SOCIAL & PSYCHOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON SPACE AND ARCHITECTURE

Course Information
TitleΚΟΙΝΩΝΙΚΕΣ & ΨΥΧΟΛΟΓΙΚΕΣ ΘΕΩΡΗΣΕΙΣ ΤΟΥ ΧΩΡΟΥ ΚΑΙ ΤΗΣ ΑΡΧΙΤΕΚΤΟΝΙΚΗΣ / SOCIAL & PSYCHOLOGICAL PERSPECTIVES ON SPACE AND ARCHITECTURE
Code08TH17
FacultyEngineering
SchoolArchitecture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID600019802

Programme of Study: PROGRAMMA SPOUDŌN 2020-21 EŌS SĪMERA

Registered students: 1
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses843

Class Information
Academic Year2020 – 2021
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours2
Class ID
600174960
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
The learning outcomes are expected to be: -the understanding of concepts, theories, methods and techniques that make up the modern architecture from the perspective of human sciences (sociology, anthropology, psychology, neurophysiology) -the understanding and knowledge of the relationship that links architecture to society and generally to its wider context - the understanding and knowledge of the perceptual qualities of space and architecture -the knowledge of issues related to the multi-sensory environment, the body-motion-sensation-space relationship -the development and cultivation of critical thought -the familiarity with the interdisciplinary approaches of architecture - collecting, analyzing, and synthesizing the data of an investigation - familiarity with research procedures
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • 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
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
This theory course focuses on the Humanities (sociology, psychology, anthropology, history, cultural theory, gender studies etc.) in relation to their relationship with spatial studies, namely Architecture and Urban Design. In the context of the course the role of Ηuman Sciences is discussed regarding the establishment of the field of theory of architecture and in the formation of architectural thought and practice. Also the research process is clarified as a means of implementation of human sciences in the compositional process by the use of the appropriate tools and techniques. Moreover, we examine the relationship between humans and built environment, both on the building scale and the urban scale, through perceptual and experiencing processes and we present in detail the concepts that nurture the design in the varying levels of its configuration. Reference is made to their diachronic presence in the field of architecture with insights into focal points of their semantic displacements. We also examine issues of space-society relations, namely the remodeling of spaces and uses in the context of modern social phenomena, such as migration and mobility, exclusions, the homeless, multiculturalism, contemporary educational and environmental condition. The examination of these issues is taking place both at a theoretical level and through the analysis of examples, while reference is made to findings of field research by the instructors and/or by the invited speakers. In this context and for more effective and interactive learning, we make extensive use of electronic audiovisual material, images (photographs, drawings and sketches), tables, charts and videos.
Keywords
Humanities, Architecture, Urban Design
Educational Material Types
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Interactive excersises
  • Book
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
Lectures28
Reading Assigment32
Written assigments16
Total76
Student Assessment
Description
Students are evaluated on the basis of their interest in and participation in the course, the ability to engage in the knowledge that the course attempts to impart, as well as their ability of analysis and synthesis, and their critical thought as reflected in the written dissertation and its presentation at the end of the course semester.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Γερμανός Δ., Τσουκαλά Κ. (επιμ.) (2019). Παιδική χωρική αφηγηματικότητα. Θεσσαλονίκη: Επίκεντρο. Λαδά Σ., Τσουκαλά Κ. (επιμ.) (2017). Χωρικές Αφηγήσεις της μνήμης. Θεσσαλονίκη: Επίκεντρο. Τσουκαλά Κ. (2009). Εξαστισμός και ταυτότητα, Θεσσαλονίκη: Επίκεντρο. Παντελίδου, Χ., Τσουκαλά, Κ. (επιμ.) (2012). νεολαια.www.δημοσιος χωρος. Θεσσαλονίκη: Επίκεντρο.
Additional bibliography for study
ARNHEIM, R., 1976, La pensée visuelle, Paris: Flammarion. ARNHEIM, R., 1999, Tέχνη και Oπτική Aντίληψη, Aθήνα: Θεμέλιο (μετάφραση Iάκωβος Ποταμιάνος). APNHEIM, R., 1977, The Dynamics of Architectural Form, Los Angeles: University of California Press. APPLEYARD, D., 1970, Planning a Pluralist City, Massachussets: MIT Press. CANTER, D., 1981, Περιβαλλοντική Ψυχολογία, (μετάφρ. Π. Kοσμόπουλος), Θεσσαλονίκη: University Studio Press. BAIRD, J.C., LUTKUS, A.D., 1982, Mind, Child, Architecture, London: University Press of New England. BELL, P., FISCHER, J., LOOMIS, R., 1978, Environmental Psychology, Philadelphia: Saunders Company. BLOOMER, K., MOORE, Ch., 1977, Body, Memory and Architecture, New Haven and London: Yale University Press. DOWNS, R., STEA, D. (επιμ.), 1973, Image and Environment, Chicago: Aldine Publishing Company. ELLIN, N. (επιμ.), 1997, Architecture of Fear, New York: Princeton Architectural Press. FISCHER, G.N., 1992, Psychologie sociale de l'environnement, Paris: Privat - Pratiques sociales. FISCHER, G.N., 1981, La Psychosociologie de l'espace, Paris: P.U.F. GEHL, J., 2013, Η ζωή ανάμεσα στα κτήρια: Χρησιμοποιώντας το δημόσιο χώρο, Βόλος: Πανεπιστημιακές εκδόσεις Θεσσαλίας GRAWITZ, M., 1984, Méthodes des Sciences Sociales, Paris: Dalloz. ΚΑΤΣΑΒΟΥΝΙΔΟΥ, Γ., 2004, Αόρατες Παρενθέσεις: 27 Πόλεις στη Θεσσαλονίκη, Αθήνα: Πατάκης. LANG, J., BURNETTE, C., MOLESKI, W., VACHON, D. (επιμ.), 1974, Designing for Human Behavior: Architecture and the Behavioral Sciences, Pennsylvania: Dowden, Hutchinson & Ross. LEACH, N. (επιμ.), 1997, Rethinking Architecture. A Reader in Cultural Theory, London and New York: Routledge. LEE, T., 1976, Psychology and the Environment, London: Methuen. LEVY-LEBOYER, C., 1980, Psychologie et environnement, Paris: P.U.F. MICHELSON, W. (επιμ.), 1975, Behavioral Research Methods in Environmental Design, Community Development Series, Halsted Press. MOORE, G.T., COLLEDGE, R.G. (επιμ.), 1976, Environmental Knowing, Pennsylvania: Dowden, Hutchinson & Ross. ΠΕΤΜΕΖΙΔΟΥ, Μ. (επιμ.), 1998, Σύγχρονη Κοινωνιολογική Θεωρία. Δομισμός, Μετα-δομισμός, Δομοποίηση, Επικοινωνιακή Δράση, Προοπτικές Εξέλιξης της Κοινωνιολογικής Θεωρίας, Ηράκλειο : Πανεπιστημιακές Εκδόσεις Κρήτης. PROSHANSKY, H., ITTELSON, W., RIVLIN, L. (επιμ.), 1970, Environmental Psychology, New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston. ΣΤΑΥΡΑΚΑΚΗΣ, Γ., 2008, Ο Λακάν και το πολιτικό, Αθήνα: Ψυχογιός. ΣΤΑΥΡΙΔΗΣ, Στ., 1990, Η συμβολική σχέση με τον χώρο, Αθήνα: Κάλβος. ΣΤΑΥΡΙΔΗΣ, Στ., 2002, Από την πόλη οθόνη στην πόλη σκηνή, Αθήνα: Ελληνικά Γράμματα. TSOUKALA, K., 2001, L’image de la ville chez l’enfant, Paris: Anthropos. ΤΣΟΥΚΑΛΑ, Κ., 2006, Παιδική αστική εντοπία, Αθήνα: Τυπωθήτω Γ. Δαρδανός.
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11-11-2020