Selma Gurbuz

Symposium: Classroom

The European Symposium on the Classroom, a teenage view project will take place at Z33 on February 15th and 16th, 2024.

Classroom is an architectural exhibition that focuses on the learning environment of adolescents. The traditional classroom, with ‘frontal’ teaching, has been questioned for some time, and recent developments and new insights in the fields of digitalization, ecology, and the changing job market have had a significant impact and impose new demands on the way learning occurs. The exhibitions was also partly inspired by the pandemic, a challenging period for adolescents that has proven that where and how you study is important in the developing process from child to adult.

During the symposium two main questions will be discussed:

  • What kind of learning environments do we need now?
  • How can we adapt the existing school buildings to meet these new requirements?


The symposium will have a diverse program featuring various voices that will shed light on the architecture of schools from various perspectives. Amongst the speakers, there will be international architects, researchers and policymakers.

More information about the symposium can be found here.

15.02 to 16.02.24