Tutorials # 2

Two common features in tutorials on 20/21st November.

One: Students are torn between being good students (and thus covering backs, being diligent about the requirements of the brief, moving from issue to issue) and being good competitors (being opportunist, being a bit dumb, feeding the eye candy). No clear winners here, because years of architectural education breed a certain type of diligence which is at odds with the edited version of architecture that competitions throw up.

Second: Students were allowed to ask ten questions. The only one that everyone asked, almost without exception, was: “Is the sustainability expectation really serious.” For which maybe read: “Can I be a bit token about it all?” Depressing. The answer, by the way, is YES, the sustainability expectations are serious.

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