Contemporary Theory of Architecture

Contemporary Theory of Architecture

Course type: Lectures and Seminars
Course coordinator: Ewa Kuryłowicz

ASK course

Status: obligatory Exam: yes
Course level: advanced Course Code: ASK3-KH-Ta
ETCS: 2 Expected own workload: 18
Proj/lab/semin hours: 15 Lecture hours: 15

General description

During the lectures, the most important ideological positions shaping the image of the contemporary architectural theory are presented. Particular attention is being paid to phenomena resulting from the evolution of philosophical and architectural thought that constitute the background for the most recent history. Among them are problems such as issues of the psychology of perception, the relation of architecture to other fields of art in the context of perception; conditions of reception of a work of art and architectural work – subjectivism and objectivity; architecture as a message with shaping possibilities and determinants. Shaping architecture against the background of the knowledge society and modern methods of communication; information architecture; the architecture of the image culture era.

Based on the content provided during lectures and suggested reading, students prepare statements embedded in the theoretical context. Report design and content are subject to rigours methods of reasoning. Presented in the discussion are subject to criticism, require argumentation and justification, as a part of elaboration and evaluation.

Studio topics

PKB 2010-2015

This course refers to Thesis project (DS4) each year.