Swiss young architect Pascal Flammer‘s lecture in The Scott Sutherland School hosted by AE Foundation.
Pascal Flammer studied architecture at the ETH Zurich, Lausanne, TU Delft and travelled extensively in Europe, South America as well as the Middle and Far East. He opened his practice in 2005 and has won several national and international awards. Pascal gained his experience through his time at Valerio Olgiati, where he worked from 1998 until 2005. He has taught at the Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio, the GSD at Harvard University and at the Sandberg Instituut in Amsterdam.
Foundation for Architecture & Education (AE Foundation): Our project begins with scholarship, not the detached obscure study of postmodern theory – but study that takes the discipline of architecture, historic and present, as its subject. Architectural education today places too great an emphasis on skills training and not enough on knowledge and understanding. Unfortunately the enlightened culture of education funded in parts by philanthropy and the state, and organised for the benefit of society as a whole has been replaced by a highly competitive market in teaching and learning in which students are ‘processed’ rather than educated. It is for this reason that we established the AE Foundation in May 2011, with the aim of raising the standard of architectural discourse by repositioning architecture as an intellectual pursuit of great cultural value. We remain independent and resolute.