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New Tactics for Architectural Pedagogy
Daniel Jacobs, Brittany Utting
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The word “university” is derived from the Latin universitas, meaning “the whole.”1 Embodying this totalizing condition, the university is a spatial and pedagogical system that produces subjects and subjectivities, structuring forms of knowledge, life, and labor.2 A space of power and of empowerment, the institution of learning enacts the ethos and agenda of its curricula, continuously shaping and distributing knowledge. As such, the curricular structure of the university is a particularly radical space for interrogation and offers a critical opportunity to lay bare the political and social dispositions of pedagogy.

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This project was made possible by the 2018–19 Equity Innovation grant from the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan.
Gerald Raunig, Factories of Knowledge, Industries of Creativity (Los Angeles: Semiotext(e), 2013): 40–52.