By Charles Doidge BSc (Architecture) MSc PhD Reg Arch, Rachel Sara PhD student in architectural education, Rosie Parnell BA (architecture) DipArch
The architectural crit, evaluate or jury is a cornerstone of architectural schooling worldwide. scholars protect their principles, drawings, and versions in open discussion board ahead of employees and fellow scholars. What educational employees see as fit artistic debate, scholars see as antagonistic war of words, an ego-trip for workers and humiliation for them. This obtainable and readable booklet, written via scholars and illustrated by way of telling cartoons, courses them via this educational minefield with artistic humour. It presents sensible suggestion in keeping with event of many fresh scholars and attracts on contemporary experimentation at Sheffield collage and De Montfort college Leicester. the purpose is twofold: first to signify the right way to get the main out of the normal adventure and moment, to explain ways that this can be being built into an event that might be extra positive and get ready destiny scholars to construct extra artistic relationships with consumers and clients, and around the industry.While a lot has been written concerning the crit, evaluation, or jury, little has been performed to organize scholars for it or to improve it within the mild of fixing expert attitudes and relationships. This booklet is a well timed consultant to a undying event in a altering profession.• distinctive consultant to an important occasion in each architectural student's lifestyles• Written by way of scholars for college kids, with funny readable suggestion that turns war of words into partnership• subsidized through 3 years' learn into customer and person relationships
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What do you want to get out of it? ‘Be aware of your own objectives’ (see cartoon 10) when planning the presentation. If it is an interim presentation, feedback is vital. If it is a final presentation, are you only trying to sell your work or do you also want advice on improving it? How to plan and develop the presentation So now you have asked yourself the key questions about your review, how do you go about preparing for it? Here are some helpful stages: 32 The Crit • • • • • Decide on the format/method/media you will use.
The need to move around the presentation keeps people interested. Powerpoint or other computer presentation Most appropriate for formal presentations. Check on equipment. Computer model displayed on screen This can allow interactive walk-throughs which are particularly suitable for an audience which doesn’t read architectural drawings. However, do not confuse flashy graphics with good design. Interactive presentation where the audience is expected to participate in the generation of ideas Particularly appropriate for the involvement of community or school groups but needs to be extremely well planned.
Other ideas Endless possibilities. 34 The Crit Be aware that the more hi-tech the equipment you use, the longer you will need to spend preparing. ’ Practising architect (Anthony, 1991: 65) A storyboard is used in planning a film or advertisement. It consists of ‘a “board” which tells a “story” in words and sketches’ (see cartoon 12) and which is the plan for the film or advert. Design your presentation as a combination of key text and sketches. It can be helpful to do this in pairs: • • • • Write down your ‘must-says’ (individually).