251.757 Contemporary Architecture 2 - Architecture and Development
This course is in all assigned curricula part of the STEOP.
This course is in at least 1 assigned curriculum part of the STEOP.

2018W, VO, 2.0h, 2.0EC

Properties

  • Semester hours: 2.0
  • Credits: 2.0
  • Type: VO Lecture

Aim of course

ARCHITECTURE and DEVELOPMENT - Building in a Globalised World

It is the aim of the lecture to view architecture under global perspectives and to generate interconnectivities on a holistic level. The 21st century is introducing a new phase of globalism and possible responses in architecture are discussed controversially. The following key questions will be examined: What are the future challenges of an architecture which is cross-linked throughout the world? Adequate living space as a human right? What are the challenges of building in economically disadvantaged regions? Does architecture bear social and cultural responsibility? Do other cultures have architectural answers that we do not have or do they ask architectural questions, we have not even thought about?

Subject of course

The lecture series consists of regular lectures combined with guest lectures. Whereas the regular lectures concentrate on the theoretical background and the terminology, the guest lectures give insight into practical field work and open the forum for discussions. Guest lecturers will be anthropologists, development planners and architects who plan and build in less developed countries.

In the lectures, special emphasis is placed on interdisciplinary linkage. "Architecture has become too important to be left to architects," said Giancarlo de Carlo in the 1960s. Within the architectural discipline, it is no longer possible to tackle the increasingly complex tasks on one's own. Examples and methods from the cultural and social sciences are presented which can be used profitably in architecture.

Architecture is defined as a carrier of meaning that is treated, constructed and interpreted differently in the respective cultures. Architecture expresses how a culture, a social group, experiences itself, embodies its ideals and the way they are received by others. Thus architecture is more than purpose and construction - it represents a way of life, the self-perception of people and thus their identity.

Furthermore, the importance of socially committed architecture is emphasized, which becomes clear beyond the star architecture as an independent movement in the contemporary architectural scene, which consciously deals with the new theoretical approaches and practical demands on building and goes beyond the Euro-American-centred architectural perception. For example, the question of what position architects occupy in construction processes in less developed regions is itself the subject of systematic research. Beyond the technical components, the social and cultural processes as well as the mediating role of the architect are highlighted.

The focus is on architecture on a human scale, in its profound, everyday significance, beyond norms, laws and high-tech systems. Architecture that allows creativity and invention and conveys long-term cultural values based on social processes.

Additional information


Termine WS 2018Mittwochs, 11:00 st(!) im HS 14a

10.10.   Einführung

17.10.   GLOBALISMEN – think global, build local

24.10.   ENTWICKLUNG – Visionen und Realitäten

07.11.   Gastvortrag Flavia Mattei: Bau eines ...

14.11.   WELTBILDER – wir und die Anderen

21.11.   KULTUREN – form follows culture

28.11.   IDENTITÄTEN – wir sind was wir bauen

05.12.   Gastvortrag: C. Lachberger & D. Kraler: Bau einer Gesundheitseinrichtung im Südsudan

12.12.   TRADITIONEN – die Muttersprache der Architektur

19.12.   GESELLSCHAFT – social design matters

Lecturers

Institute

Course dates

DayTimeDateLocationDescription
Wed11:00 - 13:0003.10.2018 - 30.01.2019HS 14A Günther Feuerstein Contemporary Architecture 2 - Architecture and Development
Contemporary Architecture 2 - Architecture and Development - Single appointments
DayDateTimeLocationDescription
Wed03.10.201811:00 - 13:00HS 14A Günther Feuerstein Contemporary Architecture 2 - Architecture and Development
Wed10.10.201811:00 - 13:00HS 14A Günther Feuerstein Contemporary Architecture 2 - Architecture and Development
Wed17.10.201811:00 - 13:00HS 14A Günther Feuerstein Contemporary Architecture 2 - Architecture and Development
Wed24.10.201811:00 - 13:00HS 14A Günther Feuerstein Contemporary Architecture 2 - Architecture and Development
Wed31.10.201811:00 - 13:00HS 14A Günther Feuerstein Contemporary Architecture 2 - Architecture and Development
Wed07.11.201811:00 - 13:00HS 14A Günther Feuerstein Contemporary Architecture 2 - Architecture and Development
Wed14.11.201811:00 - 13:00HS 14A Günther Feuerstein Contemporary Architecture 2 - Architecture and Development
Wed21.11.201811:00 - 13:00HS 14A Günther Feuerstein Contemporary Architecture 2 - Architecture and Development
Wed28.11.201811:00 - 13:00HS 14A Günther Feuerstein Contemporary Architecture 2 - Architecture and Development
Wed05.12.201811:00 - 13:00HS 14A Günther Feuerstein Contemporary Architecture 2 - Architecture and Development
Wed12.12.201811:00 - 13:00HS 14A Günther Feuerstein Contemporary Architecture 2 - Architecture and Development
Wed19.12.201811:00 - 13:00HS 14A Günther Feuerstein Contemporary Architecture 2 - Architecture and Development
Wed09.01.201911:00 - 13:00HS 14A Günther Feuerstein Contemporary Architecture 2 - Architecture and Development
Wed16.01.201911:00 - 13:00HS 14A Günther Feuerstein Contemporary Architecture 2 - Architecture and Development
Wed23.01.201911:00 - 13:00HS 14A Günther Feuerstein Contemporary Architecture 2 - Architecture and Development
Wed30.01.201911:00 - 13:00HS 14A Günther Feuerstein Contemporary Architecture 2 - Architecture and Development

Examination modalities

Oral Examination (in groups of 5)

Course registration

Begin End Deregistration end
30.08.2018 10:00 10.10.2018 23:00 17.10.2018 10:00

Curricula

Study CodeSemesterPrecon.Info
033 243 Architecture STEOP
Course requires the completion of the introductory and orientation phase

Literature

No lecture notes are available.

Miscellaneous

  • Attendance Required!

Language

German