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The disciplinary practices and processes of critique in a third-year architecture design studio

Author:
Stewart, Ethny A.
Degree Supervisor:
Julie Bianchini and Judith L. Green
Place of Publication:
[Santa Barbara, Calif.]
Publisher:
University of California, Santa Barbara
Creation Date:
2016
Issued Date:
2016
Topics:
Higher education, Architecture, and Educational evaluation
Keywords:
Higher Education
Critique
Architecture
Education
Design studio
Genres:
Online resources and Dissertations, Academic
Degree Grantor:
University of California, Santa Barbara. Education
Dissertation:
Ph.D.--University of California, Santa Barbara, 2016
Description:

The present study sought to make visible how and in what ways critique, as a disciplinary practice and process, was discursively constructed among actors in and through the opportunities for learning afforded in a third-year, 24/7 access architectural design studio. To gain an emic perspective (Agar, 1994), as an outsider entering a new disciplinary study, required a multilayered approach to trace over time how and in what ways processes and practices were proposed, established and (re)formulated. Discourse-in-use (Bloome & Clark, 2006) was the driving construct of this research project, as a way to trace how critique practices and processes were inscribed in this course of study. Data were constructed using written fieldnotes completed in the course, email correspondences with the instructor, video records of the course, course records, and ethnographic interview-conversations. Analyses made visible that opportunities for learning the practices and processes of critique. Opportunities that varied from formal to informal, engagement with different actors (Spradley, 1980), and participation in different learning environments were all critical to preparing students for the academic, social, and cultural demands in the architecture profession. The findings lay a foundation for further analyses about other phenomenon/a central to work in the design studio.

Physical Description:
1 online resource (285 pages)
Format:
Text
Collection(s):
UCSB electronic theses and dissertations
ARK:
ark:/48907/f3th8mv3
ISBN:
9781369575835
Catalog System Number:
990047512280203776
Rights:
Inc.icon only.dark In Copyright
Copyright Holder:
Ethny Stewart
File Description
Access: Public access
Stewart_ucsb_0035D_13244.pdf pdf (Portable Document Format)