Exhibition: 17.09.2014 – 20.09.2014
MA Architectural History Theory & Interpretation
Course led by Dr Ines Weizman.
About the show
MA Architectural History, Theory and Interpretation
In the various modules of this course in 2013/14 we continued to examine the relationship between buildings, spaces and history. Students investigated different themes and case studies to advance the critique and analysis of architecture and the city through their own expertise and research interests. They looked at architectural history through direct encounters with its objects, and the history of architectural history through interdisciplinary texts, both contemporaneous and contemporary to reflect upon forms of knowledge about the city, its various representations and mis-representations and their impact on the public realm. Through site visits, participation in conferences, film screening, archival research and workshops we tried to look beyond the professional and epistemic boundaries of architecture and to capture the wide spectrum of possibilities for a reflective practice. With this ambition we tried to take an interdisciplinary approach to science, law, philosophy, literature and visual culture, towards rethinking and writing architecture for contemporary times.
Dr Ines Weizman
Module leaders in 2013/14
Introductory modules set out various methodological and conceptual frameworks.
- Histories , Nabil Ahmed
- Theories, Aleks Catina
- Interpretation, Dr. Ines Weizman
Later options allowed the exploration of more specialised areas, including urban theory, architecture and film, the question of technology, and poetry and architecture.
- Concepts of Space, Dr. Ines Weizman
- Forgetting of Air, Nabil Ahmed
- Soundscapes of Modernity, Joseph Kohlmaier
- Cinema and the City, Hector Arkomanis
- Writing about Architecture, Dr. Emilio Distretti
- The Problem of Irony, Aleks Catina