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.
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
Emma Dyer is interested in the design of small spaces beyond the classroom in schools and in how they are actually used. Her Ph.D (2018) research investigated reading spaces for beginner readers and improvements that could be made to them to the benefit of those readers. She currently works across three local authorities to the West of London, supporting looked-after and previously looked-after children’s education and leads a research project about the design and provision of therapeutic spaces for primary school children. Twitter:@Emmamolim
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