Facts and Fictions


Final seminar


ResArc student Muna Mohammad Alibrahim will discuss her draft PhD thesis:

Effects of art and design on users’ orientation in a hospital environment - A study of newcomers’ wayfinding in a Swedish hospital setting


Time: Friday 26th October, at 10:00.

Place: Room 5057, A-building


Reader: Anders Warell, Professor, Department of Design Sciences, LTH


Main Supervisor: Lars-Henrik Ståhl, Professor, Architecture and built environment, LTH


Co-Supervisors: Gunnar Sandin, Docent; Anna Petersson, Senior lecturer, Architecture and built environment, LTH


Swedish Research School in Architecture

Facts and Fictions


The 10th Annual AHRA Research Student Symposium: Facts and Fictions took place on May 3-4, and was hosted at the Lund School of Architecture. During the open event, 21 PhD students from around the world presented and discussed their work in front of an audience that reunited senior researchers and PhD candidates from Sweden and Denmark. Mark Jarzombek, Professor of the History and Theory of Architecture at MIT School of Architecture and Planning lectured about Global History in a Non-Global World. The event concluded with an Excursion to the Fictive and Factual landscape of a future Science Village in Lund, guided by Sandra Kopljar, a ResArc enrolled PhD student at The School of Architecture in Lund. For more info, see the program (pdf).


Dedicated to a critical and constructive discussion, the abstract collection Facts and Fictions (pdf) deals with trans-disciplinary approaches to the fictive-factual duality of architecture.





Jemma Browne - Spatial Stories|Urban Memory


Jan Hietala - Closure and disclosure – a seemingly cool approach disclosing a hot subject


Eva Cheung - Behaviorological Study of the Fiction in Hong Kong and Guangzhou Streetscapes


Liz Walder - Smoke and mirrors: deconstructing the award for the RIBA Royal Gold Medal


Fredrik Torisson - Outlines of a Utopian Platform for Architecture Research


Lori Smithey - Three of Architecture’s Fictions: Metaphor, Mechanism, Movement


Thomas Rivard - Fictionalising Facts: Mapping and Narrative as Instruments of Performative Urbanism


Costandis Kiziz - National and International Appropriations of Architectural Archetypes


Mark Jarzombek - Global History in a Non-Global World


Shuntaro Nozawa - Modernity at Home: the Making of Life-style and the Quest for Shumi (Taste) in Japan, 1905-1918


Christian Parreno - Boredom in Architectural Thought


Kasper Laegrin Nielsen - The Modern Movement between Formalism and Contextualism: The 1940s Monumentality Debate Revisited


Saeed Asgharzade - Architectural Theory and the “Is-Ought” Problem



Robert Gassner - Diachronic Studies of Dwellings – the Case Study of Two Houses in Vanløse by Architect Edvard Heiberg


Dan-Ionut Julean - Themes of the Jewish Diaspora: Facts and Fictions in Contemporary Architecture – the Case of Daniel Libeskind


Marie-Madeleine Ozdoba - The «International Style» through the prism of mass media and visual culture : The General Motors Technical Center (1949-1954)


Adrian Lo - Eisenman’s Paradoxical Traces of Fiction


Richard James MacCowan - Biomimicry, biomimetics, bio-what?


Hui-Ju Chang - The Modern Transformation of Meiji Authority Architecture through ‘Civilised’ Agents


Wiltrud Simbürger - Challenging the Bifurcation Monster. Towards a Generative Method for Architectural Investigation


Dana Pop - The Built Environment as a Mnemonic Device: Facts and Fiction


Phillip Langley - Tactile Programming: ‘Material Computing’ For Architectural Design


Sarah Rivière - Sedition, Stance and Structures of Rhetoric: Stasis is Not Static


Sandra Kopljar - Defining Brunnshög - on excursion and intervention into Science Village Lund


Mark Jarzombek - Supervising Architecture Research