13th International Architecture Exhibition - la Biennale di Venezia:
29 Aug - 25 Nov 2012
19 Oct 2012 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Salon Suisse - round-table discussion I
Palazzo Trevisan degli Ulivi
Campo S.Agnese-Dorsoduro 810
I-30123 Venezia
T +39 041 24 11 810

What is the significance of differing structures of architectural education on how architects see their practice? And how do specific cultures of teaching and research feed into and inform this practice? This discussion focuses on teaching, pedagogy and research in architecture, bringing UK and Swiss practitioners and academics together to question its significance in their own practice and on the development of architecture as a whole.


Jean-Paul Jaccaud, (born 1971, Hong Kong, China) established Jean-Paul Jaccaud Architects in Geneva in 2004, having previously worked for David Chipperfield Architects and Herzog & de Meuron amongst others. He has taught extensively and was Visiting Professor at the EPF Lausanne until 2010.
Samuel Penn, (born 1972, Fife, Scotland) is a lecturer and manages the Year 3 programme of the Architecture Masters Course at the Scott Suther- land School of Architecture, Robert Gordon Univer- sity, Aberdeen. He is the Co-director of the AE Foundation for Architecture & Education, which encourages international discourse in practice and education.
Vicky Richardson,  is the Director Architecture, Design, Fashion at the British Council in London. She was previously Editor of Blueprint, the monthly architecture and design magazine and Deputy Editor of RIBA Journal. She is a regular writer on architec- ture and design.
Jonathan Sergison, (born 1964, St. Asaph, Wales) established Sergison Bates architects with Stephen Bates in 1996. He is Professor of Architectural Design at the Accademia di Architettura in Mendrisio, Switzerland, and has previously taught at a number of schools of architecture in the UK and Switzerland.
Peter Staub, is Associate Professor of Architec- tural Design Theory at the University of Liechten- stein. He was previously Unit Master at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London and taught at the École Polytechnique Fédérale in Lausanne.
Astrid Staufer, (born 1963, Lausanne, Switzerland) established her own practice Staufer Hasler with Thomas Hasler in 1994. In 2009 she became President of the Editorial Committee of the magazine werk, bauen + wohnen, and since 2011 she has been Professor of Architecture at the Technische Universität Vienna.
Sabine von Fischer is an architect and writer, and former editor of werk, bauen + wohnen. She has practiced in Zurich and New York, and is a lecturer in architectural criticism at the Department of Architecture, ETH Zurich, where she is completing her PhD on space, sound and architecture.