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Notes on the Potential of Teaching Spatial Practices in Informal Urbanisms

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In his 2004 article Fallacies in Architectural Culture, Professor Doug Kelbaugh suggested that there were at least seven fallacies that shaped contemporary architectural culture.[i] These were:

  1. The Solo Artist: where students and architects often prioritize using buildings as explorations or personal expressions rather than prioritizing the social role of architecture.
  2. The Mandatory Invention Fallacy: where students and architects feel it is an obligation to constantly invent and re-invent through their production – that is, in his own words “to misunderstand creativity for originality.”
  3. La Tendenza Extrema: where ever-changing trends mark the pace of architectural production and balance or ‘passionate moderation’ as Kelbaugh calls it, is not recognized.
  4. Architecture Trumps Urbanism: “If students and practitioners are artists first and architects second, they are urbanists third” – Kelbaugh argues as he differentiates ‘architecture’ as object design and ‘architecture’ as a generator of life experiences.
  5. Global…

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