Course led by Professor Peter Carl
About the show
PhD research in Architecture is conducted under the rubric of “Practical Wisdom”. We seek to find an approach to architectural understanding that is oriented about architecture’s modes of interpretation. These range from primordial experiences of spatiality to highly specialist disciplines such as economics or engineering. Accordingly, the research is not interdisciplinary in the customary sense – controlled epistemologically – but rather in respect of the coherence and depth of the topic. In this way, the inevitable “mixed” methods respond to the levels of precision and richness of architectural or urban phenomena and the ways they come about and transform in history. Similarly, we are cultivate “mixed” forms of communication – through collaborative making, images, texts, data, narratives, etc.
Practice inevitably involves working with constituents who only partially understand or who are as likely to be self-serving as they might be generous, intelligent and committed. Similarly material conditions often require improvisation and compromise. The manner in which different disciplines collaborate – or don’t – has been a lively topic in cultural anthropology for some years; but architecture and its forms of practice raise fundamental issues of the structure of contexts for praxis. These illuminate the “good” in “good design.”
|P.V.||Tuesday 25 June 2013, 6.30-10pm|
|Opening||Wed 26 June - Fri 5 July 2013
Mon-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 11am-5pm
|Venue||Spring House (1st Floor)|