LEAP Study Day: What is the use of the model in architecture?

Date: August 29th, 2023, 8:30am. to 5:30pm.

Location: Room 1150, Faculté de l’aménagement de l’Université de Montréal.

Organization: Denis Bilodeau and Virginie LaSalle

The LEAP study day, which poses the question What is the use of the model in architecture? is intended as an initial exploration of the theme and its potential from multiple perspectives. Speakers are invited to present their reflections and research in the form of short talks (15 minutes) on specific situations or cases involving the use of models in different contexts – professional, artistic, educational or other. The aim of this study day is to open up a multidisciplinary field of investigation into a common practice whose cognitive, cultural and communicative dimensions have yet to be elucidated. Three round-table discussions, each lasting 1.5 hours, will address the day’s title question through a series of intersecting general themes.

Program of the day:

8:30-9:00 Arrival and installation

9:00-10:30 Table 1: SIMULATE AND LEARN
• Bechara Helal
• Anne Cormier and Paloma Castonguay-Rufino
• Maurilio Lima Lobato
• Izabel Amaral
Respondent during the discussion: Lucie Palombi

• Georges Adamczyk
• Ipek Tureli
• Virginie LaSalle and Victorian Thibault-Malo
• Morteza Hazbei and Carmela Cucuzzella
Respondent during the discussion: Maurilio Lima Lobato

12:30-2:00 Lunch break

2:00-3:30 Table 3: THINK AND UNDERSTAND
• Denis Bilodeau
• Aurelien Catros
• Jean-Pierre Chupin and Joelle Tétreault
• Louis Martin
Respondent during the discussion: Paloma Castonguay-Rufino

4:00-5:30 Open discussion (participants and audience)