Architecture and Education 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 and blog will provide ways to understand the complexities of lived school design.
Adam Wood is undertaking a 2-year research project funded by The Leverhulme Trust on school building and design in Italy, and is a visiting, postdoctoral researcher at Florence University. His Ph.D. (2017) was based on two years’ ethnographic fieldwork in a secondary school in England. He previously worked in education, in assessment and curriculum research and taught English in a London comprehensive school. He tweets as @woodadam_
Emma Dyer researches how design methodologies can critically interrogate educational paradoxes and problems, for example, how beginner readers can be supported by the built environment to learn to read. She is particularly interested in where children learn in the school building. Emma’s doctoral work involves a research collaboration between the University of Cambridge and SCABAL architects in London. On Twitter as: @Emmamolim
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