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Radical Pedagogies
Architectural Education and the British Tradition

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ISBN 9781859465837
Published September 16, 2015 by RIBA Publishing
304 Pages

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Book Description

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

Alan Powers 

2. A Place of Resistance

Mel Dodd 

3. Academy of Resistance: Towards a Critical Education in Architecture

Tim Ivison 

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

Daisy Froud 

5. Architecture From the Dogs

Ruth Morrow 

Part 2: Limitations of the Current System 

6. Factories or Malls

Jack Self 

7. Lost Generation: Ill Manors

Michael Chadwick 

8. Architectural Practice: Education as a Testing Ground for Architectural Practice

Hayley Chivers 

9. A Construction Conversation

Matt Gaskin and Devon Telberg 

10. Is There Something Missing?

Tatjana Schneider 

11. The Suppression of the Educational Project in Architecture

Kevin Rhowbotham 

12. Conversations with Clients

Chris Brown 

13. Starchitecture School

John Assael 

Part 3: New Forms of Resistance 

14. One London School

Bob Sheil  

15. Conversing with Friere

Dr James Benedict Brown 

16. School Dinners

Holly Porter and Jack Pringle 

17. An Eclectic Pedagogy

Cany Ash 

18. Critical Incisions

Ivana Wingham 

19. The Critical Chasm

Lionel Real De Azua, Ciaran O’Brien and Lucas Tizard 

20. Dark Coding

Alex Barclay 

Part 3: Resistance in Action 

21. Store School: Learning from Uncertainties 

Nina Shen-Poblete  

22. Learning from Learning from Kilburn

Tom Keeley  

23. The London School of Architecture

Will Hunter 

24. The AA Night School: Inside Out

Sam Jacob 

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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.