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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.
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
Sir Peter Cook
Francine M.J. Houben
Eric Owen Moss
Monica Ponce de Leon
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 - 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.
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
Philosophical Investigations in Architecture
Urban Strategies for Living Together
Imaging architecture and visual Culture
Digital Representation, Experimentation and Fabrication
Energy Design Strategies
CREATIVE MAKER SPACE
Aaron Sprecher-Director McGill LIPHE Research Laboratory
An experimental environment with unique digital manufacturing technologies for architectural design.
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