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Pedagogy Column

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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PEDAGOGY: FAUP, PORTUGAL

13 March 2013 | By Matthew Barac

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

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PEDAGOGY: KADK, COPENHAGEN

31 January 2013 | By Matthew Barac

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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