Conversation: teaching 21st century architecture

By ABC By Design
Sandra Kaji O'Grady is head of architecture at the University of Technology in Sydney, an architecture school deliberately positioning itself right at the edge of the latest ideas in the world of architecture and design. Sandra is part of By Design's Conversation series, where leaders in the world of design and architure talk about their ideas. Sandra Kaji O'Grady's topic and interest is focused on what skills students need to learn if they're to become good architects for the 21st century.
30 August 2008
ABC Radio National’s By Design is a program about how we shape our world - a vibrant show about people and the things that surround us.
From the cities and buildings we live in to the cars we drive and clothes we wear, the program deals with architecture and material culture, the politics of the built environment and design - all through the prism of our daily lives.
It explains how, through the creative process, human ideas take on tangible form and designers reinvent the world to keep pace with its changing needs and desires, lifting the quality of our lives.
The program explores how design -- the way things look, feel and function -- reflects social change; what the decisions we make as consumers of architecture and everyday objects tell us about who we are.