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Staff Research Seminar

The Changing Shape of Practice | Research in Practice: Aims, Strategies, Findings, Deliveries, Spin-offs


Prof. Dr. Michael U. Hensel

Wednesday 07 September 2016


Boardroom, AHO

The seminar will focus on the research undertaken in the 'Changing Shape of Practice' project with emphasis on the aims, strategies, findings, deliveries and spin-offs.

These reflections will additionally be linked to research stratregies and pathways between practice and academia as pursued by the RCAT | ACDL group.

This seminar is meant for staff members that are interested in the subject matter and in developing related research strategies and approaches.


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The Changing Shape of Practice Seminar

29 September 2016

DogA - The Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture

Institutions and organizations like DogA, AHO and NTNU, have unified the professions of design and architecture. Using relevant knowledge, methods and tools from both fields have become increasingly important. This is based on the believe that the professions have more in common than what is typically utilized today. The ability to rapidly compile and use new knowledge has emerged as a crucial competence to deal with the increasingly complex challenges and requirements both professions are facing. How do practices acquire the ability to do so? The seminaristic dinner meeting at DoGA marks the beginning of the conversation on the topic bringing 25 designers and architects together in this effort. The aim is to follow this up by a series of round table discussions at DoGA during 2017 and to bring more key players into the discussion.

Tor Inge Hjemdal [Director Architecture, DogA], Benedicte Wildhagen [DogA], Billie Faircloth [Kieran Timberlake], Eli Synnevåg [Snøhetta], Kristian Edwards [Snøhetta], Sofia Martins da Cunha [Snøhetta, AHO], Gregg Pasquarelli [SHoP Architects], Jonas Runberger [White Architects], Bjørn Gunnar Staal [Void], Anders Næro Tangen [Void], Ole Gustavsen [Rector, AHO], Rachel Troy [Vice-Rector, Institute Leader IDE, AHO], Prof. Dr. Andrew Morrison [Director Centre for Design Research, AHO], Prof. Dr. Michael U. Hensel [Director Research Centre for Architecture and Tectonics, AHO], Prof. Dr. Birger Sevaldson [IDE, AHO], Prof. Søren Sørensen [Director Advanced Computational Design Laboratory, AHO], Defne Sunguroglu Hensel [Research Fellow Architecture, AHO], Manuela Aguirre Ulloa [Research Fellow Design, AHO].



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14 September 2016

University of Florence

GeCO - Geomatics for Environment and Conservation of Cultural Heritage Laboratory

15-00 Presentation of GeCO Lab

15-15 Presentation of GeCO works by Associate Professor Dr. Grazia Tucci

16-00 Presentation pf Case Studies

17-00 Planning of 3d Survey of Lamole by Valentina Bonora



ANCIENT AND MODERN LAMOLE: from traditional to high quality agricultural practices in a changing landscape

13 September 2016

University of Florence

Department of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Systems

Via San Bonaventura 13, Florence, Italy

Seminar Venue: Aula Magna, Scuola di Agraria, Piazzale delle Cascine 18, Florence, Italy

This seminar marks the starting point of the collaboration between UniFI and AHO with focus on researching terraced landscapes in Italy.

09-00 Prof. Francesco Ferrini (UniFI)
Greetings from the President of the School of Agriculture, University of Florence

09-15 - 09-25 Prof. Federico Preti (UniFI)
Introduction to the Seminar

09-25 - 09-40 Dr. Paolo Sottani (major of Greve in Chianti, Firenze)
Greetings and welcome to the Chianti region

09-40 - 09-55 Dr. Gennaro Giliberti (Tuscany Region, office of Agriculture and Zootechnics Productions)
Viticulture and landscape in Tuscany

09-55 - 10-40 PhD. Andrea Dani and PhD. Enrico Guastini (UniFI)
Hydrology and stability of terraces

10-40 - 11-00 Coffe break

11-00 - 11-45 Prof. Dr. Michael U. Hensel (The Oslo School of Architecture and Design)
Embedded architectures - a new alliance between the natural and the man-made environments

11-45- 12-15 Prof. Mauro Agnoletti (UniFI)
Agricultural terraces in central Italy: modern challenges for a traditional practice.

12-15 - 12-45 PhD. Marco Napoli, prof. Simone Orlandini (UniFI)
Agroclimatic impacts of land setting and agronomic management of vineyards

12-45 - 13-15 Paolo Socci (owner of “Fattoria di Lamole”)
A future for “Antico Lamole”?

13-15 - 13-30 Prof. Daniele Penna (UniFI)
Discussion and question time

An additonal session will take place on 14 September 2016.

Seminar Venue: UniFI, Department of Agricultural, Food and Forestry Systems

Via San Bonaventura 13, Florence, Italy

10-00- 12-30 Prof. Mauro Agnoletti (UniFI)
The Italian Rural Landscape - Conservation Policies and International Framework


Holmsbu Seminar: What constitutes Knowledge in Architecture?

Seminar Venue: Holmsbu Bad, Holmbu, Norway

Participants: Prof. Mark Burry, Prof. Peter Carl, Helen Castle, Prof. Dr. David Leatherbarrow, Prof. Dr. Branko Kolarevic,

Prof. Dr. Michael U. Hensel, Defne Sunguroglu Hensel, Dr. Inger Lise Syversen, Prof. Dr. Birger Sevaldson, Jeffrey P. Turko