Conference and exhibition «Unausgesprochenes Wissen / Unspoken Knowledge / Le (savoir) non-dit».
19-21 June 2023 | ETH Hönggerberg, Stefano-Franscini Platz 5, Zürich
Tacit knowledge is a key characteristic of architecture culture.
It plays a central role in the conception, design, construction, and appropriation of buildings and cities. It characterizes architectural education, distinguishes the cultures of design offices and typifies the collaborations between different actors, including craftsmen, engineers, and architects.
Despite the central role of tacit knowledge, our understanding of it remains limited. Research into tacit architectural knowledge has only recently gained momentum and its specificities still need further exploration. Questions as: What are the roles of tacit knowledge in architecture culture? How does it complement other forms of knowledge? And How does it construct cooperative communities across disciplines? still await more nuanced answers.
Against this background, the ITN ‘Communities of Tacit Knowledge: Architecture and Its Ways of Knowing’ convenes a three-day international conference and exhibition at ETH Zürich, that aims to explore the key role of tacit knowledge in architecture culture.
Elke Krasny, Professor for Art and Education, Academy of Fine Arts Vienna
Harry Collins, Distinguished Research Professor, Cardiff University
Institute for the History and Theory of Architecture (gta)
Chair for the History and Theory of Urban Design, Prof. Tom Avermaete
Contact: Laura Trazic