So far, we have established three working groups, each formed to address certain themes geared towards our goal to decolonise architecture. These working groups are interconnected and overlap.
Curriculum and teaching reform.
Decolonising Architectures was initially founded to challenge current methods of teaching and thinking about architecture within the Department of Architecture at the University of Cambridge.
The interdisciplinary action group
Decolonising the curriculum means creating spaces and resources for a dialogue among all members of the university on how to imagine and envision all cultures and knowledge systems in the curriculum, and with respect to what is being taught and how it frames the world.
Architecture, the art and technique of designing and building, as distinguished from the skills associated with construction. The practice of architecture is employed to fulfil both practical and expressive requirements, and thus it serves both utilitarian and aesthetic ends.