Course syllabus

Arkitektur som teater
Architecture as Performance

AFON15, 15 credits, A (Second Cycle)

Valid for: 2012/13
Decided by: Education Board 3
Date of Decision: 2012-04-20

General Information

Elective for: A4
Language of instruction: The course will be given in English on demand


The aim of the course is, with theatre as metaphor and laboratory, to investigate basic components of architecture from a scenographic perspective. The students will be given the opportunity to expand their design abilities in projects and assignments ranging in scale from scenography and furniture to urban design.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
For a passing grade the student must

Competences and skills
For a passing grade the student must

Judgement and approach
For a passing grade the student must


Architecture as performance is a practical and experimental course inspired by theory, where the students are provided with the opportunity to further develop a free artistic approach towards architecture. Through design projects, ranging in scale from scenography and furniture to urban design, a scenographic perspective on architecture is investigated.

The course is divided into shorter parts, workshops and the like, where invited teachers initiate, inspire and evaluate the projects.

A study tour with the aim of expanding the student’s knowledge on contemporary architecture and urbanism, with a special focus on different scales of architecture, will be a part of the course.

Examination details

Grading scale: UG
Assessment: Approved assignment tasks, approved examination project and at least 80% active attendance at seminars, visits and lectures. Compulsory attendance at reviews. The qualities of the project assignment and presentation are evaluated and discussed by an examination team comprised of the course examiner, lecturers and external critics after which the examiner decides if the project is considered to fulfil the requirements for a pass. In the case of non-pass the student has the right to a new examination opportunity after any necessary amendment or re-formulation of the project. The examiner informs the student as to what is required in order to achieve a pass.


Admission requirements:

The number of participants is limited to: No
The course might be cancelled: If the number of applicants is less than 10.
The course overlaps following course/s: AFO270

Reading list

Contact and other information

Course coordinator: Professor Lars-Henrik Ståhl ,
Further information: teacher: John Cramer,