Throughout the twentieth and into the twenty-first century, as pedagogical ideals change, so have their architectural form. The spatial organisation of learning is a field of design that includes the positioning of bodies, the texture and colour of surfaces, the proportionality of objects, programmatic offerings, time scheduling, and beyond. Similarly, learning can be seen as a subject of design, as the process of crafting of minds and characters. With the advancement not just of new learning models but new learning technologies, the classroom and education of tomorrow may not look like how it did today.
The event brings together some of the brightest thinkers and practitioners investigating the relationship between architecture and cultures of education today. The conference is complemented by an online issue with contributions from the speakers, crossposted on e-flux Architecture and The Contemporary Journal, the digital strand of the Public Programmes and Research at Nottingham Contemporary.
Participants include: Ramon Amaro, Sarah Amsler, Kehinde Andrews, Aoife Donnelly and Kristin Trommler, Tom Holert, Anna-Maria Meister, Irit Rogoff, ruangrupa (farid rakun), Ho Rui An, Ola Uduku and Mary Vaughan Johnson
In collaboration with Nottingham Trent University, University of Nottingham, Kingston University and e-flux Architecture.