Tbilisi architecture biennial

Schools: from the Domus Archive to the Tbilisi Architecture Biennial 2020

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04.11.20

We have in common education all over the planet, not only because we are learning animals, but also because it is our society’s way to take care of the youngest. Also, where there are no schools. The topic of schools, not by chance, was so relevant after World War II that Domus dedicated an entire issue (number 220, June 1947) to a survey of schools.


We propose a selection of past projects, excerpts from Domus' issues, and some recent ones. Some parallels can be seen through the lenses of some of the more advanced education architecture of the past, derived from pedagogy at the time, and the themes that architects are confronted with nowadays.

 

The pandemic brought us to a similar condition, where we feel uncertain and vulnerable. Every government is, therefore, defending the possibility for the students to attend school. 



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