The Aga Khan Trust for Culture Education Programme with Taylors University and Doma Initiatives started today with the Masters students (semester 4/Year 5 Architecture Students) from the School of Architecture, Taylors Univeristy. The module is offered as an elective.
Synopsis of Module
This module is a study on architecture which has received the Aga Khan Award for Architecture (AKAA) anchored by case study as the method of inquiry. It will be immersive and experiential and critical with outputs of written dossiers of the projects. Each student is required to go through the relevant project report, to read and digest the Master Jury citation, as well as other materials. Subsequently, using case study strategy, the student will identify issues to be studied, and conduct a field work. Finally, the student will produce a two-thousand-word paper critically analysing the project, and how it withstood the test of time. Students re-visit the building and looked at how the visions of the architects have been either sustained or transformed, particularly the cultural, economic, technical, physical aspects and how it has impacted the society; they will document uses/lifestyles, conducted in-depth interviews, and mapped the spaces as well as the supporting infrastructure.