Summer Institute
Re-enacting Tacit Knowledge: Re-enacting Tacit Knowledge: 20th Century Architecture Summer Schools

Veranstalter: TACK / Communities of Tacit Knowledge with the HNI and ETH
Datum: Montag, 6. September 2021 bis Freitag, 17. September 2021
Ort: Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, NL

Summer School

Re-enacting Tacit Knowledge: 20th Century Architecture Summer Schools

Date: 6-17 September 2021
Location: Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, NL

During the twentieth century, some of the most interesting experiments in architectural education developed outside traditional institutions, within collaborative international summer schools. In 2021, ‘Re-enacting Tacit Knowledge’ will use these seminal summer schools to launch a pedagogical experiment of our own, drawing on the archival holdings and expertise of the Het Nieuwe Instituut (HNI), Rotterdam. Exploring methods of performance and re-enactment—and their entanglement with queer and feminist theory—we will reflect on the role that tacit knowledge played in summer schools, and in architectural education more broadly.

To apply, please send a motivation letter (max. 500 words) and sample of either design (max. 3 pages) or written work (max. 1500 words) to

Applications close 21 June 2021.

This summer school is organised by doctoral student Hamish Lonergan, as part of the research project ‘TACK / Communities of Tacit Knowledge: Architecture and its ways of Knowing’. Participants will collaborate with the HNI, alongside doctoral students and academics across the network. The project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 860413.

For more information, see the Call for Applications or visit the website.