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Scholarship of Design
Knowledge, Education, Power and Production
Steven A. Moore
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Using historical, theoretical and empirical methods, this article examines the relationship between knowledge, education, and power in the production of the built environment of North America. Public Interest Design (PID) is examined as a method that challenges conventional modes of production by hybridizing formal and experiential knowledge, thus transforming power relations that guide decision making. Although some argue that PID should become a profession distinct from architecture, empirical data suggest that the method is better situated to renovate the transdisciplinary pedagogy of community service rooted in the Morrill Act of 1862 as the epistemological basis for production of the built environment. Read the full article at Taylor & Francis.