Article Review ‘Field/Work, Site, and Other Matters: exploring design practice across disciplines’ by James Benedict Brown and Anne Pirrie

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Thought you might love this blog post that explores knowing and practice and all those good educational things – from the perspective of the discipline of architecture.
When reading this – what similarities and differences do you see between Education and Architecture?
What new insights to learning theory do you gather from thinking about this review?

Space for Learning

Architecture is a peculiar thing. It is a professional practice (of accuracy and specificity, straight lines and window schedules) and it is a discipline of contingent knowledge gained through interaction and interpretation between architect and place. These two kinds of knowledge are rooted in quite separate epistemologies yet must somehow be brought together in architecture schools.

This review is of an article entitled ‘Field/Work, Site, and Other Matters: exploring design practice across disciplines’ by James Benedict Brown and Anne Pirrie. The article neatly summarises the two different aspects of architectural knowlege. In writing it I became aware how applicable this kind of whole brainapproach is also to unschooling. I reviewed this article as a teacher because we have to find ways to help students do projects which engage with all the types of knowledge required for architectural practice.I have posted the review here as a parent because it has…

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