Architectural Education is still largely living in the mid-20th century, where the studio model is both wonderful, limited and alive and well. Students are offered two stark pedagogies: either getting a fine arts education or applying a glorified trade school regimen towards being a technocrat. Artificial Intelligence (AI) might just eliminate architecture as a career for those who are not versed in the things that only humans can do: synthesize, channel, invent, craft. Beyond imitation. By its new nature, architecture could be becoming inhuman. Christopher Alexander, architect, educator, and author of “A Pattern Language" and “A Timeless Way of Building” has spent over 50 years revealing humanity in design and creation. Starting with humanity in architecture that uses AI as a tool —versus the driver— of architects.
View moreView full description