Radical Pedagogy ©

Radical Pedagogy explores a series of pedagogical experiments that played a crucial role in shaping architectural discourse and practice in the second half of the 20th century. The central hypothesis is that some of these experiments can be understood as radical architectural practices in their own right. To test this hypothesis, the research compares a series of case studies and identifies their degree of innovation, radicality and influence. Radical pedagogy disturbs assumptions, rather than reinforcing and disseminating them. This challenge to normative thinking is a major but symptomatically neglected force in the field of architecture. Each experiment has a particular timeframe as the pedagogical techniques often generate a new set of norms to be challenged by another philosophy of education.

Radical Pedagogy Research Team

Anthony Acciavatti, Jose Araguez, Ignacio Gonzalez Galan, Anna-Maria Meister, Joseph Bedford, Britt Eversole, Vanessa Grossman, Daniela Fabricius and Federica Vannucchi

Research Topics

The New Bauhaus (Institute of Design) and Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago

The Rangers at Cornell and Cooper Union: Rowe/Ungers/Hejduk/Slutzky

Catalan architecture and the "School of Barcelona"

The Florentine Radicals and Global Tools


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Britt Eversole and Yetunde Olaiya

Monday, April 21, 2014


José Aragüez and Phil Taylor

Tuesday, April 15, 2014


LC/GR Le Corbusier and Greece

Wednesday, April 2, 2014


Redesigning the Scholarly Book

Monday, March 31, 2014