Architectural Education in Different Contexts

Our Forth Multiplier Event on November 26th 2021 is titled ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION IN DIFFERENT CONTEXTS and it invites higher education policy makers of Architecture’s Afterlife partners’ five nations—Belgium, Croatia, England, Italy and Spain.  In this event, we will talk about how the partners’ schools organize their curricula, whether and how these schools include other programs besides architecture, the competences taught in architecture schools, what professions are ‘related’ to architecture, and the relationship between disciplinarity and interdisciplinarity in architecture curricula.     



Welcome: Carla Sentieri (Universitat Politècnica de València)



Introduction of Architecture’s Afterlife and Architects After Architecture: 

Harriet Harriss  (Royal College of Art)        



Latest Results of the Afterlife Survey on the Practice of Architecture (Related to Architecture flow)

Johan De Walsche  



Presentation on Architecture Curricula in Belgium, Croatia, England, Italy, Spain.  



Beth Hughes, Head of Programme, Architecture MA, Royal College of Art (England)

Dag Boutsen, Dean, KU Leuven Faculty of Architecture (Belgium)

Carla Bartolozzi, PhD, Dean, Collegio di Architettura, Politecnico di Torino (Italia)






Bojan Baletić, PhD, Dean, Faculty of Architecture, University of Zagreb (Croatia)

Iván Cabrera, PhD, Dean, Faculty of Architecture,Universitat Politècnica de València (Spain)






Final Remarks



Dag Boutsen 

Dag Boutsen just finished his third term as dean of the KU Leuven Faculty of Architecture with campuses in Brussels and Ghent.  Dag is a Belgian architect and has a lot of experience in co-creative design with projects in the Netherlands, France and Germany. His particular teamwork-experience has grown through 20 years of working with Lucien Kroll on numerous housing and school complexes developed through participatory workshops. The search for the right "spot" for the discipline of architecture, as one among the numerous other university disciplines is what keeps Dag going since 2009: the societal position, the research setting as well as the educational point. As a dean of a Faculty of Architecture belonging to one of the oldest, most research-based and internationally very high ranked universities in Europe and beyond, he considers the construction of this suited spot as his main duty. Together with numerous colleagues of his Faculty, he has been involved in actions related to the EAAE or EAAE-topics, both directly and indirectly. PhD-by design, CA²Re-conferences, ADAPT-r, ARENA, non-written research output, eCAADe, experimental curricula, multi-campus education, nomadic schools, European exchange, over-seas collaborations, international workshops, none of these are unfamiliar to Dag and his partners.


Beth Hughes

Beth Hughes is Head of Programme, Architecture MA, RCA. Educated in Australia, Beth graduated with first class Honours from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS) where she later taught. She worked for several design practices in Australia managing a variety of projects including the City of Sydney Public Library. In 2004 Beth joined the Office for Metropolitan Architecture, (OMA — Rem Koolhaas) in Rotterdam, where as an Associate she was responsible for projects in London (White City, BBC masterplan, Commonwealth Institute), Latvia (Riga Contemporary Art Museum, Riga Port City) and the Middle East (Al Faisaliah Riyadh, City in the Desert, Jebel Al Jais Mountain Resort). In 2009, after twelve years of professional experience, Beth joined as a partner at Point Supreme Architects in Athens, Greece. In 2011 sheBeth established her own practice, now based in London. Her work has been extensively published and awarded in several international competitions including Europan 10 Norway and the Nordic Built Challenge Denmark. Beth has taught design and history & theory at several universities including: the Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL), the University of Cambridge and the University of Syracuse.


Carla Bartolozzi

Carla Bartolozzi is the Dean, Collegio di Architettura, Politecnico di Torino (Italy). She is an architect and full Professor of Restoration at Politecnico di Torino, Department of Architecture and Design. Since 2018 She is the coordinator of the School of Architecture of the Politecnico di Torino. Between 1999 and 2018 She was founder and principal of Tetrastudio, an architectural firm based in Torino. During the years, with Tetrastudio She designed and e carried out several restoration projects in Italy. Carla is a member of the EAAE representing the Politecnico di Torino.  She is also a member of the Teaching Boards of the PhD in Architectural and Landscape Heritage and of the School of Specialization in Architectural and Landscape Heritage, at the Politecnico di Torino and Scientific Responsible of LabDia (Non Destructive Diagnostics Laboratory).


Bojan Baletić

Bojan Baletić is the Dean of the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Zagreb. Until recently he headed the PhD programme Architecture and Urban Planning (2017-2021). From 2006 to 2014 he was the Vice-Rector for Spatial development and interinstitutional cooperation at the University of Zagreb. He published many scientific and professional papers, led many national and international research projects, currently heading two Horizon 2020 at the Faculty of Zagreb. He is the author of architectural, urban and multimedia projects as well. He is a member of the Croatian Academy of Technical Sciences and a member of the Croatian Delegation for collaborating with UNESCO as well as the Board for Renovation of the Croatian Government. He is a member of the Croatian cluster of creative and cultural industries as well as the member of the Partner council of Zagreb Agglomeration.


Ivan Cabrera i Fausto

Ivan Cabrera i Fausto graduated in Architecture in 1998 at Universitat Politècnica de València (Polytechnic University of Valencia) and earned his PhD in Advanced Analysis of Design of Structures and Foundations in the same institution in 2016. In 1999 he got a position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Continuum Mechanics and Theory of Structures of the Universitat Politècnica de València (Polytechnic University of Valencia) and four years later became Tenured Professor in the aforementioned department, being nowadays on active service. In 2010 he was Visiting Professor at the Illinois Institute of Technology at Chicago. Moreover he has taught as guest lecturer in institutions such as the Universitetet i Stavanger (Norway), the Politecnico di Milano (Italy), the Yildiz Teknik Üniversitesi (Turkey), the Technische Universiteit Eindhoven (Netherlands) or the Universidad Autónoma de Encarnación (Paraguay). In 2012 he became Academic Advisor of the Higher Technical School Architecture and four years later he became Director of this school, being nowadays on active service after being reelected in 2020. From 2013 to 2016 he was member of the European Association for Architectural Education Council (EAAE). In 2013 he was awarded the Docent Excellence Prize by the UPV Social Council and the Education, Culture and Sport Department of the Valencian Regional Government. He coordinates his teaching responsibilities with his professional practice in his studio at his home town. Some of his projects have been published by specialized journals.