The theme of SNAF 2015 is
Architecture Is A Verb
- Innovation in architecture education
When cities grow, when climate changes, when people migrate, when demography changes, our human environment changes and architecture needs to change with it.
While SNAF 2014 focused on the scale and the speed of change, SNAF 2015 will focus on the role and contents of architectural education. When architecture changes, we need to innovate the way in which we construe it. We need to rethink the agency of architecture: what architecture does, how it interprets and how it shapes our future environments.
The starting point of this work must be to innovate the way in which we educate the architects who are going to design those future environments. How do we educate the next generation of architects to have relevant knowledge and skills, to renew the mandate of architecture and to have a meaningful and positive impact on our lives? Therefore, architecture to us is not merely objects of appreciation, but a series of creative, meaning-seeking actions leading us to define the future.
Architecture is a verb.
2015 Keynote speakers
ZHUANG Weimin / 庄惟敏
Dean of School of Architecture of Tsinghua University (China)
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President of School of Architecture of Tsinghua University, Professor, Supervisor of PHD Student;
President and Chief Architect of Tsinghua Architectural Design and Research Institute;
Editor in Chief of Community Design Magazine of Tsinghua University;
Master of National Exploration and Design Association;
Vice Chairman of Architect Brach of Architectural Society of China;
Senior Member of Councilor of Architectural Society of China;
Councilor of International Union of Architects (UIA), President of Professional Practice Committee of UIA
Fredrik Shetelig / 弗雷德里克•舍特里格
Dean at Faculty of Architecutre and Fine Arts of NTNU (Norway)
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Fredrik Shetelig, professor in architecture and dean at faculty of Architecture and Fine Art, director of Board at ZEB, NTNU. Shetelig is the initial “mover” for establishing TRANSark as a center where passion for teaching architecture combine with cutting edge research on learning processes. Shetelig is a former founder & partner of Pir II arkitektkontor.
弗雷德里克•舍特里格（Fredrik Shetelig）教授，挪威科技大学建筑与艺术学院院长。挪威国家零排放建筑研究中心理事长。挪威Pir II arkitektkontor事务所前创始合伙人。作为挪威科技大学建筑与艺术学院TRANSark中心的发起人，立足建筑教学情感结合尖端研究的学习进程。
Sixten Rahlff / 西克斯滕•拉尔夫
Partner 3RW architects, professor and pro dean at Bergen school of architecture.
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Sixten Rahlff – partner 3RW architects – professor and pro dean at Bergen school of architecture. Sixten had the position as Dean at the school from 2011 – 2013. Sixten Rahlff`s work at 3RW architects and his teaching at Bergen school of architecture is projects related comments on the continuous change of the Norwegian landscape. Always modified, altered and improved by cultural ambitions to improve local conditions and chances of survival. The current change from societies based on agriculture and fisheries, providing food, towards the service minded global hosts, providing adventure, constitutes the contemporary context at an increasing number of coastal communities. For a period of time, the two paradigms will probably both be quite real and coexist in the many soon-to-be-abandoned communities. The ambitions of projects interacting with this transformation should be to design in a way that connects these two images, not necessarily as conflicting ones, but as a continuous expression of “the cultivating Man” through program, form and tactility.
西克斯滕•拉尔夫（Sixten Rahlff）教授，卑尔根建筑学院副院长（2011年至2013年任院长）。挪威3RW architects事务所合伙人。其事务所的工作与卑尔根建筑学院的教学都是与挪威不断变化的景观有关的项目。这一景观随着改善生存条件与环境的地方文化雄心不断调整变化。当前的变迁则是从提供食材的农业渔业为基础的社会转化为提供探险猎奇的全球服务型社会，构成越来越多沿海社区的当代语境。在相当一段时期内，这两类范式或在一些日渐衰微的社区中同时存在。这些与这一转型互动的项目志在设计一种连接这两类图像的方式，未必一定冲突对立，而是形成一种通过程序计划、形式和触感“培育人”的持续表达。
LIU Kecheng / 刘克成
Dean of School of Architecture of XAUAT (China)
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Dean of School of Architecture, XAUAT
Director of Shaanxi Conservation Engineering Institute of Monuments and Sites
Co-Director of Heritage and Cultural Identity of UIA
First Chair of Docomomo China
Chief Architect of LKC Studio
Ole Möystad / 乌拉•莫伊斯塔德
Professor at Faculty of Architecutre and Fine Arts of NTNU (Norway)
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Ole Möystad has combined professional practice with academic research, writing and teaching, in a number of countries, for 25 years. He is now a professor in project- and real estate development at the Faculty of Architecture and Fine Arts, Norwegian University of Architecture and Technology. His particular research interest is to investigate the agency of architecture in producing sustainable and intelligent environments. Over the last 5 years he has investigated this topic by involving his master students working on cases of urban development in Xi’an.
Möystad is a founding member of the Urban Trigger Group within Centre for Real Estate and Facilities Management at the NTNU.
乌拉•莫伊斯塔德（Ole Möystad）教授，挪威科技大学建筑与艺术学院房地产与管理研究中心城市触发器项目（Urban Trigger Group）创建人。从业25年中在多个国家结合专业实践，从事教学与学术研究。致力于探讨生成可持续与智能城市环境的建筑学机制。近5年则就西安城市发展案例的硕士生项目开展这一课题。
WANG Xin / 王欣
Key teacher in Architecture eduction innovation in WANG Shu team of School of Architecture of China Academy of Art (China)
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Lecturer of School of Architecture, China Academy of Art
Founder of Arcadia Society
Chief of Garden Atelier
9月28日 / September 28
Architecture is a Verb - Innovation in Architectural Education
I. Understanding architecture as a human process of social interaction and reflection, rather than the mere production of static objects.
II. Our understanding of architectural education as the preparation of young people to serve, produce and develop this architecture - emphasizing the intrinsic relationship between research, practice and education.
论坛主持/ Host：刘克成 LIU Kecheng
开幕致辞/ Opening speech：刘克成 LIU Kecheng / Ole Moystad
主讲人：庄惟敏 ZHUANG Weimin
The Trend Architectural Education in China and The Open-ended Teaching of Architecture Design
主讲人：Carl Fredrik Lutken Shetelig
主旨报告二：TRANSark: investigations into architectural education as a transformative journey（易建——建筑教育革新之旅探求）
主讲人：Sixten Rahlff 西克斯滕•拉尔夫
主旨报告三：Integrating education and real life at the Bergen School of Architecture（卑尔根建筑学院：整合教育与生活）
主讲人：刘克成 LIU Kecheng
主旨报告四：自在具足 心意呈现 Design with Nature, Show Your Mind
主旨报告五：Learning, thinking and doing architecture（学做建筑）
主讲人：王欣 WANG Xin
互动环节/ Interactive Sessions
If you have any questions regarding the forum, do not hestitate to contact us:
The interaction between China and Norway in architecture can be dated back to the late 1980s. In 2011, while a group of students and teachers from the Faculty of Architecture and Technology in Trondheim, Norway, were working with their friends and colleagues at Xi’an University of Architecture and Technology in Xi’an, for the 20th year running, professors LIU Kecheng and Ole Möystad agreed to gather a few colleagues from both schools in the auditorium of XAUAT. The idea was to present to each other, and to the students, what the professors were doing when they were outside the lecture hall. The auditorium was filled up, and both students and professors were excited.
The event was repeated in 2012, now with a poster outside the school. The interest was growing.
In 2013 external key note speakers were invited.
In 2015 we are looking forward to a program of 3 days on the theme of innovation in architecture education. In addition to the conference day on September 28th, there will be two days of meetings and seminars on possible Sino-Norwegian collaborations on research and professional levels. The forum is becoming a FORUM.
The local XAUAT-NTNU forum grew in scope and got a name: Sino-Norwegian Architecture Forum, and in 2014 the audience included professionals and students from all over Xi’an. The crowd was too big for the auditorium, and 150 people were following the conference on a big screen outside the auditorium. The hosting institutions now included Design Community Magazine of Tsinghua University, which published a special issue on the speakers and the theme of the conference: Fast & Curious.
SNAF 2013 / click for more
SNAF 2014 / click for more
TOPIC: "Fast & Curious: Identifying Architecture in Fast Changing Cities".
Partner of Snohetta Design and Architecture, and director of Snohetta South East Asia division
Founding partner of Brendeland & Kristoffersen Architects.
Architect and partner at Superunion Architects
The founder and chief architect of Jiakun Architects.
Dean of School of Architecture, XAUAT, Director of Shaanxi Conservation Engineering Institute of Monuments and Sites, Chief Architect of LKC Studio. He is also the Director of Architectural Heritage
Committee in UIA Asian Pacific Section in 2009 and the First Chair of Docomomo China since 2013.
A young architect specialized in low-cost sustainable architectures in the northwest China and associate professor at XAUAT.