You are kindly invited to the seminar organized by the Department of Architecture.
Speaker: Jeffrey Roberson
Title: The Practice of Pedagogy
Time: Nov 24, 2020 16:45-17:30
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Jeff Roberson’s teaching and practice are both situated within the art-historical tradition of architectural rationalism, and aimed at the emancipatory project of education as conceived within the liberal arts educational program—here relating etymologically to liberalis, from liber ‘free,’ and educare, ‘to lead out.’ Rather than conceiving of architectural education as a means of guiding students towards standardized building practices or vocational training, Jeff’s efforts have been to invert this paradigm by engaging students in a practice towards education. In this way, pedagogy is foundational to the way that Jeff approaches architecture as both a discipline and profession. For his talk, ’The Practice of Pedagogy,’ Jeff will introduce how he takes up such concerns by highlighting recent and current projects, which aim to bridge the gap between teaching and practice.
Jeffery J. Roberson is co-founder of OFFICE ONTIC, a design practice based in Brooklyn, NY. He holds a post-professional Master of Design Studies degree in the History and Philosophy of Design from Harvard University and a Master of Architecture degree from the Catholic University of America. Jeff has taught at The City College of New York, Kean University, Parsons School of Design, Mississippi State University and the Catholic University of America. He has been an architecture resident at Art Omi and was awarded the Deborah J. Norden Fellowship from the Architectural League of New York. Jeff also engages in historical and theoretical scholarship around issues of beginning design pedagogy and architectural proportion, and was most recently published in Scroope: The Cambridge Architecture Journal.