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Four autumn Mondays at CTU Faculty of Architecture will again belong to the November Talks lecture series. Subtitled "On Teaching", they will offer different perspectives of foreign personalities of architectural theory and practice on teaching. The series will be kicked off by Italian architect Pier Paolo Tamburelli on 13 November.

"The personalities who have accepted the invitation this year deal with education from different angles, from teaching aspiring architects, through the functioning of architecture schools to global issues. In addition to sharing experiences, they can also offer comparisons between teaching at foreign schools and teaching at our faculty," says Miroslav Pazdera, curator of this year's November Talks.

The theory of contemporary architecture as a discipline standing between gesture and space will be the subject of the opening lecture On Books, On Buildings by Pier Paolo Tamburelli. He is the head of the Department of Design Theory at the TU Vienna, the founder of the architectural magazine San Rocco, and the founder of the architectural practice baukuh., whose works include the House of Memory in Milan (2015) and the entrance pavilion of the Poretti Brewery in Induno Olona (2019), and which is currently designing, for example, the European Library in Milan.

The second Monday will present Floating University Berlin, which since 2018 has gradually evolved into a natural and cultural educational institution dealing with the future of architecture and the environment. In his lecture Learning with the Trouble, he will outline the formal and informal ways of teaching that take place at FU.

On the third Monday we will welcome architect, theorist and educator Dubravku Sekulić, head of the MA City Design programme at the Royal College of Art in London, who has long been concerned with the question of space as a key value determining the future shape of life. In her lecture she will focus on the issues and themes shaping the form of education for professionals and experts to address the spatial challenges of the global crises facing our planet.

The lecture series will close on the fourth Monday with Oliver Lütjens a Thomas Padmanabhan, founding partners of Lütjens Padmanabhan Architects and currently visiting professors at ETH Zurich, who see teaching together as a natural extension of their architectural practice. In the lecture titled Teaching Together they will talk about the shared creative process and the space of imagination.

November Talks will be held on the four Mondays starting 13 November, always at 18.30 - 13 November (Pier Paolo Tamburelli), 20 November (Floating University Berlin), 27 November (Dubravka Sekulić) and 4 December (Oliver Lütjens and Thomas Padmanabhan) - in lecture room 155 Gočár, Faculty of Architecture CTU, Thákurova 9, Prague 6.

The lectures in English are intended for the general public, admission is free and wheelchair accessible. The November Talks series has been supported by the Sto Foundation since 2006 and is held annually at six selected European schools of architecture.

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Ing. arch. Kateřina Rottová Ph.D.