DescriptionAshraf M. Salama speaks to Mohammad Gharipour and Caitlin DeClercq, Founders of Epidemic Urbanism Initiative, on Architectural Education in the Post-COVID Era: Envisioning New Opportunities and Implications.
In this discussion, Professor Ashraf Salama (University of Strathclyde) contextualizes the recent and sudden shift of architectural education to online formats in broader, decades-long changes observed by William Mitchell and Manuel Castells; reflects on the unique challenges of this shift to architectural pedagogy, studio culture, and student motivation and community-building; highlights specific practices that resulted in a largely successful (if stressful and imperfect) shift to online education; and advocates the need to embrace and identify opportunities opened up for and by architectural education in a post-COVID era that will almost certainly be characterized by constant change and flux. Ultimately, Dr. Salama demonstrates how the shift to online education and the current global COVID-19 pandemic pose important opportunities for re-examining pedagogy and curricula, embracing transdisciplinary collaboration and action, and emphasizing person-environment relationships in design pedagogy and practice.
|Period||11 Sep 2020|
|Event title||Epidemic Urbanism Initiative, on Architectural Education in the Post-COVID Era: Envisioning New Opportunities and Implications.|
|Location||New York, United States, New York|
|Degree of Recognition||International|
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