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Volume 41, 2018International Conference on Architectural Education in Asia (eduARCHsia 2017)
|Number of page(s)||6|
|Section||Fundamental Discourses in Developing the Knowledge of Architecture|
|Published online||10 January 2018|
Intercultural Hands on Projects – Experiences in Architectural Education in Asian and European Context
Wismar University, Germany
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The duties of German architects include the indepth design process as well as a thorough quality supervision during the construction process with the goal of the “build success“. They are reflected in the “Hands on Projects” organized by German Universities. The best results and broadest findings come out of international and interdisciplinary cooperation and projects with participants coming from the diverse cultural background and even integrating refugees into these projects.
Students get in touch with different philosophies, attitudes, values, and approaches. They learn about intercultural communication and develop unique solutions. Different social and cultural background leads to different behavior. Not being aware of the cultural differences may lead to misunderstanding and irritation. Analysing the cause of these misunderstandings and getting knowledge about the cultural influence on architectural planning, communication and problem solving is one of the mayors tasks of these intercultural and interdisciplinary projects.
Two case studies from Thailand and Germany published in this paper show different experiences with intercultural and interdisciplinary “Hands on Projects”.
Key words: German architecture / architectural education / Hands on Projects / intercultural communication / international cooperation / interdisciplinary cooperation
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