SPECIALIZATIONS, INSIGHTS, EXPERIMENTATIONS: URBANITIES

Course Information
TitleΕΞΕΙΔΙΚΕΥΣΕΙΣ ΕΜΒΑΘΥΝΣΕΙΣ ΠΕΙΡΑΜΑΤΙΣΜΟΙ: ΑΣΤΙΚΟΤΗΤΕΣ / SPECIALIZATIONS, INSIGHTS, EXPERIMENTATIONS: URBANITIES
Code08EX14
FacultyEngineering
SchoolArchitecture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID20002563

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Architecture

Registered students: 26
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective Courses846

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Instructors from Other Categories
Weekly Hours4
Class ID
600127956
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Prerequisites
Required Courses
  • 07TH10 THEORIES OF ARCHITECTURE 2: THEORY OF SPACE AND ARCHITECTURE
  • 07TH20 SOCIAL THEORIES OF SPACE AND ARCHITECTURE
  • 05EE10 URBAN PLANNING
  • 04TH21 THEORIES OF ARCHITECTURE 1: CONCEPTIONS OF ARCHITECTURAL CREATION
  • 06EA10 DESIGN STUDIO 4
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
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
It is not easy to define what urbanity is. It is not easy to agree all of us which are the main elements structuring its content as notion and as image, that is to say its main structural spatial characteristics. We do not all agree if urbanity is equally recognisable by all those who are experiencing it, from those who lived it, from all those who are remembering it, from all those who expect it. We do not agree if it remains stable during the years and to which extend changes happening in our social and economic life affect its transformation and redefinition. In other words, we do not all agree how our culture is embedded in the urbanity that is to say in the form and the organisation of urban space. In singular or in plural form, the notion of urbanity plays a significant role in architectural discourses during the last fifty years and creates an influential environment for the emergence of architectural proposals for the form and the organisation of the urban space. How is it possible a multivalent notion to become the driving force of architectural creation? The module concentrates on different conceptions of urbanity as a vehicle to (re)think the city and to (re)design its urban space. It approaches the creation of urban space not as a ‘solution’ to a ‘problem’ but as but as a representation of a certain definition of a ‘problem’ considering this definition as a mythology which directs the creative action and legitimise its outcomes.
Keywords
architectural design, urban design, urbanity, creativity, design process
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Multimedia
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures
Reading Assigment
Project
Written assigments
Total
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Last Update
27-02-2015