Definitions

School of thought is a school that can be defined as a set of ideas and opinions on new methods of knowledge creation and on new forms of knowledge transfer, that a group of people dedicated to architecture and spatial planning share about architectural education.


Mediation is a set of systems, methods and typologies of how architectural knowledge is been created, developed and transmitted.


Pedagogy is a system of theory and practice of education that best describes the relationship of teaching and learning.


Production of Space is not confined only on the physical spatial formulations. According to Lefebvre, the symbolic, the practical and the imaginary meaning of space are directly interconnected and formulate an established triangular relationship*. The production of space will focus accordingly on the three particular meanings of the space that could be related to the production of the new school of thought.
*Lefebvre, Henri. 1991. The Production of Space. Edited by Donald Nicholson-Smith. Production. Vol. 9. Blackwell.


Ideology is a position of the school of thought towards architecture within the architectural current condition. In this category, the expected profile of the architect [that finishes the school] should also be addressed.


Context: in general is the spirit of the time. On the one hand, it includes the social, political, economical context. On the other hand, it refers to the current architectural focus.


Content describes the people/or the profile of them that contribute in the school. It defines the courses that formulate the school. It includes the actions that could happen [public or others]. And it addresses the methods and the forms of creation, development and transmission of architectural knowledge.


Space refers to spaces, landscapes and environments. It will also address the atmosphere.


Type describes if the school is private or public, supported by a government or by a community/institution/ organization/different system. The type of school influences not only the character but also the amount of fees, if there are.


Size is a number of students, and ratio professor-students.


Output refers to the visual and written language and material that represents the school.
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