16 februari 2011
Hej! Aktuellt på skolan: I morgon seminarium om arkitekturpriser . För mer information, se nedan. Hälsningar Gertrud Olsson
AD231V ARCHITECTURE AND DESIGN RESEARCH I, 7,5 hp
PhD course: RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 7,5 hp
The course aims at providing students with basic tools for developing critical methods for analysis of and reflection on architecture and design, aiming for the production of new and significant design knowledge. The course includes a series of lectures concerning the history of knowledge production in architecture and research methodology in particular relation to current developments in practice based resaerch in architecture and design. In parallel with the lectures students will work individually with developing an individual portfolio and initiate a research project. – Course teachers: Catharina Gabrielsson, Meike Schalk, Katja Grillner. Examiner: Katja Grillner, <email@example.com> – Please find lectures and seminar schedule in the pdf.
SEMINARIUM OM ARKITEKTURPRISER
Eva Marianne Persson, inredningsarkitekt, lägger fram en studie om Guldstolen, Kasper Salinpriset och Planpriset för granskning. Det är tre priser som delas ut av Sveriges Arkitekter. Prisbelönta projekt ger uttryck för kvalitet och ett sätt för kåren att peka ut förebildliga lösningar.
Dag: Torsdagen den 17 februari, 2011
Tid: 13.00 – 15.00
Lokal: E407 (seminarierummet)
Ämne: ARKITEKTURPRISER OCH FÖREBILDLIGA LÖSNINGAR
Författare: Eva Marianne Persson, inredningsarkitekt
Gästkritiker: Mats Beckman, tidigare chefsarkitekt vid Luftfartsverket
Arranged by: Magnus Rönn/arc•plan -- Forskargruppen Arc•plan innehåller fyra seniorforskare och sju doktorander. Forskningsstrategin är att genom FoU-projekt (seniorprojekt och avhandlingsprojekt) bygga upp en långsiktigt användbar kunskapsbas inom arkitekturämnet, som är ett tvärvetenskapligt kunskapsfält. Ett gemensamt syfte för forskargruppen är att bidra till utvecklingen av kunskap som kan förbättra arkitekturens praxis. Vi utvecklar teorier och metoder som kan fungera som rådgivare för professionella praktiker inom arkitektur och samhällsbyggnad. Kunskapsutvecklingen omfattar följande teman: planerings- och projekteringsprocesser; bedömning och utvärdering av arkitektur; och kunskapsanvändning i plan- och byggprojekt. Forskningsteman behandlas i en vetenskaplig ram som inbegriper design, stadsbyggnad och samhällsplanering. Metodologiskt kombineras en humanistisk tradition med en samhällsvetenskaplig tradition. Resultatet är en bred vetenskaplig bas som ger stadga åt forskargruppens kunskapsutveckling och borgar för forskningens relevans inom angivna tema.
KOMMUNIKATION: KULTUR, TEKNOLOGI, VETENSKAP
Temat för våren 2011 är NORMKRITISK DESIGN.
Tid: Torsdag 17 februari, 2011, kl. 14.15-16
Plats: Torget, Lindstedtsvägen 5, plan 6, Skolan för datavetenskap och kommunikation, KTH.
Föredragshållare: Wang Chenyao (Associate Professor, School of Journalism and Communication, Peking University)
Titel: WHY GIVE UP ETHICS FIRST: THE PROFESSIONAL DILEMMAS OF CHINESE JOURNALISTS
Abstract: Asking why the professional ethics cannot be rooted deeply in the Chinese journalism practice, which may be much more important than criticizing the low level of Chinese journalism ethics simply. To answer this question, we should pay close attention to what the journalists think and act in real news-making circumstances. In 2006, we launched a qualitative research of investigating the Chinese journalists professional ethics problems, and got 288 valid field research diaries and 38 indepth interview records which has been published in the book The Hard Journalism Self-discipline. This paper
can be seen an re-analysis of these empirical materials to discuss the real problems and challenges the Chinese journalists facing. Keywords: Journalism Ethics, Journalism Practice, Professional Dilemmas
BUILDING POST-WAR CULTURE – Christoph Grafe
17 februari kl 18.00, Studio 3 (OBS! Byte av lokal), Kulturhuset.
Londons South Bank och Stockholms Kulturhus hör till de mest framstående kulturhusen som byggdes i Europa efter 1945. Christoph Grafe undersöker kulturhusens tillkomst med efterkrigstidens välfärdsstat och en förändrad syn på kulturen i det framväxande konsumtionssamhället som bakgrund. Arkitekturen som ett uttryck för både social utopism och kulturkritik. Christoph Grafe har nyligen disputerat med avhandlingen People's Palaces: Art, architecture and politics in two cultural centres in post-war Western Europe. -- För Stockholms Arkitektförening, Ola Broms Wessel.
ARKITEKTURMUSEET LIVE: Mellan den 25 januari och den 13 mars pågår Arkitekturmuseet LIVE där vi vänder ut och in på oss själva och på våra ämnesområden - design, arkitektur och hållbar stadsutveckling. Under sju veckor fungerar museets stora sal som en plattform där aktuella frågor behandlas genom samtal, föredrag, filmvisningar, utställningar och workshops. Vi experimenterar, kartlägger och prövar oss fram för att skapa framtidens museum. Du är välkommen att delta! Tillsammans med dig och andra inspiratörer undersöker vi vår roll som museum och myndighet. Det blir sju veckor med sju teman och gratis entré under hela perioden. Programmet inleds med en vecka om gröna städer. Därefter bjuds det på hållbart mode och remake av kläder, workshops med yrkesutövare på plats, filmvisningar och seminarier kring utvecklingen i Stockholm, Mumbai och Bogotá, stadens ljud och dofter med kartor att gå vilse till i staden, guldkorn ur samlingarna och slutligen en vecka med politiker och andra beslutsfattare. -- IMPROVISERA STADEN 1-6 mars: Monica Sand och Ricardo Atienza, forskare och konstnärer använder Arkitekturmuseets utställningsrum för att fånga stadens olika uttryck och påverka besökarens förhållande till staden. Alla besökare inbjuds att delta i improvisationer med konstnärer, dansare och musiker: bygg ljud och bygg stad! Se hela programmet här: <http://arkitekturmuseetlive.se/program.php>
The exhibition THE 5TH DIMENSION: COLOUR IN ARCHITECTURE runs between 9–25 February in Triangeln, KTH Arkitekturskolan, Östermalmsgatan 26. The course The 5th Dimension: Colour in Architecture has dealt with colour in architecture from ancient times to contemporary buildings. Main themes have been polycrome painting in classical time, Byzantine mosaics and the seven colours of Persia, the 19th century’s revolutionary tradition of colour, colours and paint of Modernity, colours in Swedish post-war architecture and colour phenomena in today’s Swiss architecture. The exhibition shows the results of the course’s assignment. 18 groups – from the fourth grade – have worked with 18 different colour shades. They have examined and derived their own colour historically and geographically from various epochs and cultures. The students account for where they have found the colour, in the interior or the exterior of a building; on a wall, a window frame, a roof, or as a detail. In addition, they describe if the colour is painted, or dyed in the structure, or if it is a building material like wood or concrete or a ceramic material such as mosaic. They have also discussed how the examined colour might be used in our time. -- Johan Mårtelius and Gertrud Olsson
RESEARCH SUPERVISION COURSE
We still have some vacant places in the Research Supervision Course in English starting March 30. Note that, according to KTH’s rules “all PhD student should have two supervisors one of which should have taken the course”.
The schedule of the course is enclosed: March 30, 13.15-16.00 at KTH; April 12, 13.15-16.00 at KTH; April 27, 13.15-16.00 at KTH; A two-day stay at a conference centre, lasting from May 5, 08.45 to May 6, 16.15; May 12, 13.15-16.00 at KTH; May 19, 13.15-16.00 at KTH; and June 1, 13.15-16.00 at KTH. Link for registration to the course http://www.webforum.com/form/learninglab/form.asp?sid=539274552
LICENTIATTJÄNSTER/ LICENTIATE STUDENTSHIPS
LICENTIATE POSITION IN ARCHITECTURE WITH TEACHING AND PRACTICE: The Architecture School at the Royal Institute of Technology, KTH, seeks proposals for two licentiate studentships with relation to architectural teaching and practice. The Architecture School offers two 50% licentiate studentships in Architecture. Applicants will be involved in architectural teaching at the School and supported by the National Research School in Architecture, planned to start in Spring 2012. The post is directed at teachers within the architecture school who wish to develop research in relation to their teaching and practice. The objective is to raise the academic level within the school and to develop links between research and architectural practice. Kvalifikationer/ Behörighet: To be eligible applicants must hold a Master of Architecture degree as required for examination as an architect by the European Bologna agreement, or a recognised equivalent. Assessment criteria: Priority will be given to applicants who are invited to or already teach within the Architecture School, KTH, and have completed their architectural qualification within the past 10 years. The applicants documented knowledge of and understanding of architecture is of central importance as is demonstrated teaching ability within the subject area at undergraduate or masters level. A potential supervisor for post-graduate studies should be contacted prior to the application, and the application should make clear the relationship between the candidate’s licentiate proposal and the thematic developments within their teaching and practice. The application should include an assessment by the proposed supervisor of the potential of the applicant and licentiate project. International contacts and experience will also be highly valued. KTH has the ambition to employ a variety of talent and thus welcomes applicants who will add to the diversity of the University, especially as concerns its gender structure. Form of Employment: The position extends to a maximum of four years with up to 50% time. Employment: Form of employment: Time limited. Start time: According to agreement. Application procedure: Latest day of application: 15th March 2011. Applications should be sent to: Eva Lundenberg, E-post: <firstname.lastname@example.org> Kontakt: Helena Mattsson, Lektor och Director of Post-graduate Studies, Tel: 08-7906961, E-post: <email@example.com>
The school of Planning and Media at Blekinge Institute of Technology is pleased to announce a symposium for PhD scholars and others entitled CHALLENGES OF SPACE AND PLACE, taking place June 9th and 10th, 2011. Abstracts are now being accepted for submission in three tracks: the /Intangible City/, the Public City/ and the /Political City/. [Detailed descriptions on the web page] Submissions should be sent no later than Feb 15th 2011 to <firstname.lastname@example.org> Papers from accepted abstracts will be due May 10th, 2011. To register for the symposium, please send an e-mail with contact information to <mailto:email@example.com>. General questions can be sent to <mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org>. More information: <http://www.bth.se/dsn/spaceandplace>
The annual Symposium of the Nordic Association of Architectural Research presents key note speakers Jonathan Hill, Roemer van Toorn an Fredrik Nilsson among others who reflect upon research in architecture and design. With the symposium the Nordic Association of Architectural Research, the Danish Doctoral Schools of Architecture & Design (DKAD) and the Aarhus School of Architecture will discuss how research and the PhD programme have evolved in recent years to become an integral part of the profile of the Nordic schools of architecture and design. -- When architects and designers ... Historically, there is a clear discontinuity between the fundamental architectural and design education and the subsequent research education. Whereas basic education appears to be practice-oriented, workshop based and uses drawing and models as the primary forms of communication, the dominant model for the PhD program is a text-based work in accordance with university standards. Considered in the context of those standards, it has thus been a controversial type of research that has represented the academic culture of the schools. The controversy has not completely disappeared today, but with the diffusion of an increasingly differentiated and complex understanding of architecture and design concept, the methods and models for research in this area has become more diverse in recent years. This is reflected both in the academic work and the rapidly growing interest in design-based research methods. In light of this development, the aim of the conference is to clarify the status, potentials and challenges for the design and architecture-based doctoral education. We hope that the conference will bring together a wide range of researchers, not least research students, who - implicitly or explicitly - are working on these issues and at the same time will provide an overview of the current state of research education at the Nordic schools of architecture and design. It is also our hope that the conference will be followed by a Nordic network for the continued sharing of experience and development of discussions related to the theme. -- The conference takes place 4 - 6 May 2011 in Aarhus Denmark at the Aarhus School of Architecture. The symposium language is Danish, Swedish, Norwegian and English.
International workshop on participation in urban planning and design: 5-6 May 2011, Uppsala, Sweden. The Cemus Research Forum – CEFO – at CSD, Uppsala University and the Research School for Architecture and Planning of the Urban Landscape – APULA – at SLU, is pleased to invite researchers from different disciplines to share ideas and experiences from research in a two-day workshop around the topic of participation in urban planning and design. This initiative emerges from the need to critically discuss the role that participatory processes are currently having in the planning, design and management of our cities. The thematic focus of the workshop is PARTICIPATION IN THE CONTEXT OF DIVERSITY, CONFLICT AND POWER. The need of involving different actors in planning and design processes has been significantly mainstreamed into today’s urban policies and is considered a key factor in the achievement of a sustainable urban development. However, the involvement of more actors to the planning and design processes of our cities means also greater challenges to the ways in which their multiple and many times conflicting voices are included in the decision making processes. Hence “diversity”, in terms of rationalities, discourses, perceptions, values and interests, and how to deal with such diversity in the presence of conflict and power relations can be considered as one of the most important questions of any planning and design process. Such situation can be easily seen in the different interpretations of how to reach a sustainable urban development and the varied views that people have to the environment (natural and built) and thus their relations to it. The International Workshop on Participatory Urban Planning and Design intends to create an arena in which these concerns can be discussed. -- Researchers interested in presenting their work are invited to send an abstract of maximum 600 words. Abstracts should include: title of presentation, five key words, name, affiliation and contact information of presenter(s), and text describing the content of the presentations. The deadline for abstracts is March 1, 2010. Authors will be notified about abstract acceptance on March 21, 2010. Abstracts should be sent via email to: email@example.com
FABRICATE is an International Peer Reviewed Conference with supporting publication and exhibition to be held at The Building Centre in London from 15-16 April 2011. Discussing the progressive integration of digital design with manufacturing processes, FABRICATE will bring together pioneers in design and making within architecture, construction, engineering, manufacturing, materials technology and computation. Discussion on key themes will include: how digital fabrication technologies are enabling new creative and construction opportunities, the difficult gap that exists between digital modeling and its realization, material performance and manipulation, off-site and on-site construction, interdisciplinary education, economic and sustainable contexts. More information: <www.fabricate2011.org/>
DISABILITY AND PUBLIC SPACE,
The Disability Studies working group at Oslo University College is going to hold an interdisciplinary conference. Dates: April 28-29, 2011. Location: Oslo University College, Oslo, Norway. Host and sponsors: Oslo University College (through the Faculty of Health Sciences, the Faculty of Engineering, and the Urban Research program), The Research Council of Norway (through the Rehabilitation as Conflict project), and the Fritt Ord foundation. -- Background and themes: Disability, accessibility and the right to participate fully in all aspects of life are becoming increasingly prominent topics in a variety of disciplines. The conference aims to explore these topics from a variety of perspectives, bringing together researchers and professionals from the humanities, social sciences, physical sciences, and urban studies. The background for the conference is partly the expansion of interdisciplinary research on disability, including cultural, historical and interactional studies, and partly the increase in legislative initiatives, including the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. A primary objective for the conference is to promote dialogue and research across both disciplinary and geographical boundaries. Plenary speakers include Professor Rosemarie Garland-Thomson of Emory University, Professor Susan Schweik of the University of California at Berkeley, and Professor Rob Imrie of King’s College, London. The interface between public space and disability needs to be more extensively explored in research that includes both empirical and theoretical studies. We encourage submissions from researchers in the humanities and the social sciences, law and the health sciences, as well as built environment engineering and urban planning. See also: http://www.hio.no/Enheter/Avdeling-for-helsefag-HF/Disability-Studies-Working-Group
ACROSS MEDIA CONTEMPORARY LITERATURE AND MEDIA CULTURE, conference in Trondheim, Norway, 5-7 May 2011. Conference website: <www.ntnu.no/acrossmedia>. For more information, please contact <firstname.lastname@example.org>
INTERACTION OF COLOUR & LIGHT IN THE ARTS AND SCIENCES AIC 2011 Midterm Meeting of the International Colour Association (AIC) 7–10 June 2011, Zurich University of the Arts, Zurich, Switzerland. Conference Theme: Much interest is devoted to the interaction of colour & light in today’s scientific and artistic research communities. New technologies, materials and media are now being deployed to enhance and stimulate our experience of daily life in real and virtual, permanent and ephemeral environments. The aim of the AIC 2011 conference is to explore how the interaction of colour & light plays a crucial role in the perception, conception and realization of spaces and platforms in different fields from both a theoretical and practical point of view. Using terms and concepts such as appearance, interaction, performance, event, and by privileging the materiality, mediality and the interactive dimension of colour & light, the conference presentations should demonstrate how productive the theme of the INTERACTION OF COLOUR & LIGHT IN THE ARTS AND SCIENCES is. The fields of inquiry include: education, design, art, media, lighting, architecture, theatre, dance, as well as psychology, colour science and technology. The AIC 2011 Midterm Meeting aims to further discussion and nurture the latest findings in these various fields. More information: <www.aic2011.org>.
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