Intersections Between the Academy and Practice, Papers from the 2016 AIA/ACSA Intersections Symposium

Pedagogical Explorations of an Open-Source Architecture Paradigm in Emerging Design Technologies

Intersections Proceedings

Author(s): Kihong Ku, Christian Jordan & Jim Doerfler

Open-Source Architecture is an emerging paradigm advocating peer-to-peer collectivity, inclusiveness and participatory culture in architectural design. These conditions support a broad interest at the intersection of education, research and practice in emerging design technologies exploring formal complexity, performance, biomimicry and responsiveness. In the last decade, rich participatory, open-source communities, open-source software, and open-source hardware, created by and designed for the fields of parametric and algorithmic design, visual programming, and physical computing have emerged with resulting opportunities for change in architectural education. We discuss pedagogical approaches that introduce pathways for open-source cultures in architectural design and personal learning networks for professional development.

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