AR-123 / 4 credits

Teacher: Thiermann Alfredo

Language: English


Summary

This course critically interrogates the connection of modern architecture with its hypothetical origins by setting it alongside new accounts of the dawn of humanity.

Content

Learning Outcomes

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

  • Defend Ideas
  • Identify Sources
  • Elaborate Texts
  • Construct a Historical Consciousness

Teaching methods

The course will be taught in collaboration with weekly guests who are experts in the fields of archaeology, anthropology, architectural history, and ecology. The first lecture will introduce the course and its unique organisation. In weekly lectures, students will receive a brief introduction from the course instructor that will situate the weekly guest's work and how it challenges, confirms, or extends a dominant narrative about the origins of architecture. This hybrid and dialogic organisation serve two distinct purposes. Firstly, it will allow us to learn about deep history and architecture with some of the world's leading experts in their fields. Secondly, it will demonstrate that plurality is inherent to the study of history, illustrating its malleable and ductile materiality in opposition to rigid textbook explanations.

 

Assessment methods

The examination consists of a written test to verify the knowledge acquired by the student during the course and through the study of the compulsory bibliography. The essential condition for passing the exam is that the student demonstrates that they have studied the bibliography and have acquired a critical knowledge of the themes discussed in the course by all the presenters involved.

 

Resources

Moodle Link

In the programs

  • Semester: Spring
  • Exam form: Written (summer session)
  • Subject examined: History of Architecture I,II
  • Lecture: 4 Hour(s) per week x 12 weeks

Reference week

 MoTuWeThFr
8-9     
9-10     
10-11     
11-12     
12-13     
13-14 BCH2201   
14-15    
15-16    
16-17    
17-18     
18-19     
19-20     
20-21     
21-22     

Tuesday, 13h - 17h: Lecture BCH2201