UNIT 2 STUDENTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO ENGAGE WITH THE UIA 2014 DURBAN STUDENT CHARTER ON ARCHITECTURAL EDUCATION TO ALLOW THEM TO HELP SET THE AGENDA FOR A RELEVANT, INSPIRING AND CURRENT UNIT 2 AGENDA!
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Extracts from the UIA 2014 Durban Student Charter on Architectural Education:
“It is my hope that all leaders of institutions of architectural education around the world, will take time after receiving copies of this charter, to read it and participate by contributing in the exercise of continuously improving the quality of education in Architecture.” (Mthembeni Mkhize, Discipline Head – Architecture, School of the Built Environment and Development Studies, the University of KwaZulu-Natal | Principal Director at Brink Stokes Mkhize Architects).
“The UIA 2014 Durban Student Debate, set out to bring architectural students from around the world together, to discuss the current state of architectural education from a global, student perspective. Originally, it was envisaged that the combination of students from developing and developed countries would highlight a stark contrast between the practice and education of architecture in these very different socio-economic contexts. In fact and surprisingly, the debate accentuated the very similar issues, architectural students from around the world are facing today, regardless of their contexts. The differences it did bring to the fore, were the varying degrees of emphasis on the social agenda, inherent in curriculum from different countries around the world.” (Editor: Samantha Rouche, UIA 2014 Durban Student Committee).