Peter Gilderdale

Peter Gilderdale is a senior lecturer in Communication Design at AUT.

Oct 23, 2018

The design overhaul of the Auckland bus network may be bold, but is it good?

In their pursuit of an abstracted planning perfection, the designers have seemingly been prepared to sacrifice some people’s experience for the sake of a cleaner looking system

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Apr 22, 2018

The university library row reveals a seismic shift in NZ's middle class

Grey Lynn arts lovers just don't get it. The debate over plans to close libraries at the Auckland of University lays bare a battle for the middle classes, writes design historian Peter Gilderdale.

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Jul 6, 2017

Educational doping: how our school system encourages fake achievement

Following an outcry, the NZQA has agreed to a review of its policy of publishing exemplar answers that students have been memorising and reproducing. It's all part of a larger problem, writes AUT lecturer Peter Gilderdale, of 'academic obedience’ over actual learning.

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