J. ROMAN ASSUMED AS DEAN OF THE DEPARTMENT OF ARCHITECTURE, MUSIC AND DESIGN
THE CREATOR OF THE SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE EXPRESSED HIS WILLINGNESS TO TALK, GET PEOPLE OUT OF EVERYDAY ROUTINE AND INVITE THEM TO DREAM AGAIN.
January 06, 2017
Juan Roman, the new dean of the Department of Architecture, Music and Design, wants to promote conversations in order to gather interests in pursuit of collective work to project this academic division of our University into the future.
This Department was created by our Academic Institution in December of 2013, putting together the Schools of Architecture, Music and Design. Roman replaces Professor Américo Giusti as dean, following the latter’s completion of his academic career.
The new dean is an architect from the Universidad de Valparaíso with a master's degree in Urban Development from the Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña. He arrived to the University of Talca in 1998 to develop the School of Architecture, which began to function in March 1999 and of which he was director until 2009. In the last two years, he worked in the curatorship of the Chilean Pavilion at the Venice Biennale, which he carried out
Regarding the Department, Juan Roman observed that in the first three years the work was focused in implementing it, "which was the right thing to do."
”My role will be to project it to where we decide, according to the needs and objectives of the university and also of the Schools," he said. In that regard, he stressed that they must "amalgamate interests and do a project, a task that we must all undertake at this young Department; in fact, the youngest of the University."
In terms of emergency situations, he explained that these are linked with everyday problems, because what is important is the project of the Department, "which has to be carried out by all parties so as to make it sustainable, that is, it does not have to be the project of one person, but of everyone. What has been done at the School of Architecture is the product of collective work."
Juan Roman argued that, both to resolve emergencies as to advance, the important thing is to talk a lot. "I believe more in discussions than in meetings," he said, and he added that it is necessary to take people out of everyday routine and put them to dream again, if not, we won’t get anywhere".
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