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Pedagogy Column

The AR's monthly column reports from schools of architecture around the world


ESALA, Edinburgh, Scotland

5 December 2013 | By Matthew Barac

ESALA students are learning how to listen to the city and respond to what it has to say


KIST, Kigali, Rwanda

25 October 2013 | By Matthew Barac

Kigali Institute of Science & Technology sees an international faculty and 19 home grown students drive an african identity towards solving the social economic and development agenda in Rwanda


Women in architectural academia

4 October 2013 | By Matthew Barac

The state of gender equality in architectural education alongside a growing cohort of influential female academics


Pedagogy: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago

20 September 2013 | By Matthew Barac

This Chilean university encourages students to consider very real social and environmental contexts as a rich source of inspiration guiding their creativity


Pedagogy: Beirut Arab University, Lebanon

2 August 2013 | By Matthew Barac

Situated at the crossroads between Western and Arab cultures, the Beirut Arab University encourages students to think about both past and present, at both local and global scales


Pedagogy: Graz University of Technology, Austria

2 July 2013 | By Matthew Barac

Despite its heritage as a technical college and a rigorous curriculum, the Graz approach recognises architecture as a highly personal thing


Pedagogy: Architecture sans Frontières, UK

14 June 2013 | By Matthew Barac

Matthew Barac commends Architecture Sans Frontières pioneering approach in providing valuable aid for vulnerable communities


Pedagogy: Politecnico di Milano, Italy

9 May 2013 | By Matthew Barac

A wealth of professional connections and habit to defy tradition fuels this Italian powerhouse, Matthew Barac reports from the world design capital

outdoor perspective

Pedagogy: University of Johannesburg, South Africa

17 April 2013 | By Matthew Barac

Taking local marginalised neighbourhoods as urban laboratories students at UJ are encouraged to design radical schemes rooted in context



13 March 2013 | By Matthew Barac

Sketching and hand drawing are integral to the architecture program at FAUP despite the growing digitalisation of architecture



31 January 2013 | By Matthew Barac

The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts continues to prioritise research in the pursuit of architectural knowledge.

Basil Spence competition winner

Pedagogy: University of Bath, UK

17 December 2012 | By Matthew Barac

A clear sense of poetics coupled with practicality sits at the heart of student designs from the University of Bath


Pedagogy: KNUST, Kumasi Ghana

23 November 2012 | By Matthew Barac

International connections and local expertise combine at Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology’s School of Architecture, Town Planning, and Building

Alessandra Covini

Pedagogy: TU Delft, the Netherlands

23 October 2012 | By Matthew Barac & Andrew Dawes

TU Delft continues to act as a powerhouse of radical Dutch design, report Matthew Barac and Andrew Dawes

Hinkley\'s sixth-year project developed out of a series of performative group surveys in the derelict streets of Liverpool, including playing parachute games with passers-by

Sheffield school of Architecture, Sheffield, UK

28 May 2012 | By Matthew Barac

Combining Anthropology and Activism while placing practice at the heart of teaching in Northern England

Phil Etchell\'s sixth year project design a facility in which broken and obsolete items are turned from a waste product into a resource through the acts of repair and resale. Here Etchell\'s pencil rendering describes the entrance to the facility

Strelka Institute for Media, Architecture and Design, Moscow, Russia

16 May 2012 | By Matthew Barac

Pushing at the boundaries of the conventional academy, this architecture school is where technology meets internationalism

Card model by Horikosi

Pedagogy: University Of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

27 March 2012 | By Matthew Barac

Matthew Barac reports on adaptations Japanese architecture schools are implementing in the wake of recent natural disasters


Pedagogy: FAUUSP, São Paulo, Brazil

29 February 2012 | By Matthew Barac

FAUUSP in Brazil explores how architecture can connect at the different scales of urban life


Pedagogy: RMIT, Melbourne, Australia

30 January 2012 | By Matthew Barac

RMIT university in Melbourne embraces the richness of cultures of its students, choosing to focus on the topic of the Asian city in its final-year studio

3099397759_a42bc49299_oA practical workshop in earth wall ramming allows students to experience  first-hand the construction techniques that they  are learning about

Pedagogy: Centre for Alternative Technology, Wales

21 December 2011 | By Matthew Barac

Should the serious business of sustainability be a laughing matter? According to the holistic learning principles promoted by CAT, the combination of green technology, having fun and fresh country air can lead to making better buildings.

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