Architectural Theory and History
( 30 ECTS Credits )
Research-Lab 2016/17: Architecture/ Cities/ Utopias
The course is primarily designed for practitioners within the fields of architecture, design and the arts and who are interested in pursuing theory and practice based individual projects with a critical focus on urban and material culture. There are two components to the course: the first comprises regular lectures, group sessions and individual consultations with the professor designed to help advance each students’ individual research project. The second comprises a series of collective workshops designed to test concepts developed for institutional settings and public environments: this year the R-Lab institutional partner is Färgfabriken.
|Requirements:||MA in art or architecture or equivalent knowledge|
|Programme Length:||1 academic year, part-time, divided into coursework, individual research projects and workshops|
The course’s overall goal is to develop a singular study project focusing on today’s most urgent social, political and environmental issues. An important objective for the course is to transform individual research projects into display objects or media productions expressly developed for public presentation, through the making of models, objects and installations, the choreographing of performances, the use of alternative media—including video, audio, and social media, the design and production of digital and experimental publications as well as mixed media constructs. Consideration should be also given to the spaces of exhibition and their relationship to the public/private realm.
Students are strongly encouraged to make full use of the RIA laboratories (wood, metals, multi-media, printmaking, 3D lab, mechanical) in the development of their final projects.
Find updates about the course on the 2016/17 Research-Lab blog.
The course is run by Professor Peter Lang
The R-Lab international workshop the Missing Europe: Baltic and Balkan has been developed specifically for R-Lab in partnership with Färgfabriken Stockholm. This coming academic year’s focus will be on the study of cities divided by ethnicity, ideology and conflict. The workshop will include an organized visit to Mostar, Bosnia Herzegovina, coordinated with the Center for Architecture Dialogue And Art – (ADA) in Mostar. The projects developed in cooperation with the ADA will be conducted in Mostar and will presented in Stockholm at the Färgfabriken. The project is a collective multi-disciplinary production bringing students, faculty, urban experts and other professional practitioners together to explore new forms of creative collaboration within the urban context.
Project presentation by Research-Lab Alumni Frida Bodström
Classes will be scheduled for evening hours, appr. 17.00–19.30 on Tuesdays and Thursdays the first two weeks of every month. Due to limited enrolment, students need to apply and be accepted into RIA art and multi-media workshops, and attend training sessions as required. Access to these workshops are generally limited to daytime.
Finance, Fees and Accommodation
Admission and tuition fees apply for students from countries outside the EU/EEA. The tuition fee at the Royal Institute of Art is 150 000 SEK per academic year 2016/2017 and the admission fee is 900 SEK. International students who have been accepted to a study programme in Sweden must show financial means of support during study time to the immigration authorities in order to obtain a study visa. Read more about fees
If you have problems in finding accommodation, you can get assistance through these sites, created by international students in Stockholm: Moving2Stockholm and Easy Rental (here you can download the Easy Rental android app).