5. 7-9 May 2014. Faculty of Architecture of Wroclaw University of Technology
On 7-8 th of May 2014 there will be a meeting held by Faculty of Architecture of Wroclaw University of Technology. The programme of seminar will be focused on showing Partners: cities’ vibrant history and heritage, urban problems and issues, revitalisation of chosen districts, initiatives and organizations helping young graduates at finding employment and promoting architecture, VET activates on University and outside, support from academics towards youngest part of society and events aiming at activation of local communities.
The seminar will start with „Old City Walk” including visit to: St. Elizabeth Church, Market Square, City Hall, “Solny” Square, Office building designed by Hanz Poelzig in 1911 r. on Łaciarska 3 St., Kameleon – designed by Erich Mendelsohn. It aim on showing one of the oldest part of the city with a highlight on its Polish, Czech, Prussian, Jewish and German (among others) heritage and development under different administrations. Planned “Modern and Contemporary Wroclaw” meeting, taking into account Centenial Hall, Four Domes Pavilion, WUWA world’s exhibition site, Market Hall, Water Power Plant, Kosciuszki Square, Renoma and its expansion, Capitol and its expansion and Sky Tower as well as visit to Contemporary Musuem, will be elaboration on cities’ problematic and development during modern and contemporary period.
Open International Symposium “Supporting Graduates of Architectural and Building Professions in their Entrance into the Labor Market”, held in the Lowersilesia Chamber of Architects headquarters on Wróblewskiego 18, the meeting with representatives of local and regional authorities, press, tutors, students, members of local organizations and initiatives and journalists, will be summing up and closing this Leonardo project. It will start with presentations of outcomes, conclusions and achievements of partnership. We will elaborate on our effects and publications, like: Report of Good Practice, Interactive Map of Initiatives and Practice Manual. After speeches form partnership members, there are planned several statements from representatives of organizations and initiatives starting form “Krzywy Komin” – the Professional Development Center focused on VET training connected to art, crafts and design, followed by “Łokietka 5” an organization concentrated on Revitalisation of Nadodrze district in Wroclaw, working with local community, students and elderly. We will have also opportunity to learn about architectural competition within the FA of WrUT on Energy-active architecture, as well as about Lower Silesian Festival of Science with workshops for youngest on architectural issues. The promotion of architecture in the region as well as architect’s best works will be presented by Association of Polish Architects department Wroclaw in their held yearly Architectural Festival DOFA. We are hoping for presentation on architecture for homeless, project researching possibilities of use of paper as a building material and aiming at preventing homelessness. The meeting will be closed by statements from local authorities, chairmen of Convent – Social Council of FA WrUT and authorities of FA WrUT.
During the meeting at headquarters of FA WrUT at Prusa 53/55, our guests will have an opportunity to see the work of 3D scanning and historic conservationlaboratories, 3D printers workshops, as well as student exhibitions. Afterwards a series of lectures and meeting with students is planned, starting form international practices experience, continuing with presentations from members of partnership. We hope that our students will take this opportunity to learn about VET and ways of developing their future professional carrier.