Monday, 6 March 2017
Some time ago, an online course came to my attention. The Architectural Imagination, run by Harvard https://www.edx.org/course/architectural-imagination-harvardx-gsd1x .
It was free (unless you wanted a certificate) and it looked interesting so I decided to enrol. It's coming to the end of the first week. The programme so far has involved a few short video lectures, a reading, and a few assignments. The assignments are an online quiz, a short essay and something Hightower draw. At least some of them are self-assessed. There's a discussion board where you can discuss things with other students and the staff. I'm currently in Vienna so I've been following it on my iPhone which has been working quite well so far, although I still need to complete the assignments.
The reading was highly philosophical (to me anyway), involving Kant, and so on. I've found it a bit of a struggle, but I guess that's to be expected when learning something new. I'm writing this in the Kaffee Alt Wien http://www.kaffeealtwien.at/, and will be off for the evening's entertainment in a little while, so I think I'll stop now.