Royal Institute of Art, Stockholm, Sweden

Studies in Architecture

The area of Architecture, formerly known as Mejan Arc, conducts advanced level urban research focusing on recent societal changes and the ability of architecture to meet the needs of a liveable environment. Architecture in the Royal Institute of Art takes into consideration how cities are shaped by issues such as human rights, real estate and global capital, fostering an expanded understanding of the urban as a contested territory.

The application opens April 8. Last day to apply to current courses in Architecture is May 8, at 13.00, 2019. 

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The courses address conservation and preservation from a perspective of use, sustainability, materials and technology as well as critical consideration of historical contexts and future developments.

Architecture has a strong interdisciplinary approach, which includes the selection of students from diverse professions and backgrounds as well as a methodological framework based on multiple approaches to knowledge production. This environment creates conditions for participants from differing disciplines to engage in a critical discussion together, developing new ideas and approaches. The practical work is important in all courses and the city is investigated through research-, art- and design-based methods.

Architecture engages in global urgencies by generating relevant and tangible projects, as well as creating professional networks that extend outside the academic realm. Projects that are initiated in the department often become independent platforms that continue to develop on their own.

Studies in Architecture offer one-year post-Master courses for professional architects, designers, urban practitioners or those with equivalent experience.

The Art of Restoration 2019-2020:
Structures of Democracy

Folkets hus i Malmö (1948). Arkitekt Hans Westman. Foto: Arna Ingers (Digitalt museum)

(60 ECTS-credits) The course starts in autumn, 2019. Last application date will be May 8 at 13.00. This course is …

Decolonizing Architecture: displacement, migration and colonial heritage

Concrete Tent, Abu Dhabi 2017.

Italian Ghosts, Venice Architectural Biennale, 2014, DAAR. The struggle of decolonization once primarily located outside of Europe, today has moved …

Marvels and Catastrophes: Architecture and Cities and the Force of Nature

NewOrleans, 2006, Peter Lang

‘Research-Lab’ is primarily designed for practitioners within the fields of architecture, design and the arts and who are interested in pursuing theory and practice based individual projects with a critical focus on urban and material culture. There are two components to the course: the first comprises regular lectures, group sessions and individual consultations with the professor designed to help advance each students’ individual research project. The second comprises a series of collective workshops designed to test concepts developed for institutional settings and public environments: this year the R-Lab institutional partner is Färgfabriken.

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