Research-based teaching

PEDAGOGY

            My pedagogical approach focuses on methods to increase students’ capabilities in design and research. At the core of my teaching lies conceptual crossbreeding, by which architects and planners are not limited to design material structures, but do engage in a larger societal, curatorial and scientific debate, and develop interdisciplinary solutions for today social challenges.

            Students achieve conceptual crossbreeding mostly through intensive research practice and situated learning, but also by meticulously articulating their design into existing cultural and political contexts. This technique relies greatly on the idea of skill transfer, by which students mobilize and exercise their capabilities to reach clearly defined knowledge and cognitive abilities as learning outcomes.

            I teach social sciences, architecture and planning to interdisciplinary audiences, mostly composed of civil engineers, environmental engineers, architects, and social scientists. I have come across various formats of teaching including lectures, seminars, workshops, project studios, mentorship and supervision. Each format has allowed me to experiment with new teaching techniques and methods, and implement pedagogical theory into practice.