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The dangerous assumption made by the council – that an individual is equipped to practice for life the day she/he receives the degree – is flawed.
The books remind us on every page how a city is only as large as the sum of its inhabitants, the people making the place before the place makes the people.
Striving to start a conversation about what can be done to improve architectural internship, we bring to you opinions from the educators’ and professionals’ side.
Striving to start a conversation about what can be done to improve architectural internship, we bring to you opinions and anecdotes from the students’ side.
Student internship is a quintessential part of an architectural education. However, it is increasingly becoming an unmitigated ordeal for many within the community. Affecting both
On Charles Correa’s 87th birth anniversary, we turn to one of his most profound essays in search for the missing piece.
In the B.Arch. program, this Internship module has increasingly become a matter of concern. Its usefulness – as a reality or a formality – is under debate.
The delinking of internship from education is particularly relevant today, as architectural education is now far more diversified, and is no longer confined to designing and making buildings.
On B. V. Doshi’s 90th Birthday – Architecture is – if stripped down to the basics – the art and science of adoption and adaption: of aesthetics, of sensibilities, of methods, techniques and technologies – and even values – to create a stylistic vocabulary all one’s own. Architects learn and draw inspiration from everything – from art, from nature, from politics and religion – but most importantly, we learn from those who came before us.
In India, the need to include internship as a part of the undergraduate degree programme arises more from the shortcomings of the professional licensing system than from the intrinsic requirements of education.
An internship should be treated as a training in maturity. Rather than be viewed as a filler for that which a school cannot teach, internships should be viewed as a space to absorb what cannot be learned without experiencing it in the raw.
An architectural internship should be treated as a training in maturity. Rather than be viewed as a filler for that which a school cannot teach, internships should be viewed as a space to absorb what cannot be learned without experiencing it in the raw.
It is important to remember that all through life these kids have always been instructed and evaluated. In the process, most become doers and lack the ability to think for themselves. What they are taught in schools makes them problem-solvers and plan-makers – they understand the process of design as being linear.
Are we preparing our new generations to look deeper? Search more broadly? Are we getting them interested in thinking and working beyond self-sustenance?