Professor Kim Dovey

The Learning Assemblage: Place and Education

Professor of Architecture and Urban Design, Melbourne School of Design

Kim Dovey is Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Melbourne. He has published widely on social issues in architecture, urban design and planning. His books include Framing Places (Routledge, 2008), Fluid City (UNSW Press 2005), Becoming Places and the forthcoming Urban Design Thinking (Bloomsbury). He currently leads a series of research projects on place identity, informal settlements, transit-oriented development and creative clusters.

ABSTRACT: In this presentation Professor Dovey will explore the relationship between concepts of place and practices of learning – where do we learn most and why? Learning may have a little to do with place, or a great deal. The argument is that a place is a dynamic assemblage of people and spaces. Multiplicity, adaptation and self- organization are key characteristics of a successful learning assemblage. It is not only people who learn or fail to learn but also buildings, schools, cities and institutions.


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