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 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 ethnographic fieldwork in an English secondary school and explored the role of architecture in teachers’ work. He previously taught English in a London comprehensive and worked in assessment and curriculum development. Personal site: https://adamwoodeducation.wordpress.com Twitter: @woodadam_
Emma Dyer is a doctoral researcher in the Faculty of Education at the University of Cambridge. Her research interests include the spaces where beginner readers learn in primary schools; a phenomenological approach to reading; and research through design. 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