Each semester, this course will explore a particular topical theme in architecture theory. For Spring semester, the course topic will be announced in January 2018.
Earlier topics have included issues of craftsmanship, design thinking, and tacit knowledge. These topics in themselves circle around recurring questions of contempoary architectural discourse, such as whether we see architecture as a craft, as an art, as engineering or as a scientiﬁc discipline. Building further on questions of architectural knowledge, what it consist of, and by what means is it passed on, this course takes on classic themes in theory from a contemporary perspective.
Throughout this course, students will use initial texts as a departure point for studying architecture in its many subject matters and forms. For each session, students will present readings and suggest follow-up questions for the next session.
At the end of the seminar, students will edit and provide the introduction for a theme section for a book compiled with all student work.