Message - Re: thesis in b.arch

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Posted by  Rog the Dodge on June 28, 2003 at 13:01:18:

In Reply to:  Re: thesis in b.arch posted by Metaphoracle on June 22, 2003 at 00:44:45:

I'm flattered: it feels pretty good to be put in the same bracket as Manuel.

The sheer range and complexity of architecture as a subject can be the stumbling block to fixing on a choice for a dissertation. My experience over 11 years with students of all levels of skill, aptitude and ability was simply that it was often the more talented who found difficulty in choice because they wanted to do it all. My task was in helping to provide a focus to those spectacular energies.

That was in an education system where one-to-one teaching was its basis. I know from direct correspondence with several of you on this site that that is by no means a universal system and that there are other intractable problems of what and how you are taught architecture.

It's too easy to be dismissive and I take no pleasure in that, in a moment of frustration some months back, I too launched a general squib at those who seemed to think this site is an easy dodge to avoid searching the web, visiting the library or speaking to someone whose views you respect. Sometime this site is all that people have and if any of us think we have something to contribute which is useful, then I guess we'll continue to try to do so.

For those like Metaphoracle, however, a bit more humility would not go amiss.

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