Syllabus academic year 2008/2009
(Created 2008-07-17.)
INTERNATIONAL LECTURE SERIES 1AAHA45

Higher education credits: 1. Grading scale: UG. Level: G1 (First level). Language of instruction: The course might be given in English. Compulsory for: A3. Course coordinator: Professor Abelardo. Gonzalez,, Abelardo.Gonzalez@arkitektur.lth.se och Professor Peter Cook, Inst för arkitektur och byggd miljö. Assessment: 80% attendance at lectures and approved paper.

Aim
The course aims at providing the student with insight about the multitude of the experimenting architect’s line of work. To offer a broad knowledge of contemporary architecture and the methods and concepts used by the most successful architects in their practice. To take part of their work, theories and also provide a basic knowledge of the problems faced by experimental, investigating architecture.

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Skills and abilities
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must

Contents
Architecture has changed dramatically and fundamentally in the latest 30 years. From being a conceited and mirroring form of expression during the late modernism, architecture has re-emerged into anxiousness and discomfort when facing the new and unknown present. Architecture has wrought havoc, searching for meaning and function in a time of violent change. In the future architecture could play the part of activist or agitator, locally as well as globally, which would demand continual development and improvement of the tools and methods that architects use in their design process.

The course is a series of lectures. Invited lecturers are mainly architects of high international standards, spanning from representatives of contemporary global currents of architecture to researchers and professors from Lund university.

Literature
Each lecturer has the opportunity to present literature and information on his subject..