With the Corona crisis as the background, the Az W series Bread & Roses asks what we need for a good life, and dedicates the third event in the series to schools. Experts in the fields of architecture, pedagogy and neurobiology shed light on the issue of the free development of young people and the role that architecture plays in their development.
The architect Hemma Fasch, the pedagogue and school director Tobias Albrecht and the architect Matthias Bär raise highly topical issues relating to schools. The focus is on specific aspects: Schools as Neighbourhood Centres, Nature and Movement, and Between Housing and Open Plan Offices. The neurobiologist Gerald Hüther talks about the schooling system and the learning development of children and youths. Pupils from both schools are also present on video footage.
Tobias Albrecht, Director of the Bregenz Schendlingen Mittelschule
Matthias Bär, architect, Arbeitsgemeinschaft Schule Schendlingen (studio bär/Bernd Riegger/Querformat), Dornbirn
Hemma Fasch, architect, fasch&fuchs.architekten, Vienna
Gerald Hüther, neurobiologist and author, Göttingen (D)
The schools in Aspern and in Schendlingen
Pupils of both schools
Film collage, 20 minutes
Idea, concept, editorial team: Lene Benz and Maria Welzig, Az W
Camera and editing: Markus Rupprecht, Laurenz Steixner