As a global community of architecture educators, supporting our students through unpredictable times—especially the provision of pastoral care for the health, safety, and well-being of our international and marginalized students—has become a key focus area.
The eight Inclusive Practices which we identified, are summarized in Table:
Ubuntu is a Nguni Bantu expression meaning “humanity”. Broadly translated as “I am because we are,” ubuntu is often used philosophically to mean “the belief in a universal bond of sharing that connects all humanity” (Madonsela 2020; Tutu 2013).
Through building collective well-being and providing mental health support, it helps to build a sense of community. The webinar data included a debate about whether students should have their cameras turned on or off during online classes and the impact that this decision has on the broader cohort community (ACSA: Educating in a Rapidly Changing Time, 2020), exemplifying an ‘Ubuntu currere’ approach.