COURSES

Swedish Research School in Architecture

Pedagogical Profile

 

The profiling of ResArc is made through thematically and pedagogically well-prepared series of courses, seminars and workshops. These activities welcome PhD students, supervisors, senior researchers and experts, in meetings that foster a wider and deeper development of competence.

 

Phd Courses

PhD courses constitute a main activity in ResArc and participation in the course pro-gramme is the central conjoining mechanism of the research school. The ResArc courses assure a subject-specific range of contents related to architectural theory, history, materiality, socio-spatiality, design and practice.

 

Recurrent Courses

Recurrent thematic courses (7,5 HEC each) are offered and arranged by ResArc. These courses are designed to meet and support temporary and conditional interests of research and are developed and run in close working relation with the strong research environments Making and Effect. The overall format of a thematic ResArc course includes a theoretical introduction (phase 1), an exercise where approaches and methods are tried (phase 2), and a public result such as an article, an intervention or exhibition (phase 3). At least one of these phases could include a situation-specific investigation.

 

Complementary Courses

Complementary courses can be designed on shorter notice and need not be recurrent. They may emerge in relation to specific interests stated by the students, or in order to catch an emerging interesting topic in the field. If several students have similar interests, special courses can be organized within the frame of ResArc.

 

 

 

 

Upcoming course:

Philosophies

This course aims to address how the researcher in architecture can make use of the plethora of philosophies available to them, both from within and from without the discipline. We will place a special emphasis on the two-way conceptual traffic between architecture and philosophy, in the recognition of the reciprocal relationship of influence these two disciplines have historically maintained with respect to each other. What are the strategies and tactics that can be fruitfully employed to engage in diverse philosophies from the point of view of the discipline of architecture? How does the architectural researcher maintain a creative and critical relay between theory and practice? How can concepts and arguments (drawn from philosophy and elsewhere) be mobilized by the architectural researcher?

 

Module I February 22-23 2018

Module II March 22-23 2018

Module III April 26-27 2018

Module IV September 20-21 2018

 

Contact and Course Co-Ordinator Hélène Frichot Helene.Frichot@arch.kth.se

Deadline for application 29 January 2018. For more info see course description (pdf)

 

Approaches: From theory to practice - methods for knowledge production in architectural research

 

The ResArc PhD course Approaches will be devoted to an introduction and to training in research skills. The focus will be put on the research methodologies characteristic for the fields of Architecture and Design. Special attention will be given to critical understanding of different approaches to ecologism, including sustainability, sustainable development and beyond sustainability. The course will consist of three modules with a three-fold objectives:

(i) orientation and positioning in broader landscapes of knowledge and research strategies (ii) architectural approach to the discourse of sustainable development and beyond (iii) studying, assessing and disseminating scholarly assessment.

 

Module 1: November 8-10 2017

Module 2: December 6-8 2017

Module 3: January 29-31 2018

 

Deadline for course registration is October 2 2017. For more info, see the course description (pdf). Apply for the course using the following link .

 

 

 

 

 

Dissertation: Utopology – A Re-Interrogation of the Utopian in Architecture

 

ResArc student Fredrik Torisson will publicly defend his doctoral thesis Utopology – A Re-Interrogation of the Utopian in Architecture abstract

 

Friday June 2, at 13:15 at Skissernas Museum/Museum of Artistic Process and Public Art, Finngatan 2, Lund.

 

Faculty Opponent: Mark Cousins, Director of History and Theory Studies (The AA School of Architecture, London)

 

 

Supvervisor: Professor Lars-Henrik Ståhl (LTH, Lund University, Lund)

Assistant Supervisor: PhD Catharina Sternudd (LTH, Lund University, Lund)

 

 

 

Upcoming ResArc courses

 

Philosophies

February-September 2018

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Ongoing ResArc Courses

 

Approaches - From theory to practice - methods for knowledge production in architectural research

November 2017 - January 2018

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Past ResArc Courses

 

Tendencies Architectural and Urban Research: Focusing on Everyday Life

April - September 2017

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Philosophies

October - December 2015

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Approaches - Methods for knowledge (co)production in architectural research and practice

March - June 2015

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Tendencies - Temporality, the impact of time in architecture and urban planning

November 2014 - February 2015

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Communications - Staging the Message. The Architecture of Communication

September 2013 - January 2014

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Philosophies - Architecture in Effect

January - September 2013

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Approaches - Scholarly Craft and Criticism

November 2012 - January 2013

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Tendencies in Architecture Research

February - September 2012

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Past ResArc Courses in Collaboration

 

Contemporary Didactics in Architectural Education

May - June 2016

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Theories in Spatial Morphology

October - December 2016

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Practicing Actor-Network Theory

November 2015 - January 2016

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Exploring fieldwork

April - October 2015

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Transversal Writing

May - September 2015

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Transvaluation - Challenging the formation of knowledge

March - April 2014

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Architectural Morphology: Investigative modeling and spatial analysis

May 2013

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Exploring Fieldwork

April - October 2013

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