Instead of the old fashioned academic system where students have to adapt to their teachers, this speech focuses on the teachers lack of adaptability towards each and every one of their students in order to achieve the same goals.
Tiago Costa is an architect born in Porto, Portugal. He is a Doctor in Architecture, degree earned at Universidade Lusíada do Porto, that has its architecture roots in the "Porto School of Architecture" and its internationally recognized architecture teaching theory. As an European Chartered Architect within RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) and OA (Portugal's Order of Architects) he has developed experience in different fields of architecture. The way he participates in architectural projects is also diverse, ranging from individual initiatives to partnerships or collaborations with major teams.
From 2013 until 2018, he was teaching at the American University in Dubai as an Assistant Professor of Architecture. This talk was given during that period at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.