The aim of the association is to spread the idea of built environment education and provide insight into its theory and methodology: beside practical workshops we also highlight the dialogue with our professional audience. Our members frequently take part in national and international conferences, or organize professional symposiums and conferences aiming to exchange professional experience, to introduce fresh theoretical and practical results, and to help networking Hungarian professionals.
Professional development event for built environment educators
Our first professional development event took place in the Budapest Art Hall (Műcsarnok) in October 2011, within the framework of the Month of Architecture event series. The goals of the event included mapping the network of Hungarian professionals and organizations involved in the field of built environment education, learning about national practices, and assessing the development needs and opportunities in the field.
The program of this one-day event comprised a presentation on methodology and a round table discussion where we asked the participants to seek answers to the following questions: What are the goals of built environment education? Why is it important that students encounter this subject in school? How can we bring up the topic of the built environment in class, for example in math, physics, Hungarian language and literature, or even foreign language classes?
‘The City Is Yours’ symposium
From May 30 through June 1, 2014, we organized a professional symposium on pedagogy at the Pécs Cultural Center entitled ‘The City Is Yours’. The event was meant primarily for educators and architects from the cities covered by the individual volumes of our book series, ‘The City Is Yours’: Pécs, Eger, Sfântu Gheorghe, Budapest, Brașov, and Paks. The goals of the symposium were to provide an opportunity to exchange experiences, to offer methodology training, promote community building, and strengthen professional relationships across borders. We would like to establish long-term cooperation between the organizations and institutions, within and beyond the borders of Hungary, that offer programs based on the city guide series, and between the educators and schools that utilize the publications in the classroom.
Find out more about the ‘City Is Yours’ symposium for professionals here.
Partner: Pécs Cultural Centre
Sponsor: National Cultural Fund of Hungary