Architecture: Teaching the Future / Future of Teaching

Gemma Barton

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Driven by a need to examine the trajectory of architectural education and staffing, this paper questions academic recruitment and education strategy in relation to the 2015 Royal institute of British Architects (RIBA) education forum in the UK. Interviews with key academics actively challenging the future of higher education models were undertaken; London School of Architecture, AA Little Architect scheme and Free School of Architecture showcase detailed and reactionary approaches to the changing relationship between education, industry and the marketplace. An international survey was conducted gathering data from academics, the findings of which indicate a lack of clarity and consistency in the transition from architectural education into academia. The paper analyses the context of the results and proposes improvements to recruitment and staffing strategies both inside and outside of the traditional university framework. This research contributes to the wider discussion around future development and employment in arts education. If the discipline lies in the hands of the educators, then the future of the discipline lies in the hands of the future educators. To be truly forward thinking about the direction of practice we must first address our approach to academic recruitment, with a specific focus on early career academics.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd International Conference for Design Education Researchers
Place of PublicationFinland
PublisherAalto University
Number of pages19
ISBN (Print)9789526000695
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jun 2015
EventProceedings of the 3rd International Conference for Design Education Researchers - The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 28–30 June 2015
Duration: 26 Jun 2015 → …


ConferenceProceedings of the 3rd International Conference for Design Education Researchers
Period26/06/15 → …

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