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The Forum spoke with the heads of seven local architecture and design programs to inquire how the schools are rethinking design education in the face of accelerated cultural production, changes necessitated by new technologies, and altered societal relations between the design community, the producing/constructing sector and the lay public.

Sylvia Lavin guest edits this issue, soliciting statements from various participants in various initiatives, which offers an educational glimpse of the lay of the changing architectural land regarding the education of an architect.

Experiments Against Buildings Aaron Betsky, Department Coordinator What is a Department of Environmental Design? During the 1960s, Environmental Design was a phrase meant to defuse the imperial overtones of architecture. It implied the dissolution of a formalist practice into technological […]