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Applied Collaborations

8th International Conference and Exhibition of the Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia

2-3 October 2015, Christchurch, New Zealand

Topic: Applied Collaborations

One of the most unique abilities that we have as human beings is to remember ideas, communicate them, and to build on ideas from others. This ability is called collective learning. Over the past two decades more than any other technical development in history digital media has boosted this capacity. Learning is no longer just about what we know as individual, but also about how we access information and how we share information with others. Today’s problems are being solved in teams, across and in-between disciplines and through collective learning processes. The new interest in integrative planning strategies such as adaptive – and user generated urbanism are key indicators of a shift in thinking. Effectively this shift requires new competencies and dissolves the traditional distinctions between teaching and learning.

On a global level this change is reflected in the emergence of an increasing number of alternative architectural education platforms. With multiple collaborators involved, their aim is to react to acute architectural, social and environmental demands, which expand beyond the limitations of institutional structures and the focus of assessment criteria for predefined outcomes.

Keynote Speaker: Colin Fournier

Proceedings (Download a PDF version): AASA 2015


Conference and Exhibition
CPIT – Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology

Corner Madras Street and St Asaph Street
CBD, Christchurch.

Friday, 2.10.15 9am – 5.30 pm
Saturday 3. 10.15 9.30am – 3 pm

Public Keynote
Thursday 1.10.15 6pm Public keynote to be held at 360 Tuam Street, Christchurch

Studio[]Christchurch Exhibtion Opening
Thursday 1.10.15 7.30 pm follwing the keynote at 360 Tuam Street, Christchurch

Conference Dinner
Friday 2.10.15 8pm Restaurant Orleans, Strangers Lane, 89 Lichfield St, Christchurch