Building on conversations about the future of design pedagogy that were started during the March 2020 “Schools of Thought” conference, the Gibbs College of Architecture at the University of Oklahoma recently hosted a series of webinar conversations that explored how to adapt to our changing world, or better yet, how to rebuild it as a better world.

Architecture faculty and designers are isolated and wrestling with questions about teaching online, the mental health challenges of isolation, how to adapt cities to the pandemic, and so much more right now. The “Schools of Thought” Summer Webinar Series sought to answer the question: How can we use the platforms we have to help in some way?

Read on for more information about each session and to access recordings and notes from the sessions.

Rethinking Education for a More Equitable World

Thursday, August 6, 2020

4:00 – 5:30 p.m. EST

Click here to register and meet the panelists, including Karen Abrams (Heinz Endowments), Karlos Hill (University of Oklahoma), Bryan Lee (Colloqate), Marc Miller (Penn State), and Ann Yoachim (Tulane University). Co-hosted with BlackSpace Oklahoma.

The Role of the Arts and Humanities During a Pandemic

Thursday, July 23, 2020

4:00 – 5:30 p.m. EST

Click here to learn more and meet the panelists, including Brenda Child (University of Minnesota), Robin Gorna (International AIDS Activist), and Fernando Luiz Lara (University of Texas-Austin).

Safer During COVID-19: Ventilation, Technology and the Need for Resilience in Future Buildings

Thursday, July 9, 2020

4:00 – 5:30 p.m. EST

Click here to learn more and meet the panelists, including Lee Fithian (University of Oklahoma), Kristina Leach (University of Oklahoma), and Douglas L. Watts (RJC Engineers).

Public Space in a Time of Protest & Pandemic

Thursday, June 25, 2020

4:00 – 5:30 p.m. EST

Click here to learn more and meet the panelists, including Justin Ferguson (Meticulous Design), Shannon Criss (University of Kansas), Shane Hampton (University of Oklahoma) and Cory Henry (Atelier Cory Henry).

Teaching Design Studios Online: Sharing Best Practices

Thursday, June 18, 2020

4:00 – 5:30 p.m. EST

Click here to learn more and meet the panelists, including Ashley Bigham (Ohio State University), Laura Cole (University of Missouri-Columbia), Nick Senske (Iowa State University), and Milagros Zingoni (Arizona State University).

The Summer Schools of Thought Series is led by Stephanie Pilat, Angela Person and Tony Cricchio.