Institute of Form, Theory and History
The Institute of Form, Theory and History (FTH) teaches and conducts research in architectural history and theory, design history, critical conservation and drawing. The faculty teaches at all academic levels, spanning from first year studio via master studios to the ph.d. programme. FTH offers a professional Master in Architectural Heritage.
Courses at FTH draw on ongoing research projects, with a focus on Norwegian architectural history/historiography, design history, transformation of historical structures, contemporary architecture, as well as museums, models and architectural exhibitions. Master diplomas and doctoral dissertations advised by FTH faculty are embedded in these fields. The staff includes historians and practicing architects, and counts 25 people, including ph.d. candidates and part time teachers.
The Oslo Center for Critical Architectural Studies (OCCAS) is part of FTH (see occas.aho.no).