Exposed Pedagogy: Architecture as (a) Medium (of communication)
Architecture schools are often isolated from the profession and the public they serve both pedagogically and physically, and often this is justified. Schools are not typically very public. However, schools could play a much greater role in the stimulation of a public discourse around architecture. The intent of this thesis is to examine how architecture can stimulate that discussion and ultimately how architecture could frame that discourse. The thesis proposes that an architecture school can and should be a vehicle for public discourse by way of framing that discourse on the one hand and overtly stimulating it on the other. Specifically, an architecture school has the capacity to contribute to public discourse through the visual affects of form making and the social implications of that same form. The research is divided into three components that chronicle an argument from contextualisation, through investigation to application.