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Radical Pedagogies in Architectural Education

Radical Pedagogies in Architectural Education | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it
Beatriz Colomina surveys radical strategies of architectural pedagogy, asserting that the discipline can best be changed by revolutionizing the way it is taught...

 

Pedagogical experiments played a crucial role in shaping architectural discourse and practice in the second half of the 20th century. In fact, the key hypothesis of our Radical Pedagogy1 research project is that these experiments can be understood as radical architectural practices in their own right. Radical in the literal meaning from the Latin radice, as something belonging or relating to the root, to its foundations. Radical pedagogies shake foundations, disturbing assumptions rather than reinforcing and disseminating them. This challenge to normative thinking was a major force in the postwar field of architecture, and has surprisingly been neglected in recent years.

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Aesthetics, Ethics and Education: Louis Vuitton & Muhammad Ali

Aesthetics, Ethics and Education: Louis Vuitton & Muhammad Ali | Butterflies in my head | Scoop.it
Artists Yasiin Bey and Niels Shoe Meulman reinterpret Muhammad Ali’s greatest words, challenging voice vs. written word.

Louis Vuitton incorporating Muhammad Ali into their brand culture. Talking about trying to attach meaning to your products. Great stimulus for an inquiry into the ethics of creating and using cultural symbols to (ultimately) drive sales. (I realize me sharing this might also help their campaign but the issue is more important)

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