The fourth international sesquiannual conference of the aae took place from 6 – 9 Sept 2017 at Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, UK, with the theme Architecture Connects: Strategies for the co-production of architectural knowledge.
The conference set out to expand the communities of practice in architectural education that were established by previous aae conferences by developing the lively discourse that took place around the themes of social engagement, live projects and design research. The conference was organised in collaboration with Live Projects Network, designbuild Xchange, SEED Network, Centre for Public Interest Design, Design Corps, and db Exchange – international networks who share these concerns. These connections will expand the aae community and promote the quality, relevance and diversity present in this area of contemporary architectural education.
The overall theme “Architecture Connects” was chosen to enable exploration of ways to create positive dialogue and collaboration between architectural educators, students, practitioners, researchers, educational bodies, local communities and other disciplines. By viewing architectural education as a linchpin between universities and society, the conference mission is to improve communication and contribute new knowledge that is of mutual benefit to all parties.
For more details visit the conference website.
To read the proceedings, click here (172MB, PDF).
For photographs from the conference, click here.