Edinburgh’s historical urban development is well documented. Using methodological prompts from key theorists and practitioners including pioneering town planner Patrick Geddes, a former lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, the course will be framed around a small design project situated within the city.
The design project will require you to develop an understanding of the range of scales between people, buildings, city and metropolitan landscape, combining creative fieldwork with interpretive historical paradigmatic research and design.
In the Architecture and Urban Design Studio 2 course at The University of Edinburgh you will have the chance to develop your techniques in creative fieldwork, using specific artefacts and sites of study to assess the context of the design project and the relevant spatial interventions and urban design principles.
You will have the opportunity to work in a studio environment to develop your own portfolio for use in further study or in your career.
By the end of this course, students will be able to:
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Designed as a studio-based experience, this course will combine theoretical and methodological study. You will work both individually and as part of a group.
The course will run each week day, for up to 9 hours per day throughout the five-week duration, either in studio or on fieldwork. Guest lectures, seminar sessions and tutorials will take place regularly and students will be given detailed course documentation which will provide information on specific activities and required production for assessment.
Students on the course will be expected to demonstrate an immediate and ongoing productive output that will conclude with exhibition and presentation material.
Dr Dorian Wisniewski has been a Registered Architect since 1986. His professional practice work has won many awards and has been exhibited and published internationally. His current academic output primarily focusses on research-led design and design-led research, with core research interests including architectural-political-philosophical overlaps on issues of architectural design, representation, and production.
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