This doctoral course is a collaboration between KTH School of Architecture in Stockholm and the TU Munich with the BauHow5 consortium and the Swedish Research School ResArc. It is open to doctoral candidates enrolled at other universities.
The course gives a perspective on theoretical and methodological trajectories of practice-oriented research in architecture. It provides an overview of how theory and methods are addressed concerning forms of knowledge in architecture, with a focus on explorative, reflexive, and critical research methods rooted in the humanities, social sciences, and STS. Notions of different scientific traditions, paradigmatic shifts, and inter- and transdisciplinary research are presented and discussed in ways that are particularly useful for enrolled and emergent doctoral researchers pursuing practice-oriented research. Course participants are provided with an understanding of selected key concepts and topics; the relationship between epistemology, ontology, and methodology, and the linkage between research questions, objectives, methods and outcomes, through lectures, literature seminars, workshops, collaborative and specific tasks. In emphasizing social complexity and experimentation, the course offers doctoral candidates insights into recent architectural thinking, innovative methods, and performative research practices. On completion of the course, participants will acquire tools to critically reflect on the epistemological and ethical challenges, inherent to their research practices.
How to apply
Participants of Module 1 International workshop, please send a statement of interest specifying the modules you wish to participate in to firstname.lastname@example.org Newcomers, add a short bio and an abstract describing your research project.
The deadline for application is 15th of November 2020.
8-9 October: Module 1 – WORKSHOP APPROACHING RESEARCH PRACTICES IN ARCHITECTURE FIVE QUESTIONS
3-4 December: Module 2 – REINVENTING METHODOLOGY
28-29 January: Module 3 – ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN HISTORIES
25-26 February: Module 4 – THEORETICAL POSITIONING
18-19 March: Module 5 – SPECULATIVE ETHICS
8-9 April: Module 6 – REFLECTIONS ON PRACTICE-ORIENTED RESEARCH
2 May: Deadline for articles
3 May – 15 June: Peer review
31 August: Deadline for revisions
October: Journal number goes online, launch at WORKSHOP 2021
Dates and Facts
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