This is a guest post by Dr Tom Bellfield, a part 2 architectural assistant at SCABAL, an architecture practice specialising … More
Posts and Interviews that don’t fit into other categories
Anyone for online hopscotch? Why school space (still) matters in the digital age.
This is a guest post by Dr Pamela Woolner, Senior Lecturer in Education at Newcastle University. Pam has been researching … More
Mythologies of education in the time of Covid-19
This is a guest post by Catherine Burke, Professor Emerita of the History of Education at the University of Cambridge. … More
Designing therapeutic spaces in schools 5: the corridor and the cupboard, a case study
After several years of working with children in a busy primary school corridor, two teaching assistants trained in emotional literacy … More
Designing therapeutic spaces in schools 4: how to create a space from scratch
Here, I offer a practical perspective on creating a therapeutic space in a school, with comments from people who have … More
Designing therapeutic spaces in schools 3: how to communicate safety, security and stability
It is important to be aware that open-plan formats are not that helpful for these pupils. Let’s recognise how that … More
Designing therapeutic spaces in schools 2: four principles supporting their success
As adults, were we to visit a therapist or counsellor, it would be hard to imagine sitting in an open-plan … More
Designing therapeutic spaces in schools 1: an introduction
The design of spaces in schools for therapeutic purposes is the focus of this series of posts. These are spaces … More
A new design for Harlem School of the Arts: an interview with John Storyk, architect and acoustician
John Storyk is the Founding Partner and Director of Design of Walters Storyk Design Group (WSDG): an architect and acoustician … More
Designing the ‘in-between’: Alison Clark’s micro-history of a welfare room
“School design, which is finely tuned to the full range of activities and needs of adults and children who inhabit … More
Learning in inappropriate spaces?
When “assessing the impact of education”, argue Edgerton, McKechnie and McEwen (2011, p.34), “researchers have tended to focus on what … More
How might the curriculum shape spaces in schools?
One of the aims of this website is to open up a discussion about the ways in which school design … More
Why are there so many interviews on the A&E site?
For a while, I’ve been posting interviews here without writing anything about why these interviews are such an integral part … More
Child vs Book
A short film about reading, place and memory in an East London Primary school.