But if architects can’t maintain these standards themselves, a great degree of hypocrisy persists.Maintaining a healthy, balanced life is a critical component of 21 century studio culture.Despite a transformed global context, the same paternalistic model of studio culture that has existed since the Beaux Arts remains in place.
Additionally, an agreed upon schedule was decided on, enabling students to work and make it to their non-studio courses alert and well-rested.
We believe there is an urgent need to reconfigure the institution of studio in order to address the pressing academic and professional issues of our time.
We are putting forth what we feel are the guiding principles which must inform a progressive studio culture: agency, balance, flexibility, diversity, interactivity, interdisciplinarity, and sustainability.
Because of this, most do not realize they could have far greater agency in the formation of their education.
The default tendency is for students to uncritically accept the premises in a given curriculum, syllabus, or studio problem, thus negating their stake.