We value the existing experience of our students and do not underestimate the politics involved in making space encouraging robust and open discussions in studio. We are interested in activating projects with our students which are both personal and political and we aim to affect the practice, help each student redefine their experience beyond the Architecture School as well as in the wider context of our profession.
Thesis projects are self-directed by the student and aims to construct a clear research question with a personal agenda and political connection. Students develop their own form of practice, which might be a building, a network, a masterplan or series of methodologies but all acts as tools to transform the social, political and economic conditions of a place, institution or district.
PRAXXIS has created a critical platform where process, methods and products are tools themselves for our students to use within a safe thinking, questioning and propositional space. By this, we use our studio as a place to challenge the status quo in the school and in the wider architectural education and pose questions that are perhaps uncomfortable for others to ask. Fundamentally, we aim to affect the practice, alter the discipline and help redefine each student’s experience beyond the Architecture School as well as in the wider context of our profession.