On March 12, just before the Aga Khan Documentation Center closed along with the rest of the campus due to the pandemic, we published “Resources for teaching and studying architecture during COVID-19 closures” on this site. Few other articles in this site have been visited as much as that one, and Archnet saw a significant increase in traffic that lasted through the rest of the academic year.
We’ve also been busy since then, adding 62 sites, 151 publications, 42 videos, 1714 images, and 54 authority records to Archnet. We hope that some of those resources will prove useful to you during this 2020-2021 academic year. Many of them can be found in our expanding Pedagogy collection, and there’s more to come. Keep an eye out for resources generated by the A3-Archnet Collaboration to document African architecture, and for a collection being developed by Ali Khodr on the architectural history of Lebanon. Be sure to also check out our collection finding aids on MIT ArchivesSpace.
We hope you will consider contributing to Archnet. Do you have a syllabus adapted to online learning that worked well? Do you have articles, media, or other resources you’d like to share? Please contact us using firstname.lastname@example.org.