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"The Future of Architectural Education" Lecture Series at Athabasca University

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The Centre for Architecture at Athabasca University is launching a lecture series on "The Future of Architectural Education."
The first speaker will be Dr. Harriet Harriss, RIBA, PFHEA, Ph.D., (Assoc.) AIA, MA(RCA), FRSA. Dr. Harriss is an award-winning educator, qualified architect, and the former Dean of the Pratt School of Architecture in Brooklyn, New York. Her teaching, research, and writing focus upon pioneering pedagogic models for design education and exploring the intersectional edge of social justice and climate crisis theories and practices–themes that emerged from two of her highly-regarded texts, Radical Pedagogies: Architectural Education & the British Tradition (2015) and A Gendered Profession (2016). In her own words, Dr. Harriss argues that there can be ‘no climate justice without social justice,’ and that, ‘the co-creation of a climate crisis curriculum is the most pressing imperative facing architectural education and practice.’
Quality in the built environment begins through learning. The way we educate architects and designers is a major determinant of the world around us. In this sense, design education needs to evolve to better serve the contemporary needs of society. Join us to explore some of the most innovative ideas about design education from around the world.

Date: Wednesday, March 6, 2024

Time: 9 am - 10:30 am MST

Please click here to register for this event.

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