2016 Spring Conference

Announcements and Deadlines

05/26 - Future events announced: See you in Cincinnati November 2-4, 2016 and in Portland, Oregon May 17-20, 2017!

This coming year, under the theme of "Visioning and Re-Visioning," will be an exciting opportunity to explore the ways in which pedagogical innovation and cutting edge design impact and influence each other. Great cities are often the spawning ground for dramatic educational innovation and revolutionary ideas about the facilities in which people learn. We will explore this tendency through history as well as in current examples. CAE members and participants will be able to evaluate the difference between what in educational design represents a passing trend versus the elements of learning spaces that are of lasting value. As we renew or replace our own educational facilities, we need to create settings where pedagogy can continue to evolve in effective ways.

Join Us In Berlin!

Building on the lessons learned in Detroit and New Orleans last year, our Spring Conference will convene in Berlin, Germany to look at places for learning in the midst of a city that has been undergoing a dramatic transformation for over two decades. We will view the stunning rebirth of a reunified city through the lens of educational design, both contemporary work and key monuments of progressive thinking throughout the 20th century. Highlights of the tours will include the recently restored Trade Union School in Bernau, designed by Hannes-Meyer of Bauhaus fame; the Berlin Free University, planned by Candilis Josic Woods in the 1960’s in post-war divided Berlin with a recent library addition by Norman Foster; the Academy of the Jewish Museum by Daniel Libeskind; a stunning series of interactive interventions at Erika-Mann Grundschule School conceived interactively by elementary students, and interior design students (of Baupiloten) under the directions of Susanne Hofmann. We will also gather at the newly completed and widely published Fellow Pavilion at the American Academy, designed by Barkow Leibinger. Berlin is also the jumping off point for many other centers for education and culture: keep tuned for add-on day trip to Dessau (Bauhaus). This will be an opportunity to meet local educators, architects and experts in the inner workings of this complex and lively metropolis.

2016 Spring Conference Planning Committee:
Claire Gallagher | David Hurley | Florian Dreher | Thomas Krueger | Thomas Arnold | John Dale



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