On May 31, 2022, Ignacio G. Galán, assistant professor of architecture, saw a new book on the radical architecture pedagogy that he co-edited with three other architectural historians published. Titled "Radical Pedagogies," the book examines experiments in architectural education in the post–World War II era that challenged and transformed architectural discourse and practice.
More specifically, it explores and documents radical pedagogies that emerged globally from the 1930s to the 1980s, and their contribution to reframing architecture's status quo. As much as the experiments disrupt conventional assumptions about architecture, the book analyzes the challenges they pose to modernist and colonial norms, such as decentered building, imagined new roles for the architect, and envisioned participatory spectatorships. By tracing the stories of the inventive pedagogies as they waxed and waned, the editors inform architects of their role in the new century and enlighten innovations for future pedagogic ecologies.