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Watch: ‘Architecture for All’ film on diversity in education

The Architecture Foundation has produced a film focusing on the future of creative learning in the UK

The movie, Architecture for All, follows south-London design teacher Neil Pinder and includes interviews with specialists and politicians.

Pinder is ‘passionate about diversity in architecture’ and has been running architecture workshops for his students to inspire a new generation of young designers from a wide range of backgrounds.

Part of the Celebrating Architecture programme, which is supported by the Architecture Foundation, Royal College of Art and the Mayor of London, the film presents an alternative manifesto for British creative education and the future of diversity in the creative economy.

Architecture for All premiered at the Royal College of Art in Kensington on 17 July.

Readers' comments (2)

  • Was Architecture ever on the syllabus? Involving so many different disciplines it should have a permanent place in the school timetable. If not to train members of the construction industry, then educate the clients of the future?

    Retrospectively we also need to introduce older people to the problems, challenges and pleasures of our craft. In any major project one has to involve local people as part of a planning application, and inevitably one is met by a negative attitude, and certainly the newly retired have too much time to obfuscate and extend the process.

    As Hundertwasser stated in the Mould Manifesto, if it doesn’t involve the designer, builder and the client, in the widest sense, architecture is a crime.

    Every town should have an evening school with walking tours to introduce all to the history techniques of architecture. Make friends, and get some exercise?!

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  • John Kellett

    David, I studied the History of Architecture at school in the 1970s as a part of the Art "O" and "A" level curriculum :-)
    It was an unusual school though. As an extra-curriculum activity I participated in a group, led by the Physics master, tracking Soviet satellites during the Cold War and getting my research published. I don't suppose that is taught in schools now either. It was a state school too.

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