• 00:00    |    
    Initial credits
  • 00:06    |    
    Introduction by Axel Paredes
  • 00:16    |    
    Can we or should we manipulate a cultural or local identity in architecture?
  • 02:25    |    
    Cultural identity
    • Global trends
    • Local technologies and possibilities
    • Construction of an identity
  • 04:37    |    
    Do you think that beyond meaning, there is a difference in the role of architecture in the Guatemalan context?
  • 05:14    |    
    Do you believe there is a historic approach to architecture due to the insistance of looking back to roots or identity?
    • Architecture as a visionary discipline
    • Importance of the understanding of a specific culture
  • 08:26    |    
    Importance of innovation
  • 08:43    |    
    In your opinion, what is the role of technology and innovation in the context of Guatemalan design?
    • Influx and production of technology in Guatemala
    • Effects of the Lebanese Civil War in technology
    • Innovation opportunities for Guatemala
  • 12:35    |    
    As a professor, how has the teaching of architecture changed today? How do you approach this change in your projects?
  • 13:29    |    
    Changes in the educational platform
    • Redefinition of the role of studio
    • Collaborative teaching and projects
    • The University of Melbourne model
    • Georgia Institute of Technology model
    • University of Toronto model
  • 17:42    |    
    What new skills do you think architectural education should foster in students?
  • 18:46    |    
    Final words
  • 18:56    |    
    Final credits

Nader Tehrani: Cultural Identity and Innovation in Architecture

  | 28 de enero de 2013  | Vistas: 75

Facultad de Arquitectura UFM

Nader Tehrani gives an overall analysis of the current situation of architecture, both in the actual world and the academic context, and speaks about the input of architects in the development of perception and imagery, also elaborating on its ethical implications. He states that technology and innovation are central components of this art, which are certainly present in the Guatemalan structural design. Tehrani emphasizes the importance of getting to know the culture and history of the place where architecture is being developed, becoming a responsibility of the architect to achieve such knowledge. He concludes by sharing his educator's perspective about the evolution of teaching in this particular field and on how different universities and institutes stress the elements that they find more important in the learning process.




Nader Tehrani is architect and urban designer. He is a professor…


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Universidad Francisco Marroquín