelona 2010-2014 – Martha Thorne – Dean in the architecture school at IE University in Madrid and Executive Director of the Pritzker Prize, and Robyn Healy – Head of the RMIT‘s School of Fashion and Textiles – will be tackling this issue at the occasion of a “Rethinking Architecture Education 100 Years after Bauhaus” round table. Dealing with the challenges brought about by globalization, climate change and digital revolution when constructing cities, this round table aims at assessing the revolution of architecture while addressing the new challenges and opportunities it will bring for architecture education in the future.

Long-lasting reference in the field of architecture and design, the Bauhaus School was created to combine the education of art and technics during the second industrial revolution. Its influence deeply impacted architecture and urbanism throughout the following decades. This round table discussion will essentially focus on the new methods and approaches allowing architects to construct buildings and cities which use all the cultural, social and technologic potential of our time.