Theory of Architecture: Problems in Knowledge and Design 1

Sanford Kwinter
Architecture, Theory of Architecture
2016W, Vorlesungen (VO), 2.0 semester hours, course number S01045

Description

Physical Theory: Space, Time, Substance (Philosophy, Science) This course examines some late 20th century models of physical reality that have both impacted architectural (as well as urban and environmental) thought in recent decades and provided forms of explanation that have freed us from the simplistic and one-dimensional understandings provided by mere common sense. In large measure, these models represent foundational departures from classical models of thought (and suppositions inherited from earlier centuries still dominated by religious, political and epistemological orthodoxies and superstitions). Capital among the developments that marked these post-classical movements are the problems of time, movement, and matter and their secondary presentations in processes of transformation and organization. Readings from pre-Socratics through late 20th century French thought as well as new models of explanation in late 20th century mathematics and life sciences will be studied with a view to transforming basic reflexes of design practice and thought.

 

Examination Modalities

Frequent participation, completion of an assignment related to the subject of the course.

Comments

It is strongly recommendend to follow the sequence of Problems in Knowledge and Design 1 and 2 in the intended order.

Registration is not requiered.

Dates

13 October 2016, 16:00–19:00 Seminar Room 24 (VZA3)

co-registration: possible (2.0 ECTS)

Art Education: subject kkp (Bachelor): FOR: Lehrveranstaltungen nach Wahl aus Wissenschaftliche Praxis (2.0 ECTS)

Art Education: subject tex (Bachelor): FOR: aus Geschichte und Theorie der Architektur bzw. des Design (wahlweise) (2.0 ECTS)

Art Education: subject tex (Bachelor): FOR: Lehrveranstaltungen nach Wahl aus Wissenschaftliche Praxis (2.0 ECTS)

Art Education: subject dae (Bachelor): FOR: aus Geschichte und Theorie der Architektur bzw. des Design (wahlweise) (2.0 ECTS)

Art Education: subject dae (Bachelor): FOR: Lehrveranstaltungen nach Wahl aus Wissenschaftliche Praxis (2.0 ECTS)

Art Education: subject dex (Bachelor): FOR: aus Geschichte und Theorie der Architektur bzw. des Design (wahlweise) (2.0 ECTS)

Art Education: subject dex (Bachelor): FOR: Lehrveranstaltungen nach Wahl aus Wissenschaftliche Praxis (2.0 ECTS)

TransArts - Transdisciplinary Arts (Bachelor): Theoretical foundations (2.0 ECTS)

Architecture (Master): History and Theory of Architecture (2.0 ECTS)

Industrial Design (2. Section): Theory and Design History (2.0 ECTS)

Fine Arts: Specialisation in Photography (2. Section): Kultur- und Geistesgeschichte (2.0 ECTS)

subject Fine Arts / Art and Communication Practices (1. Section): Aus Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften (2.5 ECTS)

subject Fine Arts / Art and Communication Practices (2. Section): Aus Geschichte und Theorie der Architektur (2.0 ECTS)

subject Fine Arts / Art and Communication Practices (2. Section): Aus Kunst und Kulturwissenschaften, (davon min. 4 SSt SE) (2.5 ECTS)

subject Handicrafts / Design, Architecture and Environment (1. Section): Aus Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften (2.0 ECTS)

subject Handicrafts / Design, Architecture and Environment (2. Section): Aus Geschichte und Theorie der Architektur (2.0 ECTS)

subject Handicrafts / Design, Architecture and Environment (2. Section): Aus Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften, (min. 4 SSt SE) (2.5 ECTS)

subject Textile Design / Textiles - Art, Design, Styles (1. Section): Aus Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften (2.0 ECTS)

subject Textile Design / Textiles - Art, Design, Styles (2. Section): Aus Kunst- und Kulturwissenschaften (mind. 4 SSt SE) (2.5 ECTS)

Design: Specialisation in Applied Photography and Time-based Media (2. Section): Humanities (2.0 ECTS)

Fine Arts: Specialisation in Painting (2. Section): Geisteswissenschaftliche LV nach Wahl (2.0 ECTS)

Fine Arts: Specialisation in Graphics (2. Section): Geisteswissenschaftliche LV nach Wahl (2.0 ECTS)

Individual courses: possible (2.0 ECTS)