Course Syllabus for

Tendencies in architectural and urban research
Tendenser i arkitektur och urbanforskning

AAA030F, 7.5 credits

Valid from: Spring 2020
Decided by: fek-ger Gudbjörg Erlingsdóttir
Date of establishment: 2019-12-01

General Information

Division: Architecture
Course type: Third-cycle course
Teaching language: English


The course Tendencies in Architectural Research provides opportunities for doctoral students to achieve an overview of current approaches and practices in contemporary architectural research. The course also provides a basic introduction to architectural theory, methodology and academic publication.


Knowledge and Understanding

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Competences and Skills

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Judgement and Approach

For a passing grade the doctoral student must

Course Contents

The course brings views about how architecture and urban design are essential for these settings and formations of life, and how ethnographical, observational, archival, art-based and practice-based methods can be used in this field.In short, the course takes up themes, theories and methods of contemporary research and attempts to link these to relevant and urgent issues of society and lived space.

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Instruction Details

Types of instruction: Lectures, seminars. The course comprises two or three sessions, each ranging from one to three days of seminars. Location: School of Architecture, LTH, Lund University. Course responsibility: Gunnar Sandin and Mattias Kärrholm. The running of the course can be handed over to other course leaders.

Examination Details

Examination formats: Written report, written assignments, seminars given by participants. Additional requirements: Minimum of 75 % course attendance
Grading scale: Failed, pass

Admission Details

Admission requirements: Knowledge from areas relevant for architecture, planning, design, geography , environment studies, or other relevant knowledge in social science or aesthetics.
Assumed prior knowledge: Master level, or background experience of equal importance, from the above stated areas.

Further Information

Apply by sending a statement of interest to Deadline and dates are announced via email and via the homepage Resarc.

Course Occasion Information

Contact and Other Information

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