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American University of Sharjah students explore the value of design

Posted by AUS blog on Mar 6, 2018 11:10:56 AM

By Gureni Lukwaro

The College of Architecture, Art and Design (CAAD) at American University of Sharjah (AUS) hosted Deborah Mrazek, the leading authority on design value and design thinking, who delivered an enlightening lecture on the value of design. The event was held on February 20, 2018 at the AUS College of Architecture, Art and Design.

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Topics: American, American University, American Univesrity of Sharjah, College of Architecture, Art and Design, CAAD, College of Engineering, CEN, College of Arts and Sciences, CAS, School of Business Administration, School of Business, SBA, Design, Design Management, Management, Design Value, Mass Communication, Design Thinking, Deb Mrazek, Curiate.co, Designer, Design Professionals

Five places art lovers in UAE must visit

Posted by AUS blog on Feb 11, 2018 10:00:00 AM

By Kateryna Kadabashy

Students of American University of Sharjah are known, among other things, to be well-rounded people who are exposed to a variety of life experiences locally, regionally and internationally. As students studying at this prestigious university, we also benefit from the American liberal arts educational model, which requires students to take general education courses in areas outside their majors in order to introduce them to diverse disciplines.

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Topics: Artist, Young Artists, Performing Arts, College of Arts and Sciences, College of Architecture, Art and Design, Multimedia Design, Design Management, Design, d3, Dubai Design District, Dubai Opera, Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah Art Museum

The Christo and Jeanne-Claude award-winning sculpture comes home to AUS

Posted by AUS blog on Jul 12, 2017 9:00:00 AM

By Asma Alabed

The Christo and Jeanne-Claude award-winning sculpture entitled Keswa finished its exhibition tour around the Emirates and has now arrived at its permanent home at American University of Sharjah.

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Topics: American, American University, American University of Sharjah, The Christo and Jeanne-Claude Award, Christo and Jeanne-Claude, AUS, Architecture, College of Architecture, Art and Design, Design, Arabic, Emirates, Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation, Abu Dhabi, New York University Abu Dhabi, Saadiyat Island, Qasr Al Sarab, Design Space Sharjah

A Brief history of Design/Build Education and The Impact of “Learning by Doing” on Architectural Education

Posted by AUS blog on Nov 15, 2016 11:00:00 AM

By William Sarnecky
The last twenty years have seen the emergence of design/build as an integral part of architecture school curricula in the United States and around the world. In the typical architectural design program, students design a hypothetical project in a studio course. These projects usually lack real-world constraints like budgets, clients and regulations. Design/build projects, on the other hand, present real-world problems to the students, asking them to both design and construct a solution. This approach to design education is one manifestation of the teaching philosophy of “learning by doing” famously championed in the foundational writings of American philosopher John Dewey. The Montessori teaching method used at select primary schools around the world provides another example of this educational approach. Integrating design and construction of full-scale projects into the curricula of architecture schools has leveraged Dewey’s notion of the best teaching method—students engaging with and actively manipulating the environment in the process of learning rather than passively observing the world in order to understand the principles that organize it.
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Topics: AUS, CAAD, College of Architecture, Art and Design, Design, Design Management, Multimedia Design, Design Build

New American University of Sharjah calendar highlights Arabic culture

Posted by AUS blog on Mar 27, 2016 9:00:00 AM

By Malvika Garia

Culture is a colorful way to express one’s heritage and identity. At American University of Sharjah, we believe that celebrating culture is not only an important way to educate our students about the deep history of the region, but also a means to keep it alive among the future generations.

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Topics: American University of Sharjah, American University of Sharjah (AUS), AUS, American University, United Arab Emirates, Arabic, Arab Culture, Design, Creative, Calendar, 2016

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