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052-0816-19L  Seminar Architectural Criticism:

SemesterSpring Semester 2019
LecturersL. Stalder
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


AbstractThe seminar investigates the potential and the limitations of architectural criticism. The course comprises theoretical reflection, discussions of architectural objects, as well as work on texts.
ObjectiveThe aim of the seminar is not only to identify together a section of the “gender status quo of architecture" in Switzerland, but also to prepare it for dissemination in the media. Therefore, the students are expected to develop a research task and make a short presentation of their research results to the group, as well as preparing journalistic contributions such as texts, interviews, videos, and infographics. Affinities to pop culture and postmodern refractions are expressly encouraged. A collaboration is planned with Arno Brandlhuber's (film) studio, among others.
ContentThe students should evaluate the current state of the field of research in Switzerland on the topic of "Women in Architecture", in order to be able to take a stand on this position in a second phase and further develop the discourse. Each of the presentation formats will be developed individually.
Lecture notesWill be handed out at the beginning of the semester.
LiteratureEssays and reviews from architectural journals, magazines and other media.