IAPS 2020, RUNNING OUT OF TIME - Setting the pace for future generations

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IAPS Symposium: Re-conceptualising architectural and urban design education through a people-centred, multidisciplinary integrative approach

Virtual room 7
Symposium 16 - Re-conceptualising architectural and urban design education through a people-centred, multidisciplinary integrative approach

Symposium Chairs
Dina Shehayeb, Nile University, Egypt
Ferdinando Fornara, University of Cagliari, Italy

In Collaboration with IAPS Education Network
Ashraf Salama, University of Strathclyde, United Kingdom

Part of
IAPS 2020
RUNNING OUT OF TIME - Setting the pace for future generations
https://www.iaps2020.com/

Architectural education needs to qualify students to intervene in the rapidly changing systems and processes of human settlements and have the capacity to reconnect people and place in a dynamic synergy that leads to positive impacts on human well-being. The architect needs to be an agent of social and spatial evolution towards a better ecological harmony in its broadest sense. This symposium will discuss various experiments and experiences attempting to address the following challenges in architecture education: integrating scales from a single room to part of a city, factoring human aspects into all subjects of the curriculum, reconciling explanatory and normative theory, integrating research into the design process, reinstating the human being at the centre of sustainable development (going beyond the measurable dimensions of environmental aspects), utilising technological advances as enablers rather than drivers, and developing transdisciplinary concepts and tools that can bridge the gap between architecture and urban design, on the one hand, and other disciplines. These challenges revolve around mainstreaming People - Environment relations in the multiple facets of architectural and urban design education.
Period25 Jun 2020
Event typeConference
LocationQuebec City, Canada, Quebec
Degree of RecognitionInternational

Keywords

  • architectural pedagogy
  • architectural education
  • design studio
  • environment-behavior studies
  • environmental psychology
  • trans-disciplinarity
  • transformative pedagogy