Interlude

A series of conversations exploring the recent transformations in architectural education

The recent alignment of a global pandemic, environmental urgency and socio−political catastrophe has shaped a fragile reality—a new ‘normal’—constantly shifted by unyielding disruptions and perpetual uncertainty. This current moment invites us to think differently about the field of architecture and the state of architectural education. As possibilities for reshaping the field unfold, we as young researchers and students, question the role we play in the reimagining of tomorrow’s world.

Interlude is a live archive—a snapshot of unfolding or unfinished conversations, experiments, stories, questions and reflections—exploring the current shifting state of architectural education; where architecture schools are navigating the tension between operating in a pandemic context whilst continuing to address what requires urgent attention today.

This project records and documents a series of interludes which disrupt, or have disrupted, the field of architecture. It is a platform which hosts an assemblage of formal and informal encounters between academics, mentors, tutors, students and practitioners—across geographic and disciplinary boundaries.

Interlude aims to provide a break, a space; for critical reflection and action, within architecture and beyond, through questioning the languages, archives, histories and boundaries that constitute it.

The Alastair Swayn Foundation respectfully acknowledges the Traditional Custodians on the land of which we work, the Ngunnawal people of the ACT. We recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture and pay respect to Elders past, present, and emerging.

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