Archiplayscape | Ayşegül Aktaş – Sedat Ercan – Mehmet Onur Salur


A school of architecture must have a structure identical to that of play.

Play is innately informal learning.

Architecture is intertwined with every aspect of life. It is open-ended and fed by a wide range of these aspects. Thus, architectural education cannot fit into a formal pattern.

Play is, first of all, a voluntary activity. It is not possible to take part in a play that is not adopted. It is also necessary to volunteer for architectural education.

An education system based on volunteering should be applied to free architectural education from its limitations.

Play fosters creativity and imagination by eliminating the obstacles that keep people under pressure. Thus, one reaches hir* unique and different consciousness.

Architectural education must promote diversity. It should include formal, non-formal and informal learning for people with different learning styles. This diversity allows the individual to establish and manage hir* own learning map. Architectural education is independent of time constraints.

The place of architectural education must be a whole consisting of (1) the place where a new reality is learned (Farm), (2) the place where all the knowledge and abilities for design are acquired (Jungle), and the place of design (Highground) where the acquired knowledge and abilities become a physical reality.

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