Archinect - Features 2018-02-25T18:31:27-05:00 https://archinect.com/features/article/150049181/cross-talk-4-joel-kerner-on-academic-aesthetics Cross-Talk #4: Joel Kerner on 'Academic Aesthetics' Joel Kerner 2018-02-09T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-02-12T10:21:41-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/5x/5xk277afae9zrcwi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><strong><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/944588/cross-talk" target="_blank">Cross-Talk</a></strong>&nbsp;is a recurring series on Archinect that endeavors to bring architectural polemics and debate up-to-date and up-to-speed with the pace of cultural production today. Each installation will feature an introduction premise along with four responses by four practitioners to a single topic. For this week's iteration, we look at 'Academic Aesthetics.'</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150049051/cross-talk-4-saba-salekfard-on-academic-aesthetics Cross-Talk #4: Saba Salekfard on 'Academic Aesthetics' Saba Salekfard 2018-02-08T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-02-12T04:06:39-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f2/f2oehl8ckfdv1ojk.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><strong><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/944588/cross-talk" target="_blank">Cross-Talk</a></strong>&nbsp;is a recurring series on Archinect that endeavors to bring architectural polemics and debate up-to-date and up-to-speed with the pace of cultural production today. Each installation will feature an introduction premise along with four responses by four practitioners to a single topic. For this week's iteration, we look at 'Academic Aesthetics'.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150047301/cross-talk-4-matthew-okazaki-on-academic-aesthetics Cross-Talk #4: Matthew Okazaki on 'Academic Aesthetics' Matthew Okazaki 2018-02-07T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-02-12T06:03:09-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/23/230ep2hi5sqbjo3f.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><strong><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/944588/cross-talk" target="_blank">Cross-Talk</a></strong>&nbsp;is a recurring series on Archinect that endeavors to bring architectural polemics and debate up-to-date and up-to-speed with the pace of cultural production today. Each installation will feature an introduction premise along with four responses by four practitioners to a single topic. For this week's iteration, we look at 'Academic Aesthetics'.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150046825/cross-talk-4-zack-matthews-on-academic-aesthetics Cross-Talk #4: Zack Matthews on 'Academic Aesthetics' Zack Matthews 2018-02-06T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-02-06T10:59:09-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/e7/e7hty10wala61jtw.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p><strong><a href="https://archinect.com/features/tag/944588/cross-talk" target="_blank">Cross-Talk</a></strong>&nbsp;is a recurring series on Archinect that endeavors to bring architectural polemics and debate up-to-date and up-to-speed with the pace of cultural production today. Each installation will feature an introduction premise along with four responses by four practitioners to a single topic. For this week's iteration, we look at 'Academic Aesthetics.'</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150048503/cross-talk-4-academic-aesthetics-introduction Cross-Talk #4: Academic Aesthetics — Introduction Anthony Morey 2018-02-05T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-02-07T12:01:14-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/1n/1nvdyj1jckjyiywc.gif" border="0" /><p><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/150008484/introducing-archinect-s-new-critical-debate-forum-cross-talk" target="_blank"><strong>Cross-Talk</strong></a>&nbsp;is a new recurring series on Archinect that endeavors to bring architectural polemics and debate up-to-date and up-to-speed with the pace of cultural production today. Each installation will feature four responses by four writers to a single topic. For this week's iteration, the topic is 'Academic Aesthetics'.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150042760/cross-talk-3-daniela-leon-on-biennales-triennials-and-exhibitions Cross-Talk 3: Daniela Leon on 'Biennales, Triennials and Exhibitions' Daniela Leon 2017-12-29T09:00:00-05:00 >2017-12-29T00:18:05-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/u8/u8atn3igr9a8ykrl.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/features/article/150042651/cross-talk-3-viola-ago-hans-tursack-on-biennales-triennials-and-exhibitions Cross-Talk 3: Viola Ago & Hans Tursack on 'Biennales, Triennials and Exhibitions' Viola Ago 2017-12-28T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jt/jtqwzkv0cnxponnt.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/features/article/150042513/cross-talk-3-jonathan-rieke-on-biennales-triennials-and-exhibitions Cross-Talk 3: Jonathan Rieke on 'Biennales, Triennials and Exhibitions' jonrieke 2017-12-27T09:00:00-05:00 >2017-12-28T06:49:51-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/6w/6w2ay6gdyjh637mq.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/features/article/150042356/cross-talk-3-biennales-triennials-and-exhibitions Cross-Talk #3: Biennales, Triennials and Exhibitions Anthony Morey 2017-12-26T09:00:00-05:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/f6/f6jesewg9gjwhhu7.gif" border="0" /><!DOCTYPE html PUBLIC "-//W3C//DTD HTML 4.0 Transitional//EN" "http://www.w3.org/TR/REC-html40/loose.dtd"> <html><head><meta></head></html> https://archinect.com/features/article/150019771/cross-talk-2-deborah-garcia-on-pedagogy-today Cross-Talk #2: Deborah Garcia on 'Pedagogy' Today DeborahMGarcia 2017-07-30T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jo/jooeir1mivsqaysy.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>It is with much trepidation that I responded to the prompt of pedagogy issued for this round of <strong><a href="http://archinect.com/features/article/150018583/cross-talk-2-pedagogy-introduction" target="_blank">Cross-Talk</a></strong>. A bit of hesitation because having graduated less than two months ago the...wounds are fresh, shall we say. The hand that fed is not yet out of eyesight... The master is still very much near. Take your pick of idioms and metaphors; it is difficult to write on the subject within which one is so acutely implicated. I have been a product of it and continue to subject myself willingly to its current operators. What I have included as my response will react to the pieces written by fellow participants of this current Cross-Talk&mdash;participants who I also call my teachers, peers, and friends. Friends for now, I might add, for if these Cross-Talks are in any way successful they should at least shake these friendly foundations out of simple curiosity and mischievous delight&mdash;two things this writer is quite prone to.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150019770/cross-talk-2-junejuly-on-pedagogy-today Cross-Talk #2: JuneJuly on 'Pedagogy' Today JuneJuly 2017-07-29T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/j3/j3jnuzq549rh00pi.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>When asking questions about how to teach architecture, we have to understand what architecture is as a profession. The profession, as the academy understands it, no longer exists. The service of architecture can largely be separated into two fields: design architecture and executive architecture. Design architecture is concerned with the design of space, and executive architecture with the delivery of that design. Pedagogy today attempts to prepare students for both of these roles, and in that way prepares them for neither. Contractors and fabricators are already comfortable executing architecture, and extra-disciplinary creative agencies (advertising, graphics, branding) take on the design of architecture without hesitation. This is indiscriminate to whether or not those who do the work were trained as architects. This will only continue.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150019767/cross-talk-2-constance-vale-on-pedagogy-today Cross-Talk #2: Constance Vale on 'Pedagogy' Today Constance Vale 2017-07-28T09:00:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/vs/vsbroe6bsq9gl3j3.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Pedagogy is animated theory that transforms the discipline. It emerges from discussion, debate, and creation and involves the collaboration of instructors, students, and institutions. Essential to pedagogical development is the understanding that architecture is a cultural discipline, one that thrives on creative speculations that enter into tension with external issues.[1]<a href="http://archinect.com/add_feature#_ftn1" name="_ftnref1" target="_blank"></a> Effective architectural pedagogy alters the world beyond the boundary of its originating institution, changing conformist ideologies and empowering the disenfranchised via the implications of aesthetics.[2] In the pursuit of disciplinary transformation that will destabilize the status quo, pedagogy must first address how to forget and how to fail.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150019622/cross-talk-2-patrick-geske-on-pedagogy-today Cross-Talk #2: Patrick Geske on 'Pedagogy' Today Patrick Geske 2017-07-27T12:29:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/g7/g7d4pzdn69anblzv.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>At its core, architecture is a personal pursuit that involves an itinerant and systematic questioning of everything one grows up to find in the world&mdash;pre-existing as it were, solid and opaque as if somehow natural.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150019410/cross-talk-2-matthew-allen-on-pedagogy-today Cross-Talk #2: Matthew Allen on 'Pedagogy' Today Matthew Allen 2017-07-26T12:02:00-04:00 >2017-07-26T12:02:45-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/p8/p8j2aq4o998t1nh0.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Not so long ago, not everyone would be expected to graduate from high school. &nbsp;(Graduation rates in the US: 1900: 6%; 1930: 55%; 2016: 83%.) Now college is more or less mandatory in many lines of work, and an advanced degree is almost a requirement to be an architect. But somehow an old idea persists: the idea of the architect as a generalist problem-solver, a gentleman amateur. This is a nineteenth century idea that fit, say, Frank Lloyd Wright, but, strangely enough, it also fits most contemporary architects that come to mind.<br></p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150019166/cross-talk-2-pedagogy-of-the-present-frederick-l-ackerman-s-unrealized-vision-for-architectural-education-by-zachary-tate-porter Cross-Talk #2: 'Pedagogy of The Present — Frederick L. Ackerman’s Unrealized Vision for Architectural Education' by Zachary Tate Porter Zachary Tate Porter 2017-07-25T12:18:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/7s/7sozp2h2blfki21x.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>In recent years, various social media platforms have reconfigured the distribution and consumption of architecture&mdash;a transformation that has reinvigorated the discipline and produced a wide array of provocative imagery. Yet, while architects can and should celebrate this exciting culture of exchange, there is also the risk of becoming too insulated from the problems and paradigms of larger culture. Ultimately, architectural schools bear the burden of navigating these forces and setting the tone for emerging professionals. As architectural educators chart the course for our discipline, they would be wise to revisit the pedagogical visions espoused by our predecessors.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150018583/cross-talk-2-pedagogy-introduction Cross-Talk #2: Pedagogy — Introduction Anthony Morey 2017-07-24T14:46:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/cr/crb1zb3qejtxzaqu.gif" border="0" /><p>pedagogy&nbsp; </p> <p>|&#712;ped&#601;&#716;&#609;&auml;j&#275;|&nbsp; </p> <p> noun&nbsp;(plural&nbsp;<strong>pedagogies</strong>)&nbsp;the method and&nbsp;practice&nbsp;of&nbsp;teaching, especially as an academic subject or theoretical&nbsp;concept:<em>&nbsp;the&nbsp;relationship&nbsp;between applied linguistics and language&nbsp;pedagogy</em>&nbsp;|<em>&nbsp;subject-based&nbsp;pedagogies</em>.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150009399/cross-talk-a-brick-and-a-bull-by-sofia-blanco-santos Cross-Talk: 'a Brick and a Bull' by Sofia Blanco Santos Sofia Blanco Santos 2017-05-26T12:11:00-04:00 >2017-05-26T17:25:24-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/h6/h62gqzlwaip9gc76.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Architects are collectors. Collectors of different images, objects, ideas and other architectures. What we collect, and how we decide to put the different parts of this collection together, ultimately constitutes the architectures we make.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150009185/cross-talk-between-architecture-and-people-by-caio-barboza Cross-Talk: 'Between Architecture and People' by Caio Barboza Caio Barboza 2017-05-25T12:10:00-04:00 >2017-05-25T12:11:05-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/rj/rjg4cb3xtqtueely.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>Flexibility is the new <em>f-word</em>&hellip; PC is the face of contemporary architecture&hellip; and it adapts to people&rsquo;s needs: stories of a promising 21st century for the discipline now subjugated to solidarity and justice.</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150008984/cross-talk-reflections-of-agonist-reflections-by-eliyahu-keller Cross-Talk: 'Reflections of Agonist Reflections' by Eliyahu Keller Eli Keller 2017-05-24T12:10:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/pl/pl1mr53aybyswaqr.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>The definition provided by Wikipedia for &lsquo;agonism&rsquo; puts an emphasis on the legitimacy of struggle, on its &ldquo;permanent place&rdquo;, and less on the outcome of the conflict. With this&mdash;and not to say by any means that all struggles are valid&mdash;the point is still quite clear. It is the struggle that matters, not the result. It is the activity that counts, not where it leads. It is, as we tell children who lose a ball game, all about participation; it&rsquo;s about moving, staying fit, agile; it&rsquo;s about always being in flux.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150008795/cross-talk-the-agonist-by-clemens-finkelstein Cross-Talk: 'The Agonist' by Clemens Finkelstein Clemens Finkelstein 2017-05-23T12:23:00-04:00 >2017-05-23T18:23:53-04:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/d6/d6rp5s6qonmd579g.jpg?fit=crop&auto=compress%2Cformat&w=1200" border="0" /><p>A(nta)gonistic&mdash;a fragile web composed of the agonist, antagonist, and anti-agonist&mdash;is how the contemporary struggle unfolds in architectural discourse: an interrelated mess of pretension shooting bursts of polemic observations and sadomasochistic exposure, bouncing from media-outlet to media-outlet till incoherently strung shibboleths and their comments ooze through touchscreens and keyboards in an attempt to incite debate, leaving fingers sticky.&nbsp;</p> https://archinect.com/features/article/150008484/introducing-archinect-s-new-critical-debate-forum-cross-talk Introducing Archinect's New Critical Debate Forum 'Cross-Talk' Anthony Morey 2017-05-22T14:09:00-04:00 >2018-01-30T06:16:04-05:00 <img src="https://archinect.imgix.net/uploads/jd/jdwv9o01xkwsjx63.gif" border="0" /><p>The last four-plus decades have seen formidable developments in the discipline of architectural history and theory. This prolific production was disseminated publicly primarily through text-based mediums such as <em>Oppositions</em>, <em>Log</em> and <em>Assemblage</em>&mdash;among countless others. But now, the emergence of new media and platforms have dramatically changed the form and pace with which architectural ideas are transmitted. The slow pace of traditional text-centric publishing appears to be losing ground to the rapid production and transmission of images. Can text catch up with the image?</p>