More info (link)
Urban Futures Öppna Forskarskola - PhD Courses 2017 & 2018. Co-producing knowledge in transdisciplinary research – From practice to theory. More info (link)
5th International Summer School in Ethnography - Department of Sociology and Social Research - University of Trento - September 10-15 2017. The Summer School builds on the collaborative working environment established in the previous editions. The School’s core mission is to provide participants with an inside view on the practice and the skills of ethnography. More info (pdf)
From May 22-26, 2017 the Department of Architecture, “Federico II” University of Napoli offers a PhD workshop on Assemblage Methodology, RE—CONNECTING THE MATERIAL CITY: Representing urban architecture for what it does. The aim of the workshop is to experiment with alternative modes of representing the built environment inspired by the idea of buildings as ‘indeterminate and contestable’ objects. More info (pdf).
PhD course: Ethnography of Space and Place. This course sketches some of the methodological and theoretical implications of the ethnographic study of the contemporary city using anthropological tools of participant observation, field notes, behavioral mapping, and theories of space and place to illuminate spaces in modern/post-modern cities and their transformations. More info (pdf).
PhD course: Exploring Fieldwork - A critical consideration of empirical methods and
habits-of-mind in design research. The course addresses the ‘field’ or site of ‘method’ in design-led research. Broadly, we are interested in exploring the back-and-forth interaction of research intentions and practices as these shape research outcomes. Registration date: Februari 15, 2017 More info (pdf).
Five PhD positions announced through The European Joint Doctorate Programme urbanHIST. Research fields: "Historiography of European urbanism", "Urbanism, political and development strategies" and "Urbanism, architecture and building of national identity". More info at urbanHIST.
Who defines the city's identity? Which stories are considered essential, and what makes them so? The conference Creating the city: Identity, memory and participation is organized by the Institute for Studies in Malmö's history, 9-10 February 2017. More info at MAH.
Eschewing the slick, the finished and the true in favour of the tangential, the speculative and the fuzzy, LO-RES publishes essays on architecture that resonate at lower resolutions.
The abstract collection Facts and Fictions (pdf), published at the 10th Annual AHRA Research Student Symposium, is dedicated to a critical and constructive discussion on trans-disciplinary approaches to the fictive-factual duality of architecture.
The abstract collection Co-laborations - Sharing authorship and space in architectural and urban research (pdf) addresses the motivations and mechanisms of co-creation, co-making and co-writing, and how they form part of participatory practices.
Swedish Research School in Architecture
The ResArc Communication course intends to offer participants in-depth theoretical and practical tools for communication and media production.
Module I: November 21-23 2018,
Module II: February 20-22 2019,
Module III: March/April 2019,
For more information, course material, assignment, public lecturers, tours, and forum discussion see under Courses and the course description (pdf).
Application to the course due by 31st of October 2018 (but please try to notify us of your plan to attend the course as soon as possible). Apply by sending a statement of interest to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Responsible and contact Meike Schalk (email@example.com), Roemer van Toorn (firstname.lastname@example.org).
ResArc student Helen Runting will publicly defend her doctoral thesis Architectures of the Unbuilt Environment: An Anthology More info
Friday 18 May 2018, 14.00 - 16.30, Kollegiesalen, Brinellvägen 8, KTH
Opponent: Dr. Douglas Spencer, Architectural Association London, UK
Main supervisor: Docent Hélène Frichot
ResArc student Marwa Al Khalidi will publicly defend her thesis Influential Moments in City Planning Meetings: A Study of Decision Making Situations in a Jordanian Municipality
Friday 12 October 2018, 13.15, A:C, A-huset, LTH, Sölvegatan 24, Lund
Opponent: Docent Jonathan Metzger, KTH, Stockholm
Main supervisor: Gunnar Sandin
Co-supervisor: Emma Nilsson, Catharina Sternudd and Marwa Dabaieh
ResArc student Sepideh Karami will publicly defend her doctoral thesis Interruption: Writing a Dissident Architecture. Abstract (pdf)
Friday 20 April 2018, at 13.30 at A108 at KTH School of Architecture, Osquars Backe 5, Stockholm
Opponent: Professor Dorita Hannah, University of Tasmania and Aalto University
Main Supervisor: Associate Professor, docent Hélène Frichot
Co-supervisor: Professor Katja Grillner
Disseration: Rhythm architecture
ResArc student Paulina Prieto De La Fuente will publicly defend her doctoral thesis Rhythm architecture – on sequential aspects of materialities in urban space.
Friday 23 March, at 10 am at Fullskalelabbet, School of Architecture, A-huset, Sölvegatan 24, Lund.
Faculty opponent: Dr Isabelle Doucet, The University of Manchester, UK
Supervisor: Professor Mattias Kärrholm
ResArc PhD student Sahar Al-Rabadi's
Thursday January 25 at 13.15-16.00
LTH, Sölvegatan 24, Room 4011
Working title: Urban Design and the Crowdability of Space, a Socio-material Analysis of Clustering and Declustering Rhythms of Pedestrian Groups in Public Spaces
Invited reader: Ebba Högström, Senior lecturer, Blekinge Institute of Technology.
Supervisors: Mattias Kärrholm and Emma Nilsson
Dissertation: Wild Poethics:
Exploring relational and embodied practices in urban-making
ResArc student Anna Maria Orry from Department of Architecture and Civil Engineering, Chalmers, will publicly defend her doctoral thesis Wild Poethics: Exploring relational and embodied practices in urban-making. Abstract
Thursday 7 December, at 9.15 in SB-H5 salen (SB-building), Sven Hultins gata 6, Chalmers, Gothenburg.
Dissertation: Architecture’s Red Tape: Government Building Construction in Sweden, 1963-1973. The example of the National Board of Public Building, KBS (Kungl. Byggnadsstyrelsen)
ResArc student Erik Sigge will publicly defend his doctoral thesis Architectures's Red Tape Friday 22 September, at 2 pm at Kollegoesalen, Brienellvägen 8, KTH, Stockholm.
Faculty opponent: Professor Reinhold Martin, Columbia University, USA
Supervisor: Associate professor Helena Mattsson
Making Effect Symposium and Exhibition
14–16 September 2017, at ArkDes, The Swedish Centre for Architecture and Design and KTH School of Architecture. How does research in architecture relate to architectural practice, to politics, and to the larger societal context? Making Effect – Architecture + Research + Society will address this question in a three-day event and an exhibition, with the aim of concluding and making public five-years of research in architecture in Sweden. Making Effect is organised by Architecture in Effect, Architecture in the Making and ResArc, and produced in collaboration with ArkDes and Design and KTH School of Architecture. More info (link)
ResArc student Fredrik Torisson will publicly defend his doctoral thesis Utopology – A Re-Interrogation of the Utopian in Architecture
Friday June 2, at 13:15. at the Skissernas Museum/Museum of Artistic Process and Public Art, Finngatan 2, 223 62 Lund.
Faculty Opponent: Director Mark Cousins, The AA School of Architecture, London
Supervisor: Professor Lars-Henrik Ståhl, LTH, Lund University, Lund
Assistant Supervisor: PhD Catharina Sternudd, LTH, Lund University, Lund
Dissertation: Att göra en klassiker
ResArc student Anna Wahlöö will publicly defend her doctoral thesis Att göra en klassiker: En studie av fenomenet moderna möbelklassiker i en samtida svensk kontext Abstract
17 March 2017 10.15 at room A:B, A-huset, Sölvegatan 24, Lund.
Opponent appointed by the faculty is Professor Christina Zetterlund, University College of Arts, Crafts and Design, Stockholm
Dissertation: Mixed Substrate Computation
Public defense of the doctoral thesis Mixed Substrate Computation - Sensor Based Artificial Cognition for Architectural Design and Modification by ResArc student Stig Anton Nielsen.
27 January, 2017, 13:00 at Eko lecture hall, 1st floor, Chalmers Architecture, Eklandagatan 86, Gothenburg.
Supervisor: Monica Billger, Professor, Chalmers University of Technology
Examiner: Fredrik Nilsson, Professor, Chalmers University of Technology
Opponent: Phil Ayres, Associate Professor, CITA, Centre for Information Technology and Architecture, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, Copenhagen, Denmark
More info and abstract at Chalmers Architecture.
Dissertation: How to think about a place not yet
Public defense of the doctoral thesis How to think about a place not yet - Studies of Affordance and Site-Based Methods for the Exploration of Design Professionals' Expectations in Urban Development Processes by Sandra Kopljar will take place at 13.15, Monday, December 19, 2016..
Opponent appointed by the Faculty is Dr Lina Olsson, Department of Urban Studies, Malmö University.
The dissertation is held in Fullskalelabbet, Department of Architecture and Built Environment, A-building, Sölvegatan 24, Lund.