Multiplier Events

The activities related to the project management were organised upon and around five milestones which were the 5 previewed project Meetings. These meetings played a very important role for the project as they had four main tasks.

  1. To evaluate the work done.
  2. To elaborate programs of action, amendments of processes, and further organise working groups and themes.
  3. To consider the financial situation of the project.
  4. To generate ideas, to exchange information and experiences, to elaborate new proposals and actions.

These meetings had the character of workshops. They had a two-day duration and took place in partner institutions by rotation. They were organised after the end or after a significant phase of the development of intellectual outcomes in order to better contribute to the planning of the next steps or activities and to evaluate those who have being completed. A part of the meeting were open to the local academics and professionals in order to facilitate the impact of the project to the local partners institutions and to enlarge the exchange of ideas and views.

The archi.med.es project developed teaching and learning approaches and curricula structures responsive to the local particularities of MEDES Countries. This development was done in collaboration with professional architects already involved in architectural practice. The key notion to arrive at this objective was the notion of the profile. The profile of a graduate architect is a target for architectural education. Without knowing its characteristics we cannot reach this target. So the definition of the profile is of fundamental importance.

A profile is defined by three main structural elements:

  • “savoir”(what someone knows)
  • “savoir faire” (what someone knows to do) and
  • “savoir être” (how someone is thinking or knows how to be).

In order to formulate this profile we defined what a graduate architect must know, what s/he will be able to do and how s/he must think. To answer this question we elaborated how academics (the persons who educate architects) consider these three profile characteristics, what the professionals (they who employ graduates, collaborate with them) expect from them and  last what  society and other bodies expect from architects in the geographical area of the project.