Theory of Architecture: Problems in Knowledge and Design 1

Sanford Kwinter
Architecture, Theory of Architecture
2017W, 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

Registration is not necessary.

Space and time of the class will be announced soon.

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

Fine Arts (2. Section): Free Electives out of Scientific and Research Practice (2.0 ECTS)

Fine Arts (2. Section): Media Theory,Art&Knowledge Transfer,Th. of Architecture,Th. and Hist. of Design (2.0 ECTS)

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

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

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

Stage Design (1. Section): Kultur- u. Geistesgeschichte (2.0 ECTS)

Stage Design (2. Section): Kultur- und Geistesgeschichte (2.0 ECTS)

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

Design: Specialisation in Graphic Design (2. Section): Humanities (2.0 ECTS)

Design: Specialisation in Graphics and Advertising (2. Section): Humanities (2.0 ECTS)

Design: Specialisation in Fashion Design (1. Section): Free Elective Pool Methodological and Theoretical Basics (2.0 ECTS)

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

Conservation and Restoration (2. Section): Kunst- und Kulturgeschichte (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 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)

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)

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)

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)

Media Arts: Specialisation in Digital Arts (2. Section): Architekturtheorie, Architekturgeschichte (2.0 ECTS)

Media Arts: Specialisation in Transmedia Arts (2. Section): Architekturtheorie, Architekturgeschichte (2.0 ECTS)

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

co-registration: possible (2.0 ECTS)

Individual courses: possible (2.0 ECTS)