Syllabus academic year 2010/2011
(Created 2010-07-25.)
Credits: 6. Grading scale: UG. Cycle: A (Second Cycle). Main field: Architecture. Language of instruction: The course will be given in English. ASBN20 overlaps following cours/es: ASB185. Compulsory for: MSUD1. Optional for: A4. Course coordinator: Ass. professor Peter Siöström,, Architecture and Built Environment. Prerequisites: At least three years approved full time education at university level (or a Bachelor degree) in architecture, landscape architecture, spatial planning or urban design, or equivalent. Assessment: Approved assignment work and at least 80% active participation at lectures, study tours and seminars. Further information: The aim of this course is to inspire and develop the student’s creative ability and be of support for the design assignment in course ASBN01 Sustainable Urban Recycling.

The aim of the this course is to develop the student’s ability to understand, analyse and evaluate artistic aspects and means of expression related to urban design. In a questioning and creative manner, the course also aims to develop the students’ ability, both orally and in writing, to integrate theoretical knowledge and a humanistic perspective in their reflections around the design related aspects of urban environments. A further aim of the course is to expand the students’ frames of reference relating to urban design projects.

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

The focus of this course is on artistically qualified urban design and its content deepens the discussion and takes up problems concerning the relationship between urban form and urban qualities. The cases dealt with concern the various means of expression pertaining to urban design, such as the town paving, greenery, building volumes, the design of squares and other urban elements. The course gives the students the opportunity to expand their references as to qualified urban design projects and come into contact with leading artistic practitioners in this field. Tuition is in the form of lectures, seminars and individual thesis work. The course’s focus on artistically advanced urban design is aimed at inspiring and developing the student’s creative design ability and thereby providing support for the design assignment in course ASBN01 Sustainable Urban Recycling.

Course compendium and supplementary literature, the contents of which vary from year to year.