The think-tank model – structure and working methods

The think-tank model – structure and working methods

The project identifies three subtopics, or wicked problems, that will undergo investigation:
 
  1. Teaching Architectural Design and Professional Knowledge (TADPK)
  2. Sustainability
  3. Heritage
 
Three separate think tanks have been set up to deal with each wicked problem.
 
Each Think tank will, within the limitations of the budget and the project description, meet the challenge of defining the wicked problems, and establish a substantial focus and framework for their discussions:
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The European Association for Architectural Education (EAAE) and the Architect’s Council of Europe (ACE) are represented in all think-tanks. Moreover, participation and responsibilities are distributed among the eight participating institutions as follows:
 
Sustainability:
Heritage:
TADPK  
The think tanks will go directly into relevant architectural studios taking place at the participating schools. These have served as local “teaching laboratories” where innovative practices can be tested and developed. The activities are organized as different short-term intensive programmes hosted by the participating schools for pilot projects and discussions.  The think- tanks have arranged workshops (charrettes and staff training events) each spring term throughout the project period. 
 
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