Sergio M. Figueiredo, the initiator of an emerging design and research programme at TU Eindhoven and assistant professor of architecture history and theory, discusses the unique didactic qualities for learning architecture through curatorial practice.

17:15 – 18:15

Het Nieuwe Instituut
Museumpark 25
3015 CB Rotterdam


Free, but please register via the Tickets link.

At TU Eindhoven, students have been developing a renewed understanding of architecture. By curating and realizing architectural exhibitions, students not only investigate alternative modes of architecture scholarship, but also develop a better understanding of the power of architectural ideas and how these can be communicated to a broader audience. In his lecture, Sergio M. Figueiredo will discuss the way architecture exhibitions have been used to create their own architectural effects and critical reflections, as well as to represent architectural work. He will argue how, in Eindhoven, architecture exhibitions have become ideal venues for future architects to develop their own critical perspectives and foster a broader understanding of architecture, its conditions, and its effects. He will also present the latest plans for the emerging Curatorial Research Collective (CRC) in further connecting design practice and discourse through exhibitions and thus fostering a thoughtful, yet accessible, architectural conscience.

Matteo Basso will introduce the event and moderate the ensuing discussion.

Sergio M. Figueiredo

Sergio M. Figueiredo is an assistant professor of architecture history and theory at TU Eindhoven, where he is the research seminar coordinator for the unit of Architecture, Urban Design, and Engineering (AUDE). He also directs the newly established programme Curatorial Research Collective (CRC). Previously, Figueiredo completed a doctoral dissertation at UCLA, analysing the history and development of the Netherlands Architecture Institute (NAi), which was published recently by nai010 publishers under the title The NAi Effect: Creating Architecture Culture.

Wednesday Bite

After the lecture why not grab a bite to eat with the speakers and staff of Het Nieuwe Instituut? At 18.30 Het Nieuwe Café will serve soup with bread or a quiche with salad. Dinner vouchers are available for €7.50 up to a day before the particular Thursday Night event via the Tickets link or at the bar this evening.

Pop-in Expo: Eindhoven Eight Redux

From 2 until 7 May 2017 the pop-in expo Eindhoven Eight Redux will be on show in the foyer of Het Nieuwe Instituut. Eindhoven Eight is curated by Sergio M. Figueiredo and a group of students from TU Eindhoven under the banner of the fledgling research programme Curatorial Research Collective (CRC).