This course is an administrative slot for the theoretical contents of the studio courses organised by the Chair of Architectural Principles and Theory. The Chair gives an opportunity for a limited participation in the studio course for those students who are interested in architectural theory related to the studio topic.
In autumn 2019, the studio ARK-E1502 title is Surface and Materiality – Ceramics and Clay in Architecture. The theoretical programme of the studio consists of lectures, the excursion and the reading task (Learning Log 2). The successful completion of all the elements yields 3 credit points.
ProgrammeMonday 28.10 at 15.15-17.00 Lecture by Ashish Mojite: 3D-printing possibilities in clay
Thursday 31.10 from 9:15 to 18:00 Excursion: FISKARS village KWUM Ceramic Museum & Studio Karin Widnäs. Paul Lynch - The Natural Building Company.
Monday 4.11 at 13.15-15.00 Lecture by Kristiina Kuusiluoma on rammed earth and clay plaster
Thursday 14.11 at 13.15-15.00 Lecture by Harri Kalha about ceramics and space & Rut Bryk´s work as an example
Monday 18.11 at 13.15-14.15 Lecture by Jenni Reuter about her work.
Thursday 21.11 at 13.15-14.15 Lecture by Nathalie Lautenbacher about her work.
Thursday 28.11 at 13.15-17.00 Lecture by Juhani Pallasmaa “Materiality, hapticity and time”
Thursday 5.12 at 13.15-15.00 Learning Log 2 presentations/discussion by Anni Vartola.
The deadline for Learning Log 2 is Thursday 28 November 2019 at 21:00.
The Reading Task / Learning log 2
Please see the Materials page and on MyCourses also the ARK-E1502 studio page.
The idea of the Readings segment in the Surface and Materiality studio course is to increase the student’s awareness of the artistic, ideological and even political underpinnings that relate to materials, modes of production and craftmanship in architecture. The student is asked to read/study the texts and lectures listed below and to write and submit a short summary of the student’s own reflections.
The recommended length of the write-up is 2 pages.
The write-up should discuss, for example, the following aspects:
- What new did you learn from the readings? Did the readings introduce any new concepts or new ways of thinking to you?
- What ideas or arguments did you find difficult to understand or to apply to your own way of thinking? Was there anything that you disagreed with?
- What was left out from the readings? Were there any themes or issues that the authors did not discuss in their articles/lectures?
- Please also propose 1–3 questions that you would like to share with the other students and discuss with the group.
We’ll gather up and have 1 group discussion on the basis of the proposed questions (scheduled on Thursday 5 November from 13 to 15).