ERIC Number: ED382558
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Mar
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Knowledge of Body: An Other Picture of Architects and Design Education.
Prior to the 20th century the picture of a pre-designed universe was paralleled by the idea that only an external authority, like a deity or a scientific system of verification, could confirm what was or was not genuine knowledge. Today, the idea that knowledge and external authority are symbiotic partners continues to buttress descriptions of teaching and learning within the university design studio. Some observers believe that architects possessing privileged knowledge are entitled to count or dismiss what a student knows based on the extent that a student's performance of a design task complies with teacher expectations. Louis Sullivan's and William James's writings reveal an alternative picture in which a person's presence within their own body-in-the-world experiment is the entire basis for knowledge made inside of experience. Knowledge in design education, rather than requiring a body of knowledge, emerges within an experiential interaction in which teacher and student make meaning of their relationship with one another. (Author/MM)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: James (William); Sullivan (Louis H)
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Collegiate Schools of Architecture (83rd, Seattle, WA, March 18-21, 1995).