architectureandeducation.org explores how school design is lived.
School design arranges people in space and time as well as how, where and when they relate to each other. Of course, students and staff may choose not to follow these arrangements and we are keen to hear about the spaces and places that people create and make meaningful. Architecture and education are inevitably social and political practices – rather than shrink from that, we hope this site will provide ways to understand the complexities of lived school design.
Emma Dyer’s Ph.D. (2018) is about how and where beginner readers learn to read in schools and how we might want to design spaces for them that are different from those where fluent readers read. Emma’s professional career includes obituary writing, a long stint at BBC Radio and teaching in London primary schools. She also writes children’s fiction with Tim Byrne. On Twitter as: @Emmamolim
Adam Wood is a social scientist researching educational and architectural futures and full-time Research Fellow at the Institute of Education, UCL in London. Previous work includes a 2-year postdoctoral project funded by the Leverhulme Trust on school-building policies in Italy and Australia, a Ph.D. (2017) exploring teachers’ use of space, and teaching English in a London secondary school. Twitter: @woodadam_
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