Past ResArc Courses



Feb-Sep 2018

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

November 2017 - January 2018

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Tendencies Architectural and Urban Research: Focusing on Everyday Life

April - September 2017

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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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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.







Communications - Staging the Message. The Architecture of Communication


The ResArc Communication course intends to offer participants in-depth theoretical and practical tools for communication and media production.


With the course Staging the Message. The Architecture of Communication we will analyze, discuss, learn, test and develop – with the support of excellent scholars and practitioners from the field of the image, writing, editing, and curating architecture publications and exhibitions - how the form(at) of your dissertation/research – right from the start, and during the development of your research as a whole – can enable you to critically reflect and develop its content through the interplay between content and form; while the chosen and developed form also will enable you to broadcast, (edit, communicate and mediate) your ideas (content) to an audience within our

information age at large.


While Module 1 will look into different formats, editing and communicative strategies of the architecture book (including the one of dissertations) Module 2 will specifically address how you as an architecture researcher can edit/stage the message through the format of the exhibition. Module 3 (optional, for another 2.5 credits) invites all participants to present their individual PhD dissertation formats for a panel of different research, curating and media experts in the field of architecture communication.


Module I: November 21-23 2018,

Module II: February 20-22 2019,

Module III: March 2019,


For more information, course material, assignment, public lecturers, tours, and forum discussion see also the course description (pdf).


Application to the course due by 31st of October 2018. Apply by sending a statement of interest to


Responsible and contact Meike Schalk (, Roemer van Toorn (