Dr. Lindsay Blair Howe

Teaching

Emphasizing empirical findings in order to “theorize from below” is one of the cornerstones of my teaching pedagogy. My current teaching primarily engages with urbanization and uneven urban development, and my first teaching experiences were with architectural and urban design studios. The coursework I design at the Chair of Sociology transmits basic methods of social science research to students of architecture and urban design. This semester, for example, this includes a required lecture course entitled Methods of Urban Research for 160 MSc students and an elective research seminar entitled Extended Urbanization for 60 BSc and MSc students.
I believe in making information relatable and applicable for students, demonstrating real-life examples and studies. My teaching appointments have included:

2019-        Landscape and Urban Studies (PhD) Module leader
Research seminar modules on urban research methods and postcolonial theory for students of the LUS doctoral program
2019-        Sociology I/II (BSc) Course examiner
Required course on sociology fundamentals for first-year architecture students
2018-        Extended Urbanization (BSc/MSc) Course instructor
Research seminar exploring extended urban regions through lectures and texts
2018-        NSL 1: Methods of Urban Research (MSc) Course co-instructor
Required course introducing sociological methods of urban research to architecture and urban design students in the master’s program
2017-        Master’s Thesis Ancillary Discipline (MSc) Course co-instructor
Thesis module using ethnographic analysis of the context, site, and urban design to accompany assigned and independent masters’ theses
2015          Summer School Elective Thesis (BSc/MSc) Course co-instructor
Summer school implementing the results of a Spring 2015 design course on sustainable housing in the highlands of Tanzania utilizing rammed earth
2014-2016  Architectural Design V-IX (BSc/MSc) Course co-instructor
Required elective studio focused on the connection between sustainable building materials, cycles of urbanization, and architectural designs with a particular focus on earth building

My architectural design teaching for Anna Heringer and Martin Rauch at the UNESCO Chair for Earthen Architecture, Building Cultures and Sustainable Development focused on the connection between sustainable building materials, cycles of urbanization, and architectural designs with a particular focus on earth building.