Architectural Education and the British Tradition
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The anticipated reduction in the duration of architecture education in the UK and across Europe has encouraged a sense of collective openness towards exploring other models of professional education delivery. There’s never been a better time to be thoughtfully innovative and take the initiative.
This book provides a much needed debate about the future of architectural education, placing it within its unique historic tradition and raising fundamental questions such as who should be teaching architecture? Where should they be situated and should it be viewed as an interdisciplinary, rather than silo-based subject?
Featuring voices as varied as digital strategists, students and client managers, Radical Pedagogies consolidates academic and well as practice-based evidence into a set of actionable insights, aimed at empowering schools, educators, and students alike.
Table of Contents
Part 1: The Critique: A Historical Analysis of Architectural Education 1. When the Earth Moves 2. A Place of Resistance 3. Academy of Resistance: Towards a Critical Education in Architecture 4. 'You Will See Pictures of What is Bad and What is Good': Public Legislation, Education and Agency in Post-War Built Environment Decision-Making 5. Architecture From the Dogs Part 2: Limitations of the Current System 6. Factories or Malls 7. Lost Generation: Ill Manors 8. Architectural Practice: Education as a Testing Ground for Architectural Practice 9. A Construction Conversation 10. Is There Something Missing? 11. The Suppression of the Educational Project in Architecture 12. Conversations with Clients 13. Starchitecture School Part 3: New Forms of Resistance 14. One London School 15. Conversing with Friere 16. School Dinners 17. An Eclectic Pedagogy 18. Critical Incisions 19. The Critical Chasm 20. Dark Coding Part 3: Resistance in Action 21. Store School: Learning from Uncertainties 22. Learning from Learning from Kilburn 23. The London School of Architecture 24. The AA Night School: Inside Out
Harriet Harriss is a chartered architect and a Principal Lecturer in Architecture at Oxford Brookes University, and the founding director of ‘Live Lab’: a university-situated incubator for architecture business start-ups committed to social innovation. Harriet’s teaching and research publications explore how architects can enable people to live better lives and whether the public or ‘end users’ should be given a more active role in shaping the spaces and communities in which they live and work.
Daisy Froud is Founder and Head of Participation of AOC Architecture, Daisy specialises in structuring communication and learning between architects and non-professionals in the fields of design, planning and urban renewal.