Rethinking 20th Century Architectural Pedagogies

Wed 17 Apr 2019 1:00pm


Advanced Engineering Building
The University of Queensland
St Lucia Campus
Room 49-313A

Despite a growing interest in institutional histories and key educational figures, the complex processes that transformed architecture’s pedagogies in the 20th century are still under theorised. This workshop widens the geographical scope beyond local institutional histories and sets out to discover the very distinct materialities and technologies of schooling as active agents in the making of architectural school. Speakers will study graphic images, studio tools, experiments and events, lecturing devices and material infrastructures by which architect-educators and students produced and expressed ideas in 20th century educational contexts. By focusing on the visual and oral, rather than the textual means by which architectural knowledge was generated and disseminated in the past, they will scrutinise the unstudied link between traditional institutional studies, intellectual or conceptual studies and material/visual culture studies.

Confirmed speakers are Deborah van der Plaat and John Macarthur (University of Queensland), Lee Stickells (University of Sydney), Paul James (University of Queensland), Julia Gatley (University of Auckland), Rajesh Heynickx (KU Leuven) and Elke Couchez (University of Queensland)

Registrations are now open! Please visit the website for more information and the full programme:


Elke Couchez