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Learning from life: Exploring the potential of live projects in higher education (2011)
Journal Article
Sara, R. (2011). Learning from life: Exploring the potential of live projects in higher education. Journal for Education in the Built Environment, 6(2), 8-25

This paper introduces the educational issues surrounding live project work, exploring the potential benefits and drawbacks of these teaching projects. It draws on the findings of a University of the West of England Teaching and Learning Grant funded... Read More about Learning from life: Exploring the potential of live projects in higher education.

The campsite: Lessons from the edge of architecture (2011)
Presentation / Conference
Sara, R. (2011, October). The campsite: Lessons from the edge of architecture. Paper presented at Peripheries Architectural Humanities Research Association Conference

Architecture is a physical manifestation of the essential human need to both connect and separate; to bring together and to divide. Whilst the creation of architecture is bound up with ideas of the spatial – making spaces and places is what architect... Read More about The campsite: Lessons from the edge of architecture.

A studio between: Positioning the design-build studio as educational praxis (2011)
Book Chapter
Sara, R. (2011). A studio between: Positioning the design-build studio as educational praxis. In W. Carpenter (Ed.), Design Build Studio, 108-118. Lightroom Press

The basis for this chapter is embodied in the ‘Porte’ photograph by Marcel Duchamp. The proposition is that the design-build studio sits between the academy and the everyday. It sits between the binaries of Theory/Practice, University/Community, Draw... Read More about A studio between: Positioning the design-build studio as educational praxis.

Crit(ical) encounters (2011)
Presentation / Conference
Rice, L., & Sara, R. (2011, August). Crit(ical) encounters. Presented at Architectural Education Encounters Conference

The crit forms the primary narrative through which architectural education is operationalized. The crit or ‘design review’ inhabits a liminal space through which the process of learning architecture and development of professionalism are curated. For... Read More about Crit(ical) encounters.