After a few weeks off for the summer vacations, face-to-face classes continue at the MCH2020.
As planned, since last July, the MCH has a space at ETSAM. A new classroom, fully equipped and larger than the previous one, which allows the attendance of all students of MCH 2020 ensuring, in turn, compliance with the social distancing measures, as well as other health measures required to deal with the COVID-19. It is properly ventilated and directly connected with the main ETSAM's garden.
During the second half of July, and after several calendar modifications, finally the workshops of Hrvoje Njiric and Alison Brooks were held in person at ETSAM, with the physical attendance of all the MCH participants who are currently in Madrid. Simultaneously, the workshops were relayed by Zoom for those participants who have been forced to return to their native lands because of the pandemic and who cannot return yet. The results of these meetings have been very satisfactory: the enthusiasm and commitment of teachers and participants was felt in the classroom. A boost of encouragement that has undoubtedly served as a stimulus to face the final stretch of the MCH2020.
Exceptionally, classes resumed on August 24th with the fifth MCH workshop, lead by architects Jaime Coll and Judith Leclerc and assisted by Diego Garcia Setien. Its final jury counted on Luis Basabe as a guest lecturer.
Over the next few weeks, the sixth and seventh workshops of the course will also be held and they will be directed by Andrea Deplazes and Dietmar Eberle respectively. It is planned to complete the course with the international study trip.
Once again, we would like to thank all those who have made it possible for MCH 2020 to continue in a face-to-face mode. However, on this occasion we would like to make a special mention of the Academic Strategy and Internationalisation Vice-Rector, José Miguel Atienza Riera, and the ETSAM as a whole. The support received, facing up to the difficulties and providing the MCH with the necessary facilities, materials and staff, has been decisive in returning the classes to the level of teaching quality that the MCH is used to offer. From here, thank you very much.