// About SESAM:
The 005 CARENESS issue with its theme was initially dedicated to SESAM, POLIKLINIKA - an architectural event which will take place in Slavutych, Ukraine from 26th May to 6h June 2021. The editorial team of kreatura.zine wants to be actively present in the student environment and support important initiatives, as we also receive an incredible audience while collaborating with other creatives. On this occassion, we'd like to introduce the event to the wider public.
EASA is an educational platform connecting students and professionals within the discipline of architectural construction and thought Europe. SESAM (Small European Students of Architecture Meeting) is an overall name for all meetings, seminars and events within EASA platform. This year's edition is curated and organized by EASA Ukraine. The concept for SESAM, POLIKLINIKA, is focusing on healthcare, and its relation to architecture at the physical, methodological, and metaphorical levels. The theme aims to question the methods used in architectural practice to diagnose and prognose a ‘problem’.
The organizers propose three anatomic planes through which healthcare -maintenance or improvement of health-, will be addressed during Poliklinika through workshops and other discursive exchanges: prophylaxis, diagnosis and therapy.
The location for SESAM 2021 is the city of Slavutych, purposely built to rehouse the workers of the Chornobyl Nuclear Power Plant (CNPP) after the explosion of the fourth reactor in 1986 — the worst nuclear catastrophe in history.
more info: www.sesam2021ukraine.com
// EASA: The Journey (By Louis Koseda)
I was kindly asked by the team organising SESAM Ukraine to contribute to their participant call out. To give some information to aspiring participants about EASA and perhaps even inspire them to join. I happily accepted. But I started writing some things like “Consider everything in EASA an experiment” and “Easa is a living laboratory of ideas.” Both of these are true: In easa there is no grading system or a set system or accountability for outcomes of the education provided. It gives a unique freeform opportunity to test different educational systems, processes and ideas. But there is a lot more to it - and i struggled to express this just with snappy straplines. Every point i made felt like i was missing an entire backstory to contextualise EASA within a larger cultural discourse. Sadly, despite running for 40 years, you would struggle to find any writing or article that effectively positions EASA in the context of radical and utopian pedagogies.