Theory of Living Spaces

Andrea Börner
Architecture, Urban Strategies
2019S, Seminar (SE), 2.0 semester hours, course number S02591

Description

SCIENCE FICTION FANTASY

Drawing from a genre that may be coined speculative documentary the course puts emphasis on developing a sense of reality that resides within and beyound the factual and narrative of how inhabitable space can be seen, described, analyzed and envisioned.

Based on the movie The Wild Blue Yonder by Werner Herzog (2005), in 10 chapters we will browse through the history of development of mankind and at the same time project a trajectory of future habitations deep into time, far from now. Special attention is given to reconsidering the role and reasoning of the architectural, planning and spatial disciplines as a driving force to comprehend the past, current and future state of living spaces with an emphasis on the speculative and visionary power to alter our understanding of realty and/or realty itself.

Examination Modalities

Oral Exam / Presentation: Investigation of a sub-topic; visual/textual elaboration with negotiable focus, related to individual interest the subject of the course.

Comments

Priority is given to students of architecture from their 2nd year, who did not yet participate in the course. Ranking is made by order of registration and semester-level; Others are very welcome as long as there are places (max 15 participants). The presence at the first meeting (March. 5th) is mandatory for partcipation. Regular classes are principally scheduled Tuesdays between 12:00-14:00, and as much as possible adjusted in accordance to the IOA studio schedules.

Dates

05 March 2019, 12:30–13:30 Seminar Room 9 (preliminary discussion)
12 March 2019, 12:00–14:00 Seminar Room 9
26 March 2019, 12:00–14:00 Seminar Room 9
02 April 2019, 12:00–14:00 Seminar Room 9
09 April 2019, 12:00–14:00 Seminar Room 9
30 April 2019, 12:00–14:00 Seminar Room 9
07 May 2019, 12:00–14:00 Seminar Room 9
14 May 2019, 12:00–14:00 Seminar Room 9
21 May 2019, 12:00–14:00 Seminar Room 9
28 May 2019, 12:00–14:00 Seminar Room 9
04 June 2019, 12:00–14:00 Seminar Room 9
18 June 2019, 12:00–14:00 Seminar Room 9

Course Enrolment

From 20 February 2019, 09:00 to 05 March 2019, 12:00
Via online registration

Architecture (Master): Theory of Living Spaces (3.0 ECTS)

co-registration: possible (3.0 ECTS)

Individual courses: possible (3.0 ECTS)