Indian designers dismiss “design-school propaganda” as they decolonise their work

Designers in India are rejecting the western canon and instead searching for home-grown approaches to their discipline. The movement to decolonise design in India comes as practitioners question the way they were taught about the subject. Design education in the subcontinent has until now largely focussed on overseas examples. “When we were in design school, […]

Patrik Schumacher and Harriet Harriss clash over long-hours culture at Dezeen Day

Patrik Schumacher defended architecture’s long-hours culture at Dezeen Day last week, arguing that protecting students from working too hard could lead to a “socialist kind of world of stagnation”. Schumacher, the principal of Zaha Hadid Architects, spoke on a panel about design education, claiming that worrying about exploitation of workers could have a “paralysing” effect […]

Huge rise in number of schools causes “big crisis” in Indian architecture education

Architecture education in India is in crisis with a shortage of teachers, overcrowded classes and widespread cheating by students, according to architects in the country. A huge expansion of architecture courses over the last few years has led to overstretched and under-qualified staff teaching classes of up to eighty students, Dezeen has been told. Students […]

Patrik Schumacher to speak about architecture education at Dezeen Day

Zaha Hadid Architects principal Patrik Schumacher will speak at the Dezeen Day conference in London on 30 October. Schumacher, who has led ZHA since the death of founder Zaha Hadid in March 2016, will take part in a discussion about the future of education. Earlier this year Schumacher ignited an international row when he claimed […]

Goldsmiths bans beef and bottled water in move to end carbon emissions

Goldsmiths, one of the UK’s best known art and design schools, has declared a climate emergency and pledged to become carbon neutral by 2025. The south-east London college, which calculates it generates 3.7 million kilograms of carbon emissions each year, today announced a series of measures aimed at helping the fight against climate change. It […]

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