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A Case Study of Interdisciplinary Live Projects in Art and Chemistry

This article describes a set of interdisciplinary live projects that were carried out at Manchester Metropolitan University over the summer of 2014, between arts and chemistry undergraduate students. It was found that by working as part of an interdisciplinary team, the students were able to develop an understanding of the learning perspectives derived from different disciplines, thereby helping them to reflect on their own approaches to process and development. However, a number of difficulties also arose, mainly because of logistical and communication issues. By reflecting on the respective accomplishments and difficulties of the projects, this study provides a set of recommendations for interdisciplinary live projects, which should help the development and implementation of future schemes within higher education.

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Prototype Zero Energy Studio: A research-led, student-centred live build project

Background In 2011 the Department of Architecture and Planning at the University of Dundee embarked on a highly innovative interdisciplinary project to design and build a renewable powered, energy self-sufficient Passivhaus prototype at Dundee University Botanical Gardens. The remit was

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