From Disruptions in Architectural Pedagogy to Disruptive Pedagogies for Architecture

Türkkan S.

in: Disruptive Technologies: The Convergence of New Paradigms in Architecture, Philippe Morel,Henriette Bier, Editor, Springer Nature, Zug, pp.131-146, 2023

  • Publication Type: Book Chapter / Chapter Research Book
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Publisher: Springer Nature
  • City: Zug
  • Page Numbers: pp.131-146
  • Editors: Philippe Morel,Henriette Bier, Editor
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


In the last chapter—“From Disruptions in Architectural Pedagogy to Disrup- tive Pedagogies for Architecture”—Sevgi Türkkan (Istanbul Technical University) is concerned with architectural education, a question ‘a fortiori’, in view of the current radical transformations. Her chapter is a pedagogically oriented reflection addressing the techno-cultural-pedagogic shift in architectural education. A manifesto for forms of intelligence, labour, creativity, and reorganization of space offered for more rele- vant architectural learning, it is calling for radical changes in the pedagogic agenda, thanks to recent advancements in digital knowledge, big data availability, and open- source AI tools. It challenges in a very concrete manner the “mainstream and ‘ordi- nary’ architecture school, its educational concepts, curriculum, pedagogic rituals, values, and the disciplinary ethos that lies underneath.” As Türkkan mentions, the aim of this chapter is “to outline trajectories for this agenda, by raising a series of questions regarding architectural learning and the role of institutions in the 21st century”