The course Philosophies 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? For more info, see the course description (pdf) and the course blog.
The content and pre-course assignment that was presented at the conclusion of the Approaches course in Gothenburg, Chalmers will be presented by mail to everybody enrolled for the course.
October 7-9 2015 at KTH Stockholm: Philosophies Course Module One - Ecologies
November 4-6 2015 at KTH Stockholm: Philosophies Course Module Two - Economies
December 9-11 2015 at KTH Stockholm: Philosophies Course Module Three – Technologies
Course Co-Ordinator Hélène Frichot Helene.Frichot [at] arch.kth.se
Contact to apply to the course: Carin Österlund carin.osterlund [at] arch.kth.se