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CPD Central - CHANGE-MAKING FOR ARCHITECTURE

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CPD Central - CHANGE-MAKING FOR ARCHITECTURE
CPD Central - CHANGE-MAKING FOR ARCHITECTURE

Time & Location

11 Aug 2022, 19:00 – 21:00

Online

About the event

WHAT THIS COURSE INCLUDES

4 CPD points (CAT 1)

Active online presentation, with room for engagement and discussions in online breakout rooms.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN

  • Introduce the principles of critical reflection, systems design, and empathetic design for Built Environment Practitioners
  • Challenge existing practice and design modalities
  • Built skill set to develop a community engagement strategy
  • Ground and reflect on power and privilege
  • Develop critical and reflexive spatial thinking

Access to all:

  • required readings
  • digital toolkits
  • examples of the engagement tools
  • case studies
  • list of additional resources

Provide a space to critically engage with other spatial practitioners (architects and planners)

Provide tools to develop a participatory strategy

DESCRIPTION

Change Making for Architecture is an independent-learning programme that seeks to enable built environment practitioners to engage reflexively with the challenges of inclusive and sustainable urban development. The course is based on principles of dynamic, action-based learning. The programme is grounded in theories of situated knowledge and reflective practice, and places a strong emphasis on the ethical component of action-learning.

The course offers participants the opportunity to reflect on and evaluate their role in the built environment. The course material, case studies, and discussion is geared to advance the thinking and practice of participatory design. Not only will participants engage with theory, but they will also be provided with practical tools and resources that will enable them to work in collaborative ways to address urban socio-spatial inequalities and contribute to the democratisation of city-making.

DETAILS:

Online workshop dates and times:

Thursday, 28th July, 7pm-9pm

Thursday, 11th August, 7pm-9pm

Thursday, 25th August, 7pm-9pm

Thursday, 8th September, 7pm-9pm

Online workshop times:

7pm-9pm (2 hour commitment)

Monthly repayment option:

R1600/month (paid over 3 months)

Early Bird Price:

R3800 (lapses on 25th July)

Full Price:

R4800

WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?

This course is for:

  • Architects
  • Draftsmen
  • Planners,
  • Urban designers,
  • Policy makers

COURSE FORMAT AND OBJECTIVESParticipants will be guided through a process of personal introspection, critical self-reflection and reflection on the role of the built environment in perpetuating inequalities.Participants will be furnished with an array of resources of local and global development practitioners, practices and projects.Participants will be equipped with a series of tools and be supported in applying these tools to case studies and simulations.

COURSE  OVERVIEW:4 sessions, 4 hours each with one hour refection. 20hours commitment.Each session to be preceded with 90mins self-study/reading and refection 30mins group sessions discussing reading and learnings 90min active online presentation, with room for engagement and discussions in online breakout rooms. 90mins ‘homework’ assignment.

COURSE THEMES:

Week 1: Introduction: South Africa’s development history and participatory practice theory

Week 2: What is meaningful engagement?

Week 3: Tools and Strategies for Meaningful Engagement

Week 4: Engagement in Practice

Meet your instructors

Professional ArchitectsAQ +

Claire du Trevou and Suzette van der Walt, founders of AQ+,are both professional architects. Claire is an urbanist, passionate about the inclusive transformation of South African cities and founding member of Bitprop, a social enterprise developing affordable backyard rental accommodation. Suzette has experience in the affordable housing space and non-profit sector. Before completing her MBA at UCT in 2021 she worked as a project manager implementing community engagement research funding for an NRF funded project under the H&UE studio currently at Tshwane University of Technology. She also has lectured at the University of Johannesburg teaching critical practice.

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