Coursebooks

Difficult Double: Trouble with Classicists

AR-522

Lecturer(s) :

Geers Kersten

Language:

English

Summary

This course is envisaged as a lecture series where each lecturer is invited to present his/her work through the framework of the five themes from the O.M. Ungers' book. Our aim, after two iterations of ¿Trouble with Classicists¿ remains the possibility of a design theory, beyond naiveté.

Content

Architecture as Theme course will be structured around five public lectures by emerging practices, as well as additional inputs to the discourse, in the format of internal lectures and debates.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

Transversal skills

Teaching methods

Series of lectures by selected international architects, artists and theoreticians and active discussions and readings with students moderated by the professor and assistants.

Expected student activities

Students are asked to attend the lectures and actively participate in the debate. During the semester they will also need to read a given selection of texts, in order to develop a broader scope of knowledge. The exam at the end of the semester will be an oral discussion between a small group of students and the professor / assistants. Students are expected to demonstrate a critical position and original ideas concerning the subject and they will be evaluated on the basis of their arguments, rather than factual memorizing.

Assessment methods

The final grade will be assesed on the basis of the oral exam, but a considerable contribution to this mark will be the student's activity throughout the whole semester - participation in the debates, willingness to pose questions or express opinion.

Supervision

Office hours Yes
Assistants Yes

Resources

Virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)

No

Websites

In the programs

  • Architecture, 2018-2019, Master semester 2
    • Semester
      Spring
    • Exam form
      Oral
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Difficult Double: Trouble with Classicists
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 12 weeks
  • Architecture, 2018-2019, Master semester 4
    • Semester
      Spring
    • Exam form
      Oral
    • Credits
      3
    • Subject examined
      Difficult Double: Trouble with Classicists
    • Lecture
      2 Hour(s) per week x 12 weeks

Reference week

MoTuWeThFr
8-9
9-10
10-11
11-12
12-13
13-14
14-15
15-16
16-17
17-18
18-19AAC231
19-20
20-21
21-22
Lecture
Exercise, TP
Project, other

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  • Autumn semester
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  • Spring semester
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  • Lecture in French
  • Lecture in English
  • Lecture in German