As current models of knowledge transfer are brought into question, one radical attempt at rethinking the mandate of higher education through mass media is under the lens. Taking shape as an exhibition and a book, The University Is Now on Air: Broadcasting Modern Architecture examines a key experiment by The Open University to mobilize new media environments for distance and adult education.
The project offers a close reading of the course A305, History of Architecture and Design 1890–1939. This undergraduate arts course, offered by The Open University via television and radio broadcasts between 1975 and 1982, was a radical project for sharing knowledge through the convergence of mass media and mass education.
First presented at the CCA in Montreal in 2017, and curated by Joaquim Moreno, the exhibition The University Is Now on Air: Broadcasting Modern Architecture will be on view in Lisbon, at the CCB–Garagem Sul 19 February to 26 May 2019.
Curator: Joaquim Moreno
Exhibition design: APPARATA, London and Basel
Graphic design: Something Fantastic, Berlin
Lisbon iteration design: Girão Lima Architects, Lisbon
Lisbon iteration organisation: Garagem Sul / Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon
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