AR-638 / 3 credits

Teacher(s): Negueruela Del Castillo Darío, Savicic Gordan, Garcia de Jalon Oyarzun Lucia-Nieves

Language: English


Only this year


A hands-on approach on how sensing works is complemented with theoretical insights to reflect on the critical zones opened up for urban research by the expansion of coded environments, providing the students with tools and skills for stating transdisciplinary goals and methods.



- Applications are open to young researchers currently enrolled in a PhD program at either a Swiss or a foreign university. Exceptions may be made for highly motivated MSc students from Switzerland with a very strong application portfolio. There is no strict requirement regarding home discipline or field of study, but candidates whose research bridges between or across disciplines, and focus on spatial and human-related matters (cultural, material, technical or ontological) will be favored.

For any question:

- To enroll in the doctoral course candidates will have to submit an application with their CV, research summary (150 words) and a 300-word original statement regarding one of the themes of the course. Once accepted, all participants are expected to prepare a selected reading list before the start of the course.

- The course will take place on site at the Lausanne EPFL Campus.
- The course will take place from Monday to Thursday, Jan 30th to Feb 2nd. Then the students will have a month and a half to complete their individual or collective paper (to be submitted on March 20th).


code, sensing, city, technosensibilities, coded environments, environmentality, machine vision, operational images, networked imaginaries, urban commons

In the programs

  • Number of places: 16
  • Exam form: Written & Oral (session free)
  • Subject examined: Sensing Like a (Multipli)City
  • Lecture: 18 Hour(s)
  • Project: 18 Hour(s)
  • Practical work: 24 Hour(s)

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