Epidemic Urbanism Initiative, on Architectural Education in the Post-COVID Era: Envisioning New Opportunities and Implications.

  • Salama, A. M. (Invited speaker)
  • Caitlin DeClercq (Contributor)
  • Mohammad Gharipour (Contributor)

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Description

Ashraf M. Salama speaks to Mohammad Gharipour and Caitlin DeClercq, Founders of Epidemic Urbanism Initiative, on Architectural Education in the Post-COVID Era: Envisioning New Opportunities and Implications.

In this discussion, Professor Ashraf Salama (University of Strathclyde) contextualizes the recent and sudden shift of architectural education to online formats in broader, decades-long changes observed by William Mitchell and Manuel Castells; reflects on the unique challenges of this shift to architectural pedagogy, studio culture, and student motivation and community-building; highlights specific practices that resulted in a largely successful (if stressful and imperfect) shift to online education; and advocates the need to embrace and identify opportunities opened up for and by architectural education in a post-COVID era that will almost certainly be characterized by constant change and flux. Ultimately, Dr. Salama demonstrates how the shift to online education and the current global COVID-19 pandemic pose important opportunities for re-examining pedagogy and curricula, embracing transdisciplinary collaboration and action, and emphasizing person-environment relationships in design pedagogy and practice.
Period11 Sep 2020
Event titleEpidemic Urbanism Initiative, on Architectural Education in the Post-COVID Era: Envisioning New Opportunities and Implications.
Event typeSeminar
LocationNew York, United States, New York
Degree of RecognitionInternational

Keywords

  • architectural education
  • design studio teaching
  • decolonisation
  • Covid-19
  • pandemic
  • virtual world
  • design pedagogy