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: 52
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
CoreElective Courses belonging to the selected specialization9512

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours8
Class ID
600143380
Type of the Course
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Category
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
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)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
Available only to 9th Semester Students and above
Learning Outcomes
1) will develop further their Architectural Design ability 2) will develop their Architectural Vision around the Challenges that Modern Metropolises face 3) will develop further their ability to formulate creative Architectural Proposals and solutions that address Multi-level Design Problems. 4) will develop further their ability on Social Design and Innovation. 5) will develop further their ability to design Innovative Proposals on Spaces and Infrastructures, that radically change the way in which specific Categories of Users and their needs are addressed. 6) will learn a specific methodology that includes: 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.
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 international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • 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 — 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 Input: Konstantinos Stefanidis, Giannis Karabampas
Keywords
Architectural Design, Social Innovation
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Multimedia
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
Lectures100.4
Reading Assigment401.6
Tutorial421.7
Project2008
Exams80.3
Total30012
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Artistic Performance (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Η ΣΥΓΧΡΟΝΗ (ΕΛΛΗΝΙΚΗ) ΠΟΛΗ / Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 77117266 ΤΟΠΙΑ ΤΟΥΡΙΣΜΟΥ: ΑΝΑΚΑΤΑΣΚΕΥΑΖΟΝΤΑΣ ΤΗΝ ΕΛΛΑΔΑ / Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 50660872 Do.co.mo.mo. 05: Η ελληνική πόλη και η πολεοδομία του μοντέρνου / Κωδικός Βιβλίου στον Εύδοξο: 22769331
Additional bibliography for study
όλη η επιπρόσθετη σχετική βιβλιογραφία είναι διαθέσιμη στο https://fixes-fluxes-futures.tumblr.com
Last Update
14-07-2019