2021 Vår

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80 614 Re-Store: Yesterday`s house tomorrow

Studiepoeng: 
24
Full course name in English: 
Re-Store: Yesterday`s house tomorrow
Emnekode: 
80 614
Studienivå: 
Syklus 2
Undervisningssemester: 
2021 Vår
Eksamenssemester: 
2021 Vår
Undervisningsspråk: 
Engelsk
År: 
2021
Emneansvarlig
Siri Moseng
Forkunnskapskrav

Admission to AHO and passed 180 study points on bachelor level studies.

Om emnet

This studio is closely linked to the practice of the office mopo ( www.mopo.no ) and our extensively experience in researching small scale housing transformations. The studio relates to AHO´s Re-Store series, with its focus on the history and possible futures of housing typologies from the mid 20th

century.

 

The most common dwelling in Norway is the detached house. Most of these houses are old but built for a long life span. However, the conditions of the dwellings very often do not match today´s use. Rather than demolishing these houses we need to investigate their origin, intension, and how they can be developed into a sustainable home for tomorrow.

 

People live in houses planned for a past generation, and many have an urgent need to make physical changes to their home. Our aim is to bring past typologies into our time without losing their inherent qualities.

 

Can an old house designed for people that lived a long time ago suit our contemporary lives?

How should this big building mass be altered, and can this housing mass be relevant for the future built environment? What is the historic value of these housing typologies?

Læringsutbytte

Knowledge of tools and methods on how to approach existing structures

Experience how to develop and formulate an individual architectural proposal

Understanding how to develop architectural drawings in detail

Gaining understanding of tectonic design

Knowledge of the theory and history of Norwegian housing typologies from the mid 19th century

Engaging in discussions on resources, qualities, and possibilities in rehabilitation projects

 

Praktisk organisering og arbeidsmåter

The studio is practice based, where developing projects in a detailed scale will be the focus. Projects will be developed through architectural drawings and models. Lectures and visits to building sites, transformation projects and relevant practitioners in the field will be arranged during the semester (according to any C-19-restrictions). The working tools used in the mopo practice will be part of the Course´s teaching method. The students will be assessed to «pass» or «not passed».

Pensum

TBA

VurderingsformGrupperingKarakterskalaKommentar
ProsjektoppgaveIndividuellBestått / ikke bestått
Vurderinger:
Vurderingsform:Prosjektoppgave
Gruppering:Individuell
Karakterskala:Bestått / ikke bestått
Kommentar:

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80 409 Urban preservasjon

Studiepoeng: 
6
Full course name in English: 
Urban transformation
Emnekode: 
80 409
Studienivå: 
Syklus 2
Undervisningssemester: 
2021 Vår
Eksamenssemester: 
2021 Vår
Undervisningsspråk: 
Engelsk
År: 
2021
Maksimum antall studenter: 
15
Emneansvarlig
Even Smith Wergeland
Tom Davies
Forkunnskapskrav

Admission to AHO and successful completion of three years bachelor level studies (180 ECTS).

Om emnet

“[Heritage] is increasing concerned with story-telling and narrative, particularly telling alternative stories. “Archaeologists, especially historical archaeologists, think that writing stories is both an epistemic and an ethical imperative (Given 2004). “In small things forgotten” (Deetz 1977) we find the voices of the subaltern, the Other, those who have no voice in official records (slaves, women, blacks, the colonized).”

 

(Gonzalez-Ruibal 2008: 3).

 

The post-industrial landscape of the North forms the physical cultural remains of communities and livelihoods in which memories and local identity are rooted. As part of the overall Future North Project - Urban Preservation 2021 builds on the narrative techniques of UP 2019/2020 to explore the role community and people play in caring for the heritage of the local environment. The course also builds on previous AHO projects in the Arctic such as Vardø Restored and Future North, which has provided valuable insights and local networks. With this as a basis, students will work together with members of the local community using workshops and archival material to explore how the existing physical environment can be translated through developing community narratives. This will serve as part of the overall project to reconcile a sense of collective loss of identity and place as part of future curation and conservation. 

 

This will sit within the analysis and selection of buildings and sites of the overall project as part of the process of staking out a new course for Vardø’s historical townscape which is not restricted to objects with known heritage value – any part of the existing town structure can be included. The main point is to address the topic of re-use from a broad perspective, either in the form of established preservation techniques like transformation and adaptive re-use or emerging perspectives like circular heritage, which advocates a much stricter policy for demolition. Instead of tearing down old buildings of little current use – a practice granted by the current cultural heritage plans – a circular approach would involve techniques like upcycling, systematic storage of materials and community-based maintenance projects.

 

The urgency of this stems from the local climate and resource situation is of utmost important here. The Arctic is a harsh environment but the coldness combined with strong wind and a relatively low level of humidity means that old buildings material can be sustained for a long time. Vardø, with its unique range of housing from before world war two, is an example of both fast and slow weathering. The wooden vernacular architecture is going to be an object of closer investigation, as will the post-industrial structures which are now in different degrees of decay or use, depending on local needs, maintenance issues and economic resources. An important sub-theme is the number of buildings in Vardø which are currently vacant and empty – a problem as well as a possibility for the local community.

Læringsutbytte
  • Understanding of local management and needs
  • Current heritage practice – intangible and tangible heritage
  • Approaches to heritage narratives
  • Participation strategies
  • Archiving, Curation and Primary and Secondary Source analysis
  • Insights into parallel projects such as those currently being undertaken by NIKU and NIVA
  • Strategies for a greener future
  • Combine cultural heritage and natural heritage

Praktisk organisering og arbeidsmåter

The students will work as one group undertaking the work collectively, under the supervision of Tom Davies during the weekly lesson. Assessment will comprise the group project as a collective endeavour and also short individual essays, reflecting on the experience in relation to the course material. The students will prepare draft versions of the essays and get mid-term feedback from teachers.

VurderingsformGrupperingKarakterskalaKommentar
ProsjektoppgaveIndividuellBestått / ikke beståttFeasibility Study (Norsk: mulighetsstudie)

The students will harness the archival material and field work data to produce a written and visual assessment of a proposed preservation plan or method. This will take form as a compact feasibility study, allowing the students to explore a realistic strategic format typically devised in the early stages of a municipal planning process. While the students are expected to demonstrate basic mastery of the conventions of a feasibility study, they are also encouraged to critically engage with the standard format in order to introduce unorthodox perspectives and modes of presentation, exploiting their creative and visual skills. The scope of the final document will be decided upon in dialogue with the local community for whom the study is developed.
Vurderinger:
Vurderingsform:Prosjektoppgave
Gruppering:Individuell
Karakterskala:Bestått / ikke bestått
Kommentar:Feasibility Study (Norsk: mulighetsstudie)

The students will harness the archival material and field work data to produce a written and visual assessment of a proposed preservation plan or method. This will take form as a compact feasibility study, allowing the students to explore a realistic strategic format typically devised in the early stages of a municipal planning process. While the students are expected to demonstrate basic mastery of the conventions of a feasibility study, they are also encouraged to critically engage with the standard format in order to introduce unorthodox perspectives and modes of presentation, exploiting their creative and visual skills. The scope of the final document will be decided upon in dialogue with the local community for whom the study is developed.
AktivitetKommentar
OppmøteThe course requires active participation in seminars and excursions. Students are expected to organise and carry out field work to support their individual projects. In addition, students are expected to conduct archival research and other forms of information harvesting to gather data for their course assignments.
Forventet arbeidsinnsats:
Aktivitet:Oppmøte
Kommentar:The course requires active participation in seminars and excursions. Students are expected to organise and carry out field work to support their individual projects. In addition, students are expected to conduct archival research and other forms of information harvesting to gather data for their course assignments.

Start semester

40 643 Body and Space Morphologies : Acting and The Collective XI

Studiepoeng: 
24
Full course name in English: 
Body and Space Morphologies : Acting and The Collective XI
Emnekode: 
40 643
Studienivå: 
Syklus 2
Undervisningssemester: 
2021 Vår
Eksamenssemester: 
2021 Vår
Undervisningsspråk: 
Engelsk
År: 
2021
Maksimum antall studenter: 
15
Emneansvarlig
Rolf Gerstlauer
Forkunnskapskrav
  • The course is for masterstudents of all the study-fields at AHO - Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Design - interestet in phenomenology in architecture; the discourse on the phenomenal world that we are entangled with.
  • The course is for masterstudents who wish to engage in research creation by working personal initative in an indepentend investigation and exploration towards the making of an inspired material practice able to produce collective awareness for the issues at stake.

 

 

Om emnet

 

INTRODUCTION:

Body & Space Morphologies: Content, Overall Aims and Methods

Body and Space Morphologies is a research-based teaching program placed in the field of Architecture & Culture studies. Dedicated to Phenomenology in Architecture, the program offers Trans-Disciplinary master studios in explorative architectural and pre-architectural making, sensing and thinking.

From The Oxford Handbook of Contemporary Phenomenology (2012, Dan Zahavi, ed.):
“Phenomenology shares the conviction that the critical stance proper to philosophy requires a move away from a straightforward metaphysical or empirical investigation of objects to an investigation of the very framework of meaning and intelligibility that makes any such straightforward investigation possible in the first place. It precisely asks how something like objectivity is possible in the first place.”

Our attempt is to partake in the discourse on the Phenomenology of Architecture by working and studying Architectural Phenomenology outside of the Conventions of Architecture. In theory, this can mean a free-thinking, and to some degree also a “free-making” and/or “free-looking”, yet in the realm of our studios it means the making of a dedicated Artistic Research which is looking for the Creation of a Material Practice in which the student can gain a certain expertise in and through which the discourse on the Phenomenology of Architecture can be tried on – if it not already is embodied by the material itself.

We aim at preparing and enabling students to conduct their own investigation into Architectural Phenomenology understood as a Research Creation; a working mode creating an inspired Material Practiceattuned to process rather than the communication of outputs or products”. We consider this to be the Artistic Parallel to both Traditional Scholarly Research and Common Architectural Design Practice.

Based on performativity and affordance theories, performance and performance studies, disability and neurodiversity studies as well as phenomenology and perception theories, the Body & Space Morphologies Studio Works investigate primal and/or pre-architectural material/processes/phenomena/conditions and develop or perform a series of experienced distinct objects that behave relational, that inspire imagination, that provide new knowledge, architectural interests and/or architectural identities.

Instead of mediating architecture through a thought process that works with abstraction, illustration and representation, and that is intentional and argumentative involving the use or development of concepts, ideas and strategies, our design process focuses on the acting, sensing and thinking with objects/environments/conditions, and the craft of our hands in the making of them.

Students individually study the performance of and with materials or environments of their choice. The studio emphasizes reiterated acting with a material body and gains experience and confidence in the making as a “becoming or being architecture”. Lectures, individual reviews and an extensive reading list enable the students to enter the discourse on the phenomenology in architecture on the base of their own material practice, and to furthermore collectively and critically reflect on theories and research related to perception, affordance, behavior, performativity and performance in architecture, objects and/or environments.

 

WORKING TOPICS FOR SPRING 2021:

 

The Body & Space Morphology Studio on Acting and The Collective offers students to place their working initatives for a research creation under one of the following topics:

Catharsis:  the necessity to do something because of a particular interest / inspiration / desire of yours. Satisfies your curiosity and releases a working process that brings you closer to that which you want to get to know better.

Land: the readiness to engage with an environment, source or ground from which you can draw affordance from. Relates your creation and material process to a body/ source/phenomena you connect it too.

House: the want to make a house (construction/unit/infrastructure/garden/beholder) you want or need to make. Releases the attempt to make that house and finds ways to make it based on your understanding of the "want" as a necessity that connects the work to something else.

Film: the confrontation with conditions and phenomena and the practice of looking at and forming content through recording and editing moving images and audo. Strengthens your awareness for existing alternative narratives in the way we see production and presentation of phenomena and conditions.

 

WORKING PLACES - AHO and THE LISTA FIELD STUDIO:

The Body & Space Morphology Studio on Acting and The Collective Spring 2021 offers its students two workplaces: our regular studio space at AHO and our LISTA Field Studio in Farsund, Southern Norway.

In collaboration with Farsund Commune, section for culture and sports, Stiv Kuling AS architects as well as private business and landowners, the Body & Space Morphologies teaching and research unit maintains the LISTA Field-Studio as an extension to the regular AHO Studio.

Throughout the semester, students of the Body & Space Morphologies studio are given the possibility to spend shorter or longer periods in Lista – or alternative; to spend the whole semester in Lista. The choice of working place is not made dependend on the chosen working topics, but we encourage students working the topic "Land" to onsider at least some of their studies to take place in the Lista environment.

Students choosing to work in the LISTA Field-Studio are given free accommodation, access to the land and personnel capacities as well as material recourses etc..

The aim with this initiative is threefold:
a) to provide students with the possibility to spend shorter or longer periods on the LISTA peninsula in order to draw from the affordance that resides in this particular multi-faceted cultural landscape.
b) through the individual works of the students to collect and show a growing body of artistic research that reflects on issues of - or that makes new subjects relative to – the Lista Peninsula.
c) to strengthen ongoing and/or to make new collaborations for the establishing of an International Interdisciplinary Research Creation project-proposal called The LISTA Project.

The Field-Studio in LISTA is run by the architects Jan Gunnar Skjeldsøy and Anders Eik Pilskog, Stiv Kuling AS, Farsund. Their atelier will serve as common place for discussions and the supervising of those students working in Lista. However, students choosing this option are entirely free to decide where and what to work with. The initiative for an artistic research – what it copes with and wants to try itself on - still remains the responsibility of the student.

Please contact the teaching body for more information on accommodation, working conditions and possibilities connected to the LISTA Field Studio.

 

 

Læringsutbytte

 

Overall aims:

Body & Space Morphologies students learn how to develop strong initiatives for an explorative working process that acts on impulse /affordance and that creates visual/haptic experience that again stimulates, or re-states/re-news, architectural content. As a student in the Body & Space Morphologies studio one is asked to submit to performativity as the instance in which to act a material, condition or event - hence the individual act, or the acting and making, makes also the discursive space of the social(ly) employed collective phenomenology in architecture: the three forms of creativity that in Norwegian language are skaperglede, skapertrang and skaperkraft, make in sum again that what could be named as “skaperkunnskap” – the Creative Knowledge about this which is created.

After completing the course, the student should have:

Knowledge of

  • the basics in phenomenology of architecture and the various practices that exist within (and that can become part of) architectural phenomenology

  • the basics in affordance theory and the theories concerning objecthood and/or object relations as means to fuel and reflect upon a material practice and/or artistic research in the field of architecture

  • the basics in performance and performance studies that make body & space morphologies: ways of making, looking at, discussing and seeing/understanding qualia and perception in the working of architecture

  • the basics in disability studies and neurodiversity studies as the necessary activist movements working and re-defining the human condition from “all the world’s a stage” (Shakespeare) towards for all of the human spectrum with its diverse behavior

  • the basics of performativity, language and speech acts as the tools that can add value to the making and a work – but that not necessarily must seek to replace the issues at stake in a work or a thing

  • the foundational preparations for an advanced haptic visual and experimental artistic research leading to a material practice and/or architectural phenomenology

Skills in

  • finding, developing and/or embracing initiatives for the making of an inspired, explorative and imaginative artistic research

  • manufacturing physical and/or visual (or otherwise sensible/perceptible) works and gaining a unique expertise in the craft(s) deployed in the making of these artifacts

  • conducting this artistic research with the desire to make or pursue a material practice containing, or inviting for, reflections in phenomenology of architecture / architectural phenomenology

  • deploying complementary ways of working and means of creative investigations that make, demonstrate or narrate a dialogue between the works inherent qualities and how this connects to (or can become) issues, phenomena and/or subjects in the world

  • maintaining a personal diary of the making that can be worked into documents of the making aiming at a third-party readability

  • approaching environments, situations and discussions phenomenological and applying and recognizing performativity in speech and action as productive means from which to provoke and receive social employed knowing in trans-disciplinary teams

Competence in

  • developing distinct initiatives and choosing the craft in which to act or work them so as to partake in the discourse on the phenomenology of architecture

  • approaching and acting on impulse with all sorts of material, objects, environments and/or events and gaining valuable experience, artefacts and/or documents from this

  • conceiving of and presenting/communicating unique architectural content/research through a haptic visual material and the phenomena or conditions contained and experienced in it

  • understanding the mechanisms and rhetoric of systems of oppression, learned behavior, eugenics and stigma that are un-productive and unsustainable (in the field of architecture as well as in the systems we call architecture)

  • developing and/or pursuing life-long initiatives for a material practice in architectural phenomenology that is independent of, and/or adaptable to, any kind of professional commission

  • not knowing a thing, but having the passion, dedication, endurance and imagination to wanting to get to know it

 

 

Praktisk organisering og arbeidsmåter

 

Organization, Workload and Activities

At AHO and if the restrictions concerning the corona pandemic allow for it, the course is organized as a studio in which each student has a designated working area for the whole semester and no matter if parts of the study are conducted in Lista.

In the Lista Field Studio and if the restrictions concerning the corona pandemic allow for it, students meet for discussions in the atelier of Stiv Kuling As in Farsund but have their working place either in the open land or in their private accomodation that we provide for you.

The working week goes from Wednesday to Monday. Tuesdays are reserved for the studies in the elective courses. Friday to Monday are silent working days (meaning no teaching is provided and you work independently) while the studio meets for every Wednesday and Thursday from 10 to 5 for lectures, screenings, reviews and work-table talks.

We have five public mid-term reviews and prepare at the end of the semester a work display for the AHO WORKS Exhibition. The exhibition allows for the students to display their complete works (all objects and artefacts – found or made) together with a book and/or film or video containing a written and/or otherwise illustrated experience of their making and that what the making had connected to. An external sensor team will study the exhibition and books and/or video/films and then give feedback and critique on the individual work but also on the studio as a whole.

The Body & Space Morphologies diploma thesis candidates are integrated in the studio and work in the same space (at AHO or in Lista). We recommend the master course students to attend the diploma mid-term reviews (between four or five in the course of the semester).

If the covid restrictions allow for it, we plan two excursions to the Lista Peninsula in Southern-Norway. The first visitation in February happens in the form of a four-day long field-trip in which each student draws from the affordance that resides in that particular landscape to make site specific-works and/or to gather material and experience relevant for the working process in the studio. The second visitation (during the regular excursion week in March) is organized as a mix between study-trip, seminars, talks, performance events, craft workshops and work-demonstrations related to the being in and coping with the affordance and challenges of a landscape (and culture) exposed to rapid change. In case of an AHO lock-down and travel restrictions due to covid, the two excursions will be replaced by online workshops and events.

 

Pensum

 

The Body and Space Morphologies studios collaborate with capacities in other fields of the Humanities (and the Science) providing us with the Trans-Disciplinary syllabus (lectures, readings and field-studies / excursions) necessary to individually and collectively ponder and reflect on Phenomenology in Architecture; the Human Condition and the Creative Act it is to make and conceive of Relational Objects or Architectural Phenomenology.

Teachers

Rolf Gerstlauer, professor, architect and multimedia artist/researcher at The Oslo School of Architecture and Design, AHO. Head of the Body and Space Morphologies research and teaching program. Maintains an artistic practice together with Dind and collaborates with her in implementing aspects of Disability and Neurodiversity Studies into the teachings of the Body and Space Morphologies studios.

Julie Valentine Dind, performer/artist/phd-student, Theatre Arts and Performance Studies, Brown University, Providence/USA. Dind’s scholarly work provides all the Body and Space Morphologies studios with an updated syllabus on Performance and Performance Studies, Disability Studies and the Neurodiversity Movement. The Body and Space Morphologies studios serve as laboratory in which this work is sought to be implemented into architectural education – and architecture per se.

Jan Gunar Skjeldsøy & Anders Eik Pilskog, architects, Stiv Kuling AS, Farsund/Norway. Skjeldsøy and Pilskog, both former AHO students, are long-term collaborators to the Body and Space Morphologies studios and since 2019 also our teaching assistants. Together they sign responsible to run and teach the LISTA Field-Studio since autumn 2019.

Wenkai Xu, did her Body & Space Morphologies Catharsis studio diploma thesis "A House for me and my animals" in January 2019. She is the Body & Space Morphologies studio teaching assistant in Oslo and works as alumnus with the continuation of her project, inspires the studio and together with Gerstlauer co-supervises the diploma works.

Recommended Literature and Mandatory Readings

At the start of the semester, a detailed "recommended reading list" is handed out. Most of those readings are for the semester made available in the course book-shelf in the AHO library. Additional readings, most of Dind's papers and other relevant texts that make the course syllabus / mandatory curriculum, are handed out as pdf's in the Moodle platform of the course.

 

 

VurderingsformGrupperingKarakterskalaKommentar
ProsjektoppgaveIndividuellBestått / ikke beståttAttendance & participation – individual studio / or field work:
20 weeks full-time study. The work has to be conducted and performed in-situ in LISTA or in the Studio at AHO (or in case of an AHO lockdown; at home but made available on the moodle-platform) - the working material is present at any time.
Vurderinger:
Vurderingsform:Prosjektoppgave
Gruppering:Individuell
Karakterskala:Bestått / ikke bestått
Kommentar:Attendance & participation – individual studio / or field work:
20 weeks full-time study. The work has to be conducted and performed in-situ in LISTA or in the Studio at AHO (or in case of an AHO lockdown; at home but made available on the moodle-platform) - the working material is present at any time.

Start semester

60 411 Landscape as Platform: Operative Concepts in Landscape Urbanist Practice

Studiepoeng: 
6
Full course name in English: 
Landscape as Platform: Operative Concepts in Landscape Urbanist Practice
Emnekode: 
60 411
Studienivå: 
Syklus 2
Undervisningssemester: 
2021 Vår
Eksamenssemester: 
2021 Vår
Undervisningsspråk: 
Engelsk
År: 
2021
Maksimum antall studenter: 
20
Emneansvarlig
Namik Mackic
Forkunnskapskrav

Eligibility criteria: Mandatory for 1st year students in the International Master of Landscape Architecture, open to candidates in the PhD program, and to 1st and 2nd year students in the Master of Architecture

Desired qualifications (non-obligatory): GIS (intermediate level), Rhino 3D modelling, Adobe Suite, interest and affinity for text/discourse analysis

Om emnet

This research seminar trains students to decipher and develop an understanding of landscape as a nested framework of design agencies and potentials, generative across layers and scales — from material agency to territorial structure, from ecosystemic constituents to habitat formations. A global selection of notable bodies of modernist and contemporary landscape architecture and landscape-driven urban design shall serve as the frame for this investigation. Parallel to the analysis of these germinal projects, students shall do close readings of key texts in contemporary landscape theory and landscape urbanist thought, as well as precedent discourse. The objectives are: to deconstruct the ‘gazes,’ or operative concepts, that design practitioners construct in regard to landscape and the urban process, and to critically assess the strategies and methods they use to enhance or restore landscape’s context-specific capacity as agent, medium, and field of relations.

Students will gain insight in the epistemologies, concepts, techniques, and procedural frameworks that support contemporary landscape architecture and landscape-driven urban design. Furthermore, they will develop an expanded conceptual background on which to critique existing regulatory frameworks of land use, urban, and regional planning. Finally, students will be asked to speculate further on which methodological innovations and pedagogical formats can aid their own search for more precise problem definitions and design strategies towards desired socio-environmental and political futures.
 

Praktisk organisering og arbeidsmåter

Teaching format: Digital, with occasional meetings in person, as practicable

Evaluation criteria: Students will be evaluated on the basis of response papers, visualization/mapping exercises, and in-class discussions. Attendance is mandatory
 

VurderingsformGrupperingKarakterskalaKommentar
ProsjektoppgaveIndividuellBestått / ikke bestått
Vurderinger:
Vurderingsform:Prosjektoppgave
Gruppering:Individuell
Karakterskala:Bestått / ikke bestått
Kommentar:

Start semester

60 410 Future urbanism: Planning for Autonomous Vehicles

Studiepoeng: 
6
Full course name in English: 
Future urbanism: Planning for Autonomous Vehicles
Emnekode: 
60 410
Studienivå: 
Syklus 2
Undervisningssemester: 
2021 Vår
Eksamenssemester: 
2021 Vår
Undervisningsspråk: 
Engelsk
År: 
2021
Emneansvarlig
Espen Aukrust Hauglin
Om emnet

The course is a part of ongoing invention and research processes concerning AV – automatic vehicles and mobility. Future low-carbon mobility systems will influence settlement structure, environment, and urban design with the promise to radically change the way we move in and around metro areas.The course links to the networks of the European research project PAV (Planning for autnonomous vehicles) that deals with challenges related to urban planning and design, and its possible spatial impacts. Professor Alan Berger from MIT has for years been working with spatial design and environmental impacts of AV. Professor Karl Otto Ellefsen is part of the PAV project. The course aim is to identify specific situations and establish alternative scenarios in discussion noth Norwegian partners and the network partners of PAV.  A municipality in peri-urban Oslo, will be chosen for case-studies and scenarios.

Students will be involved in the project on different levels:

  • In literature studies as further development of work done at MIT.
  • In establishing data and mapping for the case-studies
  • In developing the scenarios and in developing specific projects
Læringsutbytte
  • GIS skills in mapping.
  • Knowledge of high-tech urban systems, eventually remodelling urban and peri-urban space.
  • Knowledge on peri-urban conditions that gives competence to understand and work in this areas.
  • Urban design skills. ​
Praktisk organisering og arbeidsmåter

The course will produce (1) A literature review and analysis on the current status of AV knowledge and literature, with forward thinking projections about future challenges in mobility conversion. (2) A case study involving an urban area with a transportation node, as well as the sub-urban areas, the semi-periphery and rural areas connected to this transportation node. (3) Establishing three different scenarios for AV, and the effect of AV on spatial patterns, infrastructure and urban design.

Contacts will be established with a municipality/city and the transportation authorities in this city. Institutions experimenting with AV in a Norwegian setting will be invited to a reference group. Within the PAV project, the intention is to invite experts/projects to take part in the discussion of the project through digital workshops.

The course will be organized as a joint work in the studio as a way to investigate the possible spatial impacts of autnonomous vehicles. Within the studio, individual assignments will be given.

Start semester

Start semester

60 409 Urban theory: Current theories in urbanism

Studiepoeng: 
6
Full course name in English: 
Urban theory: Current theories in urbanism
Emnekode: 
60 409
Studienivå: 
Syklus 2
Undervisningssemester: 
2021 Vår
Eksamenssemester: 
2021 Vår
Undervisningsspråk: 
Engelsk
År: 
2021
Maksimum antall studenter: 
15
Emneansvarlig
Jonny Aspen
Om emnet

The course focuses on current theories in urbanism, with a special emphasis on how to understand the contemporary city in terms of urban development and socio-cultural features. The overall emphasis of the course will be to read and discuss a selection of texts that present new theoretical perspectives on the current urban condition. We will also, related to the various theoretical topics, visit a selection of exemplary sites in Oslo.

Priority is given to cross-disciplinary approaches and to theoretical perspectives that seek to interrelate issues of planning and design with social and cultural issues. The course can be combined with or prepare for master studios at Institute of urbanism and landscape. The course also has general relevance for architecture and design students interested in the relationship between architecture and societal developments.

Læringsutbytte

Knowledge: The students shall acquire knowledge about a selection of important issues and theoretical positions within contemporary urbanism.  

Skills: The students will acquire skills in critical reflection about contemporary urban development as well as in a selection of methods and approaches in urban research.  

Competence: The students will acquire competence in urban theory and research that prepares them to write up a paper about a current issue in urbanism. 

Praktisk organisering og arbeidsmåter

The course consists of a series of lectures, curriculum readings and seminar discussions related to current theories in urbanism. Students are expected to make presentations of a selection of curriculum readings. Due to restrictions related to Covid-19, most seminars will probably be online. Students will also be introduced to methods and tools for conducting field work studies. Related to this, the students will be given shorter assignments, for instance related to site visits.

Students are expected to read a selection of the curriculum for each weekly session. The students will also be given the task of preparing seminar presentations (1-2 times) based on the curriculum. They are also expected to carry out shorter field work assignments (3-4 times). Presentations and assignments are compulsory. The students are expected to write up a final paper (8–10 pages) over an optional theme within the overall course topic.

VurderingsformGrupperingKarakterskalaKommentar
ProsjektoppgaveIndividuellBestått / ikke bestått
Vurderinger:
Vurderingsform:Prosjektoppgave
Gruppering:Individuell
Karakterskala:Bestått / ikke bestått
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80 419 From the archives. The theory and history of Norwegian Architecture 1945–1980

Full course name in English: 
From the archives. The theory and history of Norwegian Architecture 1945–1980
Studiepoeng: 
6
Emnekode: 
80 419
Studienivå: 
Syklus 2
Undervisningssemester: 
2021 Vår
Eksamenssemester: 
2021 Vår
Undervisningsspråk: 
Engelsk
År: 
2021
Maksimum antall studenter: 
10
Emneansvarlig
Nina Berre
Om emnet

Through archival studies, dissemination and exhibition curating, the course will provide a structure for understanding the development of Norwegian architecture in the post war period, when the Norwegian welfare state was constituted. A high building activity included numerous built and unrealized architectural ideas and projects, related to among other things, housing reforms that provided higher standards for most people, new typologies for agricultural and industrial development in rural districts, and the need of new institutional buildings locally throughout Norway as well as in the Global South, as part of the country´s aid agreements with newly liberated nations. Architects took, and were given important roles in a way in which is hard to find in earlier or later period. Based on existing research,  publications and new archival studies, the aim of the course is to unveil undiscovered or forgotten architects, projects or ideas of the period, and to add new layers of knowledge to its historiography.

Students in the elective this spring will especially search for and engage with archival materials related to the so far under communicated histories of female architects taking part in the reconstruction of Northern Norway after WW II (access to analogue archives is depending on the C-19 restrictions). Students will make up a team of curators, and develop concepts for an exhibition, solutions for how to disseminate and communicate their findings, and produce every task for an exhibition production, such as exhibition design, deposits, installations, models or panels, and texts in different genres, e.g introductory texts, catalogue essays and labels. The research will be contextualised by lectures or seminars that provide an account of the cultural, political and architectural histories and theories, as well as curation, dissemination and exhibiting architecture.

Læringsutbytte

The course gives a broad knowledge in the History and Theory of the Norwegian post war period, and useful expertise in a range of fields that relate to the exploration and presentation of archival material, curation, dissemination and exhibition design.

Praktisk organisering og arbeidsmåter

The course is research based and builds on consistent student contributions that count individual studies, weekly seminars, and regular presentations. In parallell, guest lectures   will help place the investigations in a larger context and prepare for the final presentations of the work in texts and exhibition

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Obligatorisk arbeidskrav:Oppmøte til undervisning
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Oppmøte påkrevd:Påkrevd
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VurderingsformGrupperingKarakterskalaKommentar
ProsjektoppgaveIndividuellBestått / ikke bestått
Vurderinger:
Vurderingsform:Prosjektoppgave
Gruppering:Individuell
Karakterskala:Bestått / ikke bestått
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40 413 Feminism in architecture

Studiepoeng: 
6
Full course name in English: 
Feminism in architecture
Emnekode: 
40 413
Studienivå: 
Syklus 2
Undervisningssemester: 
2021 Vår
Eksamenssemester: 
2021 Vår
Undervisningsspråk: 
Engelsk
År: 
2021
Emneansvarlig
Alma Elisabeth Oftedal
Om emnet

The course is divided in two parts. The first part is focused on critical discourse analysis. Through the study of poststructuralist discourses such as feminism, queer theory, post-colonial theory, disability studies and animal studies, traditional power-relations will be challenged.   The second part of the course is aimed at bringing the theoretical material to life, and actualizing it in relation to an architectural discourse. In this part, the students study fictional texts related to the topics studied in the first part.  
 

Feminism has been a disiplin in the architectural discourse since the 70s. The syllabus will be taken from some the many anthologies on this topic, and possibly from the magazine Architectural Review’s special issues on feminism. The fictional texts will be chosen on the basis of their appeal to creativity. 

Praktisk organisering og arbeidsmåter

Reading, discussion, reflection, academic writing, artistic research  Academic reflection paper Investigative drawings 

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60 161 GK6 Arkitekturproduksjon

Studiepoeng: 
6
Full course name in English: 
GK6 Arkitekturproduksjon
Emnekode: 
60 161
Studienivå: 
Syklus 1 og 2
Undervisningssemester: 
2021 Vår
Eksamenssemester: 
2021 Vår
Undervisningsspråk: 
Norsk
Emneansvarlig
Halvor Weider Ellefsen
Forkunnskapskrav

Bestått alle emner i GK1 og GK2. Bestått studiodelen av GK3 og GK4. Gjennomført (dvs. fått godkjent eventuelle arbeidskrav, ha oppfylt eventuelle krav til oppmøte og levert inn besvarelse til vurdering) i øvrige emner i GK3, GK4 og hele GK5.

Om emnet

Arkitekturproduksjon er et teorifag som gir innblikk i hvordan politiske, økonomiske, juridiske og tekniske parametere påvirker utviklingen av et byggeprosjekt, fra unnfangelsen av en idé, gjennom tidligfase, til prosjektering og ferdigstilling. Målet med kurset er å vise hvordan ulike rammeforutsetninger og byggeprosesser preger produksjonen av arkitektur, men også hvordan de virker sammen med arkitektfagets praksisformer, og anvendes i utvikling av arkitektur. Kurset er bygget opp som en case-basert forelesningsrekke der hvert foredrag tar utgangspunkt i ett eller flere realiserte bygningsprosjekter som ramme for å diskutere en spesifikk problemstilling. 

Læringsutbytte

Kunnskaper: Kurset tar sikte på å øke studentenes kunnskap om hvordan reguleringer, rammeforutsetninger, byggesystemer og produksjonsmetoder kan forstås, fortolkes og anvendes i arkitekturproduksjonen.

Ferdigheter: Styrke studentenes forståelse av arkitektfaget som mangefasettert praksisform, og deres operative kompetanse, med vekt på hvordan konkrete problemstillinger løses i praktisk prosjektutvikling. 

Generell kompetanse: Kurset gir studentene verktøy for å kunne diskutere og analysere arkitektur som verk i kontekst av byggets fysiske, tekniske og politisk-økonomiske kontekst, hvor byggesystemer og produksjonsmetoder kan og bør betraktes som en integrert del av fagpraksis. Kurset vil også vekte hvordan bærekraftspørsmål kan og bør integreres som del av denne fagpraksisen.

Praktisk organisering og arbeidsmåter

Kurset er bygget opp som en case-basert forelesningsrekke. Hvert foredrag tar utgangspunkt i et eller flere realiserte bygningsprosjekter som ramme for å diskutere en spesifikk problemstilling innenfor et gitt tema.

Det må påberegnes at noe undervisning og veiledning legges digitalt i tråd med gjeldende Covid-restriksjoner. Digitalt oppmøte er forventet på lik linje med fysisk tilstedeværelse.

Pensum

Kurshylle og moodleside med artikler og referanser. 

VurderingsformGrupperingKarakterskalaKommentar
Annen vurderingsform, definer i kommentarfeltGruppeA-F Faget undervises gjennom 10 forelesninger over 10 uker, fulgt av en evalueringsuke i slutten av Mai etter avsluttende gjennomganger på GK6.
Evalueringsuka består av en case-basert bygningsanalyse utført som gruppearbeid.
Innleveringskravet omfatter både presentasjon, utvikling av grafisk materiale og tekst. Arbeidet er ment å operasjonalisere et utvalg av temaene diskutert i forelesningene, og avsluttes med en felles gjennomgang.

Det må påberegnes at noe undervisning og veiledning legges digitalt i tråd med gjeldende Covid-restriksjoner. Digitalt oppmøte er forventet på lik linje med fysisk tilstedeværelse.
Vurderinger:
Vurderingsform:Annen vurderingsform, definer i kommentarfelt
Gruppering:Gruppe
Karakterskala:A-F
Kommentar: Faget undervises gjennom 10 forelesninger over 10 uker, fulgt av en evalueringsuke i slutten av Mai etter avsluttende gjennomganger på GK6.
Evalueringsuka består av en case-basert bygningsanalyse utført som gruppearbeid.
Innleveringskravet omfatter både presentasjon, utvikling av grafisk materiale og tekst. Arbeidet er ment å operasjonalisere et utvalg av temaene diskutert i forelesningene, og avsluttes med en felles gjennomgang.

Det må påberegnes at noe undervisning og veiledning legges digitalt i tråd med gjeldende Covid-restriksjoner. Digitalt oppmøte er forventet på lik linje med fysisk tilstedeværelse.
AktivitetKommentar
OppmøteDeltagelse på forelesninger, evalueringsuke og innlevering av materiale.
Digitalt oppmøte er forventet på lik linje med fysisk tilstedeværelse.
Forventet arbeidsinnsats:
Aktivitet:Oppmøte
Kommentar:Deltagelse på forelesninger, evalueringsuke og innlevering av materiale.
Digitalt oppmøte er forventet på lik linje med fysisk tilstedeværelse.

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