Fluid Space and Transformational Learning presents a critique of the interlocking questions of ‘school architecture’ and education and attempts to establish a field of questioning that aspectualises and intersects concepts, theories and practices connected with the contemporary school building and the deschooling of learning and of the space within and through which it takes place.
Tying together the historicity of architectural theory, criticism and practice and the plural dynamic of social fields and sciences, this book outlines the qualities and modalities of experiential fields of transformational learning.
The three qualities of space that are highlighted along the way – activated, polyphonic and playful space – as they emerge (without being instrumentalised) through architecturalised spatial modalities – flexibility, variability, interactivity, taut fluid polyphony, multiplicity, transcendence of boundaries – tend to construct and establish a school environment rich in heretical socio-spatial codes.
Meshing cooperative, participatory, intrapsychic and interpsychic dimensions, they invite the factors of learning to a creative, imponderable, transformational disorder and deconstruct dominant conditioned reflexes of a disciplinary, methodical and productive order.
Table of Contents
Introduction, 1. Stimulative Learning, 2. The Architecture of Educational Modality, 3. From Qualities to Modalities, Epilogue
Kyriaki Tsoukala is Professor of Architectural Theory at the School of Architecture, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. She has published six authored books, twelve edited books and many articles on the subjects of the perception of space, the new qualities of public space and the epistemological issues of contemporary architecture.