Developments in Higher Education in Europe and its impact on arts, architecture and design-University Lecture Series - Carnegie Mellon University

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Developments in Higher Education in Europe and its impact on arts, architecture and design

Thursday, April 4, 2013     |     4:30 pm, Porter Hall #100 (Gregg Hall)

Since the Bologna Declaration by 27 Minister of Education in Europe, the context and policy in higher education has been steadily changing. The talk will briefly introduce the important impact on education, research as well as the external branding in general, and then focus on the impact on the fields of arts, architecture and design. It will especially elaborate on developments in research (artistic research and research by design) and the changes this is triggering in the schools.

Johan Verbeke, PhD, MBA, joined Sint-Lucas School of Architecture (LUCA) in 1991 where he has had the position of Professor since 2004. From 2003 till 2009, he was the Head of the School. Since 2009 he became Director of Research. His main interests are CAAD, new technologies used for designing and teaching, and management processes in higher education. Recently, he started working on knowledge creation processes, especially in design disciplines. He is the creator and in charge of the Research training Sessions (RTS) program of Sint-Lucas School of Architecture. Johan was coordinator or partner of several international projects. He is author of many papers and editor of several books/proceedings in the field of Computer Aided Architectural Design and the field of Research by Design. He is vice-President (elect) of eCAADe (Education and Research in Computer Aided Architectural Design), project leader of EAAE (European Association of Architectural Education) and part of the editorial team of IJAC (International Journal for Architectural Computation) and JAR (Journal for Artistic Research). He was evaluator and reviewer in the European Framework for Research. Since 2011, he holds an Adjunct Professorship at RMIT, Melbourne, Australia and is since 2012 associated with Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. He currently coordinates an important EC research grant on Creative Practice Research ADAPT-r,  Architecture, Design and Art Practice Training-research.