Education Design and Crowd Control
20th April, C15, Pope Building, University Park Campus, The University of Nottingham, 5pm
From Tom Brown’s School Days, by way of Lindsay Anderson’s If, through to The Wire and Laurent Cantet’s The Class, school environments are and always have been the context for high drama. As designers, should we therefore be more interested in the people using the spaces rather than making grand architectural statements about how buildings can transform people’s lives? By way of an introduction to the series, Mark Dudek asks the question, why are the environments within which education and learning takes place, of such high cultural value, yet at the same time perceived to be so little significance by the teaching profession?
Mark Dudek is an architect and school design consultant, Director of Mark Dudek Associates a specialist architectural design consultancy concentrating on education and childcare. He is author of many authoritative books on school design, including Schools and Kindergartens: A Design Manual, Building for Young Children, Children’s Spaces, Architecture of Schools: The New Learning Environments and Kindergarten Architecture.