AffiliationWrittle School of Design
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AbstractIn this paper the potential role film has as an educational tool in the field of architecture design will be discussed. It will document workshops done by the author with students of architecture and interior design in both the UK and Spain. It will show how students are able to analyse film and directorial techniques to understand how film directors look at / use space. It will also show how that understanding has been used by students in their own designs projects to discover and explore previously hidden possibilities in spatial layouts and arrangements. Specifically, it is a paper on the relationship between film and spatial design. However, in a general sense, it is a paper about the potential of interdisciplinary design thinking in an educational context. It is based on a constructive approach that deliberately attempts to force architecture students to address their own subject through schemata they are not used to. As a result, it is an approach that naturally obliges them to reconsider their standard ways of working and thinking.
CitationCairns, G. (2012) 'Crossing the boundaries of film and architectural pedagogy', 2012, 2 (2), pp.16-23.
PublisherUniversity of Bedfordshire
JournalJournal of pedagogic development
Series/Report no.Volume 2
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