Winy Maas, has been appointed as a visiting professor at the Faculty of Architecture of the Czech Technical University in Prague, and will instruct studios during two semesters of the academic year 22/23. Instructed alongside Javier Arpa Fernández, Adrien Ravon, Lex te Loo, and Šimon Knettig - all tutors at The Why Factory, the think-tank he directs at TU Delft in the Netherlands - Studio Maas will focus on investigating and proposing futures, both for the world at large and for the specific context of the Czech Republic.
During the Winter semester (Next Planet design studio), The Why Factory will look at planetary urgencies and investigate possible interventions to construct alternative futures for our planet. In the Spring semester (Czech Checks design studio), the focus will be put in the analysis of the Czech Republic and the proposal of a myriad interventions aimed at triggering a discussion around the country’s future (description of this studio will follow shortly).
"The Visiting Professor Studio aims to bring internationally renowned personalities, current topics and new teaching methods to the Faculty. I am thrilled that Winy Maas was the first to accept this role and that we can offer our students two semesters under the guidance of this visionary personality", says Dalibor Hlaváček, Dean of the CTU Faculty of Arts. "I believe he will be an inspiration and enrichment for the academic and professional community".
In addition to his teaching, Maas will give a public lecture as part of the November Talks series at the CTU Faculty of Architecture. The lecture will take place on Monday, November 7th at 6 pm.
Read more about the studio plans here.