A ‘starting over again’ school for design and architecture professionals

Still in early stages of development and supported by design thought-leader (I hate that term, but it feels authentic here) John Thackara @johnthackara. He refers to it as “A feral encounter, [which] brings people into contact with the lived reality of a situation.” (http://observersroom.designobserver.com/johnthackara/post/in-praise-of-the-feral-update-on-xskool/29608/). A pilot group “embraced the idea of no curriculum, no standardised process, no teachers, and no certificates” (http://www.doorsofperception.com/archives/2011/05/xskool_breathin.php). One of Thackara’s formulations is to support designers, architects and their teachers making the transition to a new kind of design.

A new form of Continuing Professional Development? Worth watching this space.

Clipped from xskool.com

Xskool is the germ of an idea: a professional development programme for mid-career designers, architects and design professors. The idea is to equip you with the ideas, skills and connections you need to help your organization change course and engage with the restorative economy that is now emerging.

Our objective is to grow a programme that is distributed, so that people do not have to travel long distances to take part; affordable in all regions; and easily scalable.

Xskool will be a collaboration with with existing courses and projects where the new practices that design needs to learn are already being pioneered.

Read more at xskool.com


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