While creating the society of wellbeing in western countries, a special attention is paid to education of the young generation. In search for democratization of society, educational architecture becomes one of the most relevant tools. It is quite a paradox that Lithuania, undergoing the post-colonial processes, still pays insufficient attention to architecture of its educational institutions, while at the same time declaring the aspirations for development of the wellbeing and democratic society. Contemporary educational systems are dissociated from spaces designated for such processes. Today, quality of a school building is mostly defined by the values of thermal resistance of its partitions. The essential hygiene of study spaces is a necessary, although just the initial step in the process. In order to actually realize transformations of educational spaces in a creative, rational and high quality manner, analysis of foreign experiences is a must.
This lecture series of the Architecture [Discussion] Fund is aimed to encourage the case practice studies of the old western democracies and evoke extensive discussions among experts in different areas. It is believed that lectures may attract the attention of architecture, education and public administration specialists responsible for development and transformations of educational spaces, as well as representatives of different communities.
Curators: Dolf Broekhuizen, Liutauras Nekrošius
Poster illustrator: Giedrius Bugenis
The talks are held at 8.00 p.m. at the National Art Gallery (NDG), Konstitucijos av. 22, Vilnius. Entrance is free of charge. The events are recorded and the videos are placed online at www.archfondas.lt.
The conversations are arranged in collaboration with VGTU Faculty of Architecture.