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Architecture Schools and Their Relationship with Research: It’s Complicated

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Original article (peer-reviewed)
Author Silberberger Jan,
Project Design Research in Architecture
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Original article (peer-reviewed)

Journal Dimensions
Volume (Issue) 1(1)
Page(s) 77 - 84
Title of proceedings Dimensions
DOI 10.14361/dak-2021-0110

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Type of Open Access Publisher (Gold Open Access)


Editorial Summary: In »Architecture Schools and Their Relationship with Research: It’s Complicated«, Jan Silberberger describes the problematic divide between practicing architects that teach design at architecture schools and scholars investigating the practices of designing from a theoretical or social scientific perspective. Identifying three recurrent misunderstandings between these two groups, he stresses the lack of awareness about genuine research approaches within the discipline of architecture. Emphasizing the interconnectivity of research and practice, Silberberger highlights the potential for further development of the discipline that thorough reflections on the methodologies applied in architectural design afford. [Katharina Voigt]