Undergraduate and graduate programmes offered by the University iuav of Venice:

Learning Architecture – Teaching Architecture


lecture series with

Farrokh Derakhshani

Director of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture


March-September 2020

Cotonificio, auditorium

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Learning Architecture - Teaching Architecture is a series of lectures and debates organised by UniversitÓ Iuav di Venezia in collaboration with Aga Khan Award for Architecture.


Farrokh Derakshani, director of the award will share with students and faculty his direct experience in the complex process that every three years allows the selection of the winners.


Aga Khan Awards have been an influential actor in the field s of architecture and urban planning for the past 30 years steering the global debate towards key topics once completely overlooked: social role of design, emergency architecture, slum upgrading, revitalisation of historical cores and many others.


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lectures calendar




12 March 2020 / Aga Khan Award for Architecture

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23 April 2020 / Social Role of Design

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19 May 2020 / Emergency and Development

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4 June 2020 / Heritage and Restoration

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24 September 2020 / Pedagogy of Architecture

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Farrokh Derakhshani – Director, Aga Khan Award for Architecture


Farrokh Derakhshani is Director of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture. He has been associated with the Award since 1982, where his work has brought him into contact with architects, builders, and planners throughout the world. He travels extensively in Muslim countries, and has organised and participated in numerous international seminars and colloquia dealing with contemporary built environments. He has collaborated on a large variety of publications and exhibitions on architecture, and has been involved in organising professional workshops and international architectural competitions. He lectures widely and has served as a jury member at schools of architecture and various competitions in Europe, Africa and Asia. Mr. He also serves on boards and committees of a number of cultural institutions. In 2018, he was named an International Fellow of RIBA. Farrokh Derakhshani is trained as an architect and planner at the National University of Iran and later continued his studies at the School of Architecture in Paris (UP1).