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 […]

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 […]

Architecture education is in crisis and detached from the profession, says Schumacher

Patrik Schumacher has hit out at architecture education, accusing schools of being disconnected from the real world and claiming that many teachers use their positions to promote their own agendas. As a result of architecture schools teaching “without any curriculum”, students graduate with a portfolio that “might not include a single design that could meet minimal […]

People will “learn to love” architecture created using technology says Patrik Schumacher

People will adapt to the enhanced environments architects and designers are creating using technology, says Patrik Schumacher. Speaking about the future of technology on a panel hosted by Dezeen and kitchen and bathroom company Grohe, Schumacher said that designers should develop a new aesthetic as “market leaders”, and not worry whether people “like it right away”. “I […]

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