On Monday 15th the Architecture Centre Network was hosting a one day seminar with the subject: "Ways Into Architecture Learning". MIMOA was invited to present the website as a showcase to the audience at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
The Architecture Centre Network is the UK development and advocacy organisation for the 23 independent Architecture Centres in the country. They work together to promote engagement with architecture and the built environment. This Monday several members of architecture centres across Europe were present to exchange information and learn from each other.
Starting with a plenary presentation in the morning, MIMOA was part of the the technology panel to discuss the use and benefit of technology (and new media) in built environment education. In the afternoon there was the opportunity for us to have a workshop session in the Sackler Centre Digital Lounge (a room set up as an interactive classroom with a computer for each ‘student’) to showcase MIMOA in more detail.
After a short introduction on the features and functionality of the MIMOA website, we shared our experience on how new media can attract the attention of the general public and involve them into the world of architecture. As we see many chances to improve the services of Local Architecture Centers, we want to discuss several potential areas for collaboration. We showed some of our plans in the development of mobile products (the ultimate travel-mate!), and new ways of sharing content with third parties. From our list of tools, the Centers can use several functionalities and improve their own services.
For us it was a good occassion to address the whole community of Architecture Centres all at once, instead of one-by-one. As discussed with the audience this Monday, we have lots of ideas for cooperation between MIMOA and the Centres, and a round-table-discussion was the perfect setting.
Here is the MIMOA workshop presentation of the afternoon.
Shortly a written summary of what has been discussed will be published too. We’ll add the recordings to our blog when they become available. In the mean time; if you have any additional questions, remarks or want more information, we are happy to meet you, and discuss our ideas. Please do get in contact, or write your comments underneath. We’d love to hear from you.
top photo: inside the Sackler Centre for arts education at the V&A