This event is a part of the CA²RE+ Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership. It is the 5th of 6 Intensive Study Programmes for Doctoral Candidates within the Strategic Partnership running 2019-2022. The project is developed as a parallel and a trigger to the continuity of the CA2RE Conferences for Artistic and Architectural REsearch. This is the second CA2RE conference in Ljubljana, the 10th in the CA2RE series.

CA²RE+ develops a collective learning environment through Evaluation of Design Driven Doctoral Training. Design Driven Research (DDr) is taken as a multidisciplinary example of an experiential learning-through-evaluation model, appropriate for identification and promoting relevance of research singularity, its transparency and recognition, to award excellence in doctoral training for creative and culturally rooted solutions of contemporary design-driven developments. The CA²RE+ Strategic Partnership of 11 outstanding Higher Education organizations and associations from 8 EU countries is running for 3 years. Its backbone is a series of biannual international and intercultural INTENSIVE STUDY PROGRAMMES for doctoral candidates, guided by experienced evaluators from participating universities and invited experts. The doctoral work-in-progress of DDr candidates is evaluated by experienced evaluators through presentations, performances, exhibitions and critical discussions, following the iterative CA²RE+development steps: observation, sharing, comparison, reflection, reformulation and recommendation. To introduce new experts with lower evaluation experience into the process, JOINT STAFF TRAINING is developed at each venue.

The CA²RE+ Strategic Partnership builds on the experience of the CA²RE community and its biannual Conferences on Artistic and Architectural Research since Spring 2016, organized in association with ARENA (Architectural Research European Network Association), EAAE and ELIA. CA²RE+ LJUBLJANA represents the 5th CA²RE+ event, where Erasmus+ financial support for travel and subsistence can be provided for 3 doctoral candidates from each of the CA²RE+ participating higher education institution: University of Ljubljana (LJUBLJANA), Aarhus School of Architecture (AARHUS), KU Leuven (GHENT), Politecnico di Milano (MILANO), TU Berlin (BERLIN), COFAC - Lusofona University (PORTO), HafenCity University Hamburg (HAMBURG), Norwegian University of Science and Technology (TRONDHEIM), and TU Delft (DELFT). Additional travelling options are available for Joint Staff Trainees (new to DDr or doctoral evaluation), staff and invited panellists. EAAE and ELIA are additional CA²RE+ full partners. ARENA is invited to the CA²RE+ Erasmus+ partnership through individual invitees, ARENA members.

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CA²RE in association

CA²RE+ Partners