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Press kit - Press release - Launching of a new school of architecture in Lyon, France - Confluence Institute for Innovation and Creative Strategies in Architecture

Launching of a new school of architecture in Lyon, France

Lyon, France

Confluence Institute for Innovation and Creative Strategies in Architecture

Paris, France, 2014-04-27 - The Confluence is a new alternative school based on architecture and research in Lyon, France : international, collaborative, a place for experimentation. The Confluence: an educational approach that is open, alternative, collaborative and innovative.
The Confluence proposes:
• To construct an unparalleled understanding of architecture at the intersection of disciplines,
• To cross prospective and experimental visions,
• To create an appetite for engagement,
• To generate unforeseen alternatives,
• To resist the uniformity of production and imposed standards,
• To question and go beyond the implicit limits of architecture in order to create unimaginable opportunities.


Anchored in the economy of the world, the Confluence is a site of synergies, a site of hybridization.
Architects, critics, artists, thinkers, philosophers, film-makers, scientists, engineers and manufacturers work together to share knowledge and discoveries. Without stylistic prejudice or ideology, a diversity of cultures, knowledge and practices makes it possible to develop ideas and projects in order to imagine all that is possible.
Intuition, analysis, confrontation, reaction, beginnings, destabilization, emulation, convergence – the Confluence.

FOUNDERS:

Odile Decq - Architect Urbanist, Paris
Philippe Barrière - Architect Teacher, Quebec
Matteo Cainer - Architect Curator, Paris/London
Sony Devabhaktuni - Architect Researcher,, Paris /Lausanne
Jean-Christophe Quinton - Architect Teacher, Paris

ADVISORY BOARD:

Hitoshi Abe
Beatriz Colomina
Sir Peter Cook
Cynthia Davidson
Peter Eisenman
Kristin Feireiss
Anna Heringer
Dominique Hervieu
Francine M.J. Houben
Sarah Ichioka
Irina Korobina
Anupama Kundoo
Xiangning Li
Kent Martinussen
Eric Owen Moss
Antoine Picon
Monica Ponce de Leon
Jacques Sautereau
Aaron Sprecher
Kazuo Sejima
Carin Smuts
Benedetta Tagliabue
Georges Teyssot
Martha Thorne
Sarah Whiting

The curriculum at Confluence is organized around five thematic fields – Neuroscience, New technologies, Social Action, Visual Art, and Physics – taught in transversal and non-hierarchical ways and structured around contemporary questions that respond to social concerns. Students are given the autonomy to construct their own research programs based upon their specific preoccupations.

POST–MASTER

Post-Master - Odile Decq
- Towards the Horizon - Prospective research for envisioning future human ways of living and the architect’s role for tomorrow.

Post-Master - Peter Cook
- Enjoy the enthusiasm of Peter Cook’s teaching - Life, Style and the city… meaning: ideas - things - your take on the future.

STUDIOS

Studio - Philippe Barrière
- Information technology- A new paradigm shift to rethink planning and architecture. ‘Impossibilities in question or the questioning of possibilities’.

Studio - Matteo Cainer
-Protesi- Redefining Urban Dysfunctions: Recovering, connecting and implementing new hybrid and experimental environments.

Studio - Jean-Christophe Quinton
- Non-permanent architecture: a seasonal, evolving design.

SEMINARS AND COURSES

Thinking Architecture through Drawings and Models        
Between Art and Architecture
Society and the City        
Mapping Landforms: A Geography of the City
Critical History of Architectural Theory  
Material Imagination, Desire and Innovation in Architecture    
Thinking through Making
Exploring Structural Systems
Construction Management
Philosophical Investigations in Architecture
Narrating Architecture
Urban Strategies for Living Together
Ethics/Aesthetics
Imaging architecture and visual Culture    
Digital Representation, Experimentation and Fabrication
Energy Design Strategies
Communication Strategies

CREATIVE MAKER SPACE


Aaron Sprecher-Director McGill LIPHE Research Laboratory
An experimental environment with unique digital manufacturing technologies for architectural design.

ADMISSIONS ARE OPEN NOW FOR THE FALL

www.confluence.eu
ccontact@confluence.eu 
Tel: +33661449369

You can also find us on:
Linkedin, Instagram (confluence_arch)

facebook.com/Confluence.Architecture
twitter.com/Confluence_Arch

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