"they (the students) must revolt against, and amongst themselves and their own limitations to truly learn. never before has there been an oppurtunity to genuinly throw a pencil in with the pens." quote from nono
This is exactly what I am trying to say, the real challenges facing the students is the obstacle of vision.
The lecturers, the crit pit, the commputers, the studios, all tools. What is needed is student inspiration. I hear alot of graduates talk of great things organised by their past tutors, but nothing that the students created and ran remains strong with them if indeed they did anything.
fjh had a few ideas
"an anoymous think thank to inspire the iniatives -with the suggestions voted on by the student body
student exhbitions continuosly in the arch depertment
a student magazine and website
school (not class) trips to encourage unity and thought
student discussion forums
student crit sessions
lunchtime lectures by students and guests
the return of flash fridays"
these are good, some more than others, I particularly like the idea of a student web site and magazine/newsletter.
Dont disband the ASA just restructure it prehaps have a member from each year, eight all together. It should be an organisational body for the students ideas.
Above all the students need to do their own things without the staff. To be free to explore their own abilitys with their peers
without worrying what mark out of ten...sorry nine that they will get.