Radical Pedagogies: Re-imagining Architecture’s Disciplinary Protocols

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Radical Pedagogies explores a series of pedagogical experiments that played a crucial role in shaping architectural discourse and practice in the second half of the 20th Century. As a challenge to normative thinking, they questioned, redefined, and reshaped the post-war field of architecture. They are radical in the literal meaning stemming from the Latin radix (root), as they question the basis of architecture. These new modes of teaching shook foundations and disturbed assumptions, rather than reinforcing and disseminating them. They operated as small endeavours, sometimes on the fringes of institutions, but had long-lasting impact. Much of architectural teaching today still rests on the paradigms they introduced.

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Beatriz Colomina
Ignacio G. Galán
Evangelos Kotsioris
Anna-Maria Meister
Colomina, B., Galán, I. G., Kotsioris, E., & Meister, A.-M. (2017). Radical Pedagogies: Re-imagining Architecture’s Disciplinary Protocols. Materia Arquitectura, (14), 102–107. https://doi.org/10.56255/ma.v0i14.24


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