What is it about?

This paper investigates the design crit in East African schools of architecture from a student’s perspective, garnered from focus group discussions carried out in the five schools of architecture, and corroborated through observations. Findings indicate challenges in the design crit, vis-à-vis the broader goals and objectives of architectural education.

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Why is it important?

While the design crit forms a significant part of the signature pedagogy of architectural education, little is known about its inner workings, or about its impact on learning, more so in East Africa. This paper reveals some of the inner workings of the design crit in architecture education in East Africa.


This is the first review of the design crit in East Africa

Dr Mark Olweny
University of Lincoln

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This page is a summary of: Students’ views of the architectural design review: The design crit in East Africa, Arts and Humanities in Higher Education, March 2019, SAGE Publications, DOI: 10.1177/1474022219833595.
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