The ‘workshop’ format is becoming increasingly more successful. It has practically become the new standard for teaching and research. An exceptional event, open to outcomes with wide margins of unpredictability, workshops now have firm roots in official teaching programmes. They appear at different levels and stages in education and are becoming a technique for ‘short-circuited’ exploration of the ‘cutting edge’ and as an incubator to generate new research subjects. Pressure, intensity, concentration and the condensation of energies - but at the same time lightness and intrinsic flexibility given by the short duration - are what workshops are about. This section presents three, held in the spring of 2010. They were university workshops which were organised significantly at the beginning and the end of educational programmes.
Keywords: Workshop; planning exploration; research tool.