ELECTIVE MODULE: ARCHITECTURE AND FAILURE. MYTHICAL AREAS

Course Information
TitleΕΠΙΛΟΓΕΣ: ΑΡΧΙΤΕΚΤΟΝΙΚΗ ΚΑΙ ΑΠΟΤΥΧΙΑ: ΨΥΧΟΛΟΓΙΑ ΤΟΥ ΧΩΡΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΑΣΥΜΦΩΝΕΣ ΕΡΜΗΝΕΙΕΣ ΣΤΗΝ ΠΡΟΣΛΗΨΗ ΤΟΥ ΕΡΓΟΥ / ELECTIVE MODULE: ARCHITECTURE AND FAILURE. MYTHICAL AREAS
Code08TH14
FacultyEngineering
SchoolArchitecture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID600000511

Programme of Study: UPS of School of Architecture

Registered students: 52
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective Courses843

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
600127961
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 (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
the course deepens on the critical review of architectural projects and develops the skills of students in collecting, analyzing and synthesizing interdisciplinary data associated with the concept of Failure in Architecture.
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course approaches critically those realities of architecture whose reference and position in its teaching are deliberately avoided. Regardless of the production and promotion process, the assessment of Architecture is far from being certain and predetermined. And this because it depends on the risk of a substantial understanding and assimilation of the broader context that surrounds, defines and directs it. Under the influence of political and spatial economy, architecture can fail. Failure as a concept is disappointing being negatively charged as an error. It’s not an option; it coexists as a possibility in a rather dialectic mode with success. For the architect, the study of failure and its reasons opens up pathways to move through cultivated -or not- design illusions, while protecting him / her from task resignation. Moreover, it feeds in a significant degree the synthetic thinking and innovative handlings of the architect when facing various failures of architecture practice. The critical investigation of the contradictions identified between the initial intention of design and the observed facts forms the main methodological insistence of this theoretical course. Students are expected to develop their own critical view of the concept and its context, approaching an emerging field that is often skillfully avoided as an Achilles Heel.
Keywords
Theory of Failure, Architecture Theory, Critical Studies, Political Economy
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
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
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures281.1
Reading Assigment170.7
Written assigments301.2
Total753
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Report (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Additional bibliography for study
Νίκος Σιδέρης, ΑΡΧΙΤΕΚΤΟΝΙΚΗ ΚΑΙ ΨΥΧΑΝΑΛΥΣΗ, 2006, FUTURA Έφη Συγγολίτου, ΠΕΡΙΒΑΛΛΟΝΤΙΚΗ ΨΥΧΟΛΟΓΙΑ, 2009, Ελληνικά Γράμματα
Last Update
11-07-2019