School libraries seem to be disappearing – I suggest this is related to their being “illegible” in terms of how space in schools is valued.
A guest post by Dr Siobhan Dytham on the rules and rituals that students develop about space and sitting in school
Aldo van Eyck put children into his architectural drawings to influence ideas of schools. Can you add “values” too in this way?
Interview with the architect, educator and writer Jeremy Till on a range of issues involving architecture and school design.
How we fund and procure new schools matters. This post draws together some reasons why in the light of Carillion.
3 Seminars at the Faculty of Education, Cambridge University exploring the role of the built environment in education and schools.
An Interview with Herman Hertzberger from May 2017 about Architecture’s Role in Providing Visual and Social Connections
Are evaluation and measuring a form of rhetorics? A political art of obscuring the political? What’s Post-Occupancy Evaluation got to do with it?
Some notes about a book of interviews with Italian architect and anarchist thinker Giancarlo De Carlo.
After 1968, James Ackerman, Giancarlo De Carlo and others questioned school design: why? why like this? This post revisits their questions.
Architecture and social media share a way of being understood as neutral things – their social production being obscured.
Professor Jill Blackmore discusses learning spaces, teachers’ work, feminism and the complexity of education.
Originally posted on code acts in education:
Ben Williamson Image: Atomic Taco The world’s largest edu-business, Pearson, partnered with one of the world’s…
Herman Hertzberger, born in Amsterdam in 1932, is one of the world’s pre-eminent architects. He founded Architectuurstudio HH in 1960 … More
You’re in a building. (And if you’re not, just pretend your app/software or whatever is a building anyway, it kind … More
Ola Uduku (Edinburgh University) speaks about the historical influence of Western pedagogies and architectural traditions and their local adaptation in school design.
…is a question posed by the architect of the school where I’m doing my research. It came up in an … More
Some ideas for seeing architecture as – amongst other things – a social science. Also a bit on why the social sciences seem to ignore architecture.
For a book that says almost nothing about Education – no classrooms, no students or teachers, no school architecture – … More
Suzanne (Suzi) Hall is an ethnographer at the LSE, London, where she explores people’s lives in urban spaces. Prior to … More
Walls* are breaks (Vesely, 2013). They break into established categories of meaning and space and make new ones. They do … More
Our interactions with Google search results appear to contribute to the fetishization of Architecture as big white ribbed structures. This post explores why.
Gert Biesta on school architecture and democracy, and learnification – a reductive reappraisal of education as learning.