April 7 - 10, 2021
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E: Workshop_W4: Developing an Architectural Research Agenda
Katy Janda, University College London, Panelist
Julia Robinson, University of Minnesota, Panelist
Panelists will present ideas, methods and organizational strategies for developing a well-defined architectural research agenda.
Julia Robinson: Architecture is a Cultural Medium:: Application in Research
Professor Robinson’s talk will briefly introduce the research agenda she has pursued in her career and discuss what it means for architecture to be a cultural medium. Subsequently she will present three research projects and her research methodologies, first a 15-year study of the difference between institution and home, second, the 8-year project on Dutch housing that resulted in her book, and finally, very briefly her recent work on preventing youth incarceration. She will conclude with preliminary ideas about how her work embodies a cultural approach.
Kathryn Janda: Beyond Technology: Re-Designing Sustainability Research and Social Engagement
This presentation discusses existing challenges and new opportunities for energy demand research in the built environment. I argue that energy use is embedded in a social context, so technical potential (aka better buildings) is not enough. We need social and organizational engagement as well, which I call “social potential.” From a research perspective, sustainability can only be achieved by continual co-production of learning between experts and non-experts, which requires inductive reasoning, open-ended questions and action research methods.
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