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Mo 13.02.2023


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Radical Pedagogies: Institution and/or Resistance

Beatriz Colomina, Ignacio G. Galán, Evangelos Kotsioris, Anna-Maria Meister

6th CCSA Talk 22/23

13.02.2023, 6 pm [ENG]
BEATRIZ COLOMINA (Princeton University), IGNACIO G. GALÁN (Barnard College, Columbia University), EVANGELOS KOTSIORIS (Museum of Modern Art), ANNA-MARIA MEISTER (Technical University of Darmstadt)
»Radical Pedagogies: Institution and/or Resistance«

In the decades after World War II, new forms of learning transformed architectural education. These radical experiments sought to upend disciplinary foundations and challenge architectural discourse, education, and practice. On the occasion of the publication of Radical Pedagogies (MIT Press, 2022), a far-reaching compendium of more than one hundred global experiments in architectural education, please join us for a conversation with editors Beatriz Colomina, Ignacio G. Galán, Evangelos Kotsioris, and Anna-Maria Meister. We will discuss how these provocative projects from the last century did not only shake the foundations of the discipline, but also raise provocative questions about architecture and its pedagogies. The experiments include the adaptation of Bauhaus pedagogy as a means of “unlearning” under the conditions of decolonization in Africa; a movement to design for “every body,” including the disabled, by architecture students and faculty at the University of California, Berkeley; the founding of a support network for women interested in the built environment, regardless of their academic backgrounds; and a design studio in the USSR that offered an alternative to the widespread functionalist approach in Soviet design. Viewed through their dissolution and afterlife as well as through their founding stories, these projects from the last century raise provocative questions about architecture’s role in the new century. 

Beatriz Colomina
Howard Crosby Butler Professor of the History of Architecture, Princeton School of Architecture; Founding Director, Media and Modernity Program, Princeton University

Ignacio G. Galán
Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, Barnard+Columbia Colleges

Evangelos Kotsioris
Assistant Curator, Department of Architecture and Design, The Museum of Modern Art

Anna-Maria Meister
Assistant Professor for Architecture Theory and Science, Technical University of Darmstadt

CCSA Talks takes place via Zoom and will be later available on the CCSA YouTube-Channel.