The engagement brings together design studios, theoretical courses and research that all consider architectural craftsmanship as the driving force behind design. The focus is on how different "forms of making" can address complex and pressing spatial-social issues. To this end, architectural craftsmanship merges thinking, producing, and making in an interchangeable way.
In this mindset, making is approached as a method of better understanding the world, with the manner and process of making being central. The topics and themes within the engagement enable one to (re)consider how the knowledge provided by architectural craftsmanship can contribute to this. Craftsmanship is thereby present throughout the design-thinking process and fuels architectural discourse and criticism around three strands: understanding and contextualising craftsmanship, craftsmanship as methodology, and craftsmanship in materiality, detail and construction.
Curator Craftsmanship 2023-2024, Faculty of Architecture KU Leuven
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