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The Edgeless School: Blurring Traditional Distinctions in the Classroom

The Edgeless School exhibit is open to the public through January 19, 2013.

We blogged on Monday about a new exhibit at the Center for Architecture in New York City. The exhibit focuses on how technology is impacting the way in which architects and educators are approaching the design of learning environments – and the best way to teach.

In this short video (click the image below to view), Thomas Mellins, the curator of The Edgeless School exhibit explains how this notion of “edgelessness” is a blurring of the distinction between the “traditional” classroom of yesterday and the openness that is becoming more prevalent today.

Click to see a short interview with Thomas Mellins, curator of The Edgeless School exhibit.

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The Edgeless School Showcases Design for Better Learning

What is your best memory from school? Do you think the design of the space affected the learning experience? AIA New York Chapter, in collaboration with the Committee on Architecture for Education and the Center for Architecture Foundation, present an exhibition called The Edgeless School: Design for Learning. Curated by Thomas Mellins, The Edgeless School: Design for Learning presents nineteen 21st century school buildings from across the U.S. that blur distinctions between learning needs, approaches, and environments. This exhibition will run at The Center for Architecture in New York City starting today through January 19.

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Photo: AIA NY

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