The Urban Studio Project recipe: A multidisciplinary approach to feminist practice through community engagement

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Robert Michel Charest, Assistant Professor (Creator)
Kenneth Gruber, Evaluation Section Chair (Creator)
Maura Busch Nsonwu (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: The Urban Studio was initially planned to enhance the pedagogy and curriculum of students in the Department of Interior Architecture through the design and construction of a home for a needy family. This project grew to include faculty and students from the Department of Social Work when the need for a psychosocial perspective was identified. The project resulted in a discovery of the potential benefits of an interdisciplinary endeavor framed by a feminist perspective. It became both a service learning opportunity and a way to make a significant impact by ameliorating a substandard housing structure in a transitional neighborhood.

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Language: English
Date: 2010
design, interior architecture, social work, feminism, service learning, feminist practice, housing, education, interdisciplinary education

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