MEJAN
ARC

ARCHITECTURAL THEORY AND HISTORY

Om Arkitekturteori och Arkitekturhistoria

Kurs på avancerad nivå i Arkitekturteori och Arkitekturhistoria

The course is designed to introduce methods in research and media communications useful to developing more critically profound public based research projects dealing with contem- porary urban contexts, built environments, and material culture.

The intent of the course is to develop alternative multi-media platforms for presenting advanced critical research through the integration of history, critical theory and media studies, conceived, structured and synthesized over the academic year.

Mejan Arc erbjuder en ettårig utbildning på avancerad nivå i arkitekturteori och arkitekturhistoria. Kursen läses på halvfart och omfattar 30 högskolepoäng. Poängen är delvis möjliga att tillgodogöra sig i en forskarutbildning. Undervisningen sker på engelska.


Mejan Arc offers a one-year supplementary education in architectural theory and history. The course is equivalent to 30 ECTS and can in part be used for credits toward a research degree. The course is aimed for post-graduate students with backgrounds in the arts, design, architecture, and urban related disciplines. Students enrolled in Graduate programs may also qualify. The course is given in English.

The three components of the course are: historiographical and theoretical studies, individual long term research projects as well as fall and spring term workshops.

The intent of the course is to develop alternative multi-media platforms for presenting advanced critical research through the integration of history, critical theory and media studies, conceived, structured and synthesized over the academic year. The outcome of the course is practice based.

The first semester covers urban historiography and methods in mapping, diagramming, documenting the specific physical and social relationships between built form, design and cultural production in the city context. The second semester is dedicated to individual research projects that locate emergent social phenomena in specific physical contexts.

Students are strongly encouraged to make full use of the Mejan laboratories (wood, metals, multi-media, printmaking, 3D lab, mechanical) in the development of their final projects.

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Anna-Greta Leijon taking part in the fall workshop in Tensta, 2013.



Students are also active participants in a series of collectively run workshops, in parallel with the actual course, in order to gain first hand experience in developing, organizing, documenting and communicating a complex project from start to finish. Experts from different related disciplines are invited to contribute to these workshops and share their experiences with the class. Each academic year, the two workshops will focus on a specific project, and operate in close affiliation with public institutions and local organizations.