INSIGHTS 5

Course Information
TitleΕΜΒΑΘΥΝΣΕΙΣ: FIXES, FLUXES, FUTURES / INSIGHTS 5
Code09EM14
FacultyEngineering
SchoolArchitecture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID20002589

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Architecture

Registered students: 16
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective Courses belonging to the selected specialization9512

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours8
Class ID
600127919
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Category
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Learning Outcomes
Αims, Scientific Objectives and Emphases: -Synthesis of architectural knowledge and design skills -Management multi-parameter projects -Creative development of concepts and ideas -Synthetic and analytic vocabulary and syntax -Development of complex, integrated proposals -Construction logic and materiality -Design and Communication of ideas
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
fixes / fluxes / futures   "Sometimes it's important to find out what the city is - instead of what it was or what it should be." - Rem Koolhaas - Year: 2020 Population of Athens: ≈10,000,000 Population of the rest of the country: 0 - A city capable of accommodating us all - A Manifestation of Present Needs and Capabilities An Anthology of Probability At the same time: "Singular" and "Generic" Banal and Exotic Designed as well as Random Sphere and Labyrinth White, Black and Grey 24/7 and Emergent "Speculative" but also "As real as it gets". Neither Utopian nor Dystopian // Only Real AND by definition Beautiful ///// In the architectural design studio fixes / fluxes / futures: -We will study existing Megacities, the discussions and proposals that have been developed for them by Architects, Geographers, Economists, Sociologists, Political Scientists etc. -We will examine (in groups) the opportunities and challenges that emerge for Society, Economy, Education, Welfare, Work, Environment, Traffic, Nutrition, Housing, Hospitality, Infrastructure, Politics, Public Space, Identity ... -We will design absolutely realistic but radical architectural proposals for a city of ≈10,000,000 The studio fixes / fluxes / futures aims at designing and formulating creative proposals and solutions that address multi-level problems in which architectural thinking and its ability to address complex design problems plays a primary role. Through the use of mediums, tools, practices and methodologies, the studio aims at designing and organizing innovative proposals of spaces and infrastructures, experiences and services that radically change the way in which specific categories of users their needs, wishes and multiple behaviors associated with them, are addressed. In the studio a specific methodology is followed that will include: different stages of research and planning, individual and team work, interdisciplinary approaches and creative tools for analysis and synthesis coming from different fields of research. The participants will work collectively in larger groups during some stages of the course and individually or in groups of two in other stages. At the end of each stage there will be presentations and discussions. The results of the workshop will be presented in an exhibition. Professor: Apostolos Kalfopoulos Participation: Konstantinos Stefanidis Input: Maria Kriara, Giannis Karabampas http://fixes-fluxes-futures.tumblr.com
Keywords
Architectural Design
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Seminars
Laboratory Work
Fieldwork
Reading Assigment
Tutorial
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities
Project
Total
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Last Update
13-09-2018