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Community Collaboration And Communication In The Design Studio, Noam Austerlitz, Avigail Sachs Jan 2006

Community Collaboration And Communication In The Design Studio, Noam Austerlitz, Avigail Sachs

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Based on the authors teaching experience, this essay presents an example of how the traditional design studio might be modified so as to foster democratic participation and egalitarian communication between the participating students and instructors. Open communication in the studio is seen as the key to incorporating important values such as collaboration, community and respect for the every day environment into the studio's hidden curriculum. The essay begins by discussing the potentials for and obstacles to meaningful communication in the studio. This discussion is followed by a description of a modified studio project that included continuous role-playing on the ...