The Higher Seminar at the School of Architecture takes place approximately five times each semester, on Thursdays. See the calender for date and place. The seminar forms a course in the doctoral programme but is open for everyone.
About the seminar
The Higher Seminars at the school of architecture forms both a doctoral course (Higher Seminars in Architecture 1 and 2), and constitutes a forum for academic discussion open for everyone. Researchers and doctoral students alike are invited and encouraged to participate throughout, even if course credits have been finished, as the seminar is an important part in building research culture and academic discourse at the school. Furthermore, the seminar is open to any to participate, although course registration has restrictions. For the course description, see below.
Earlier seminars are available in the calendar , where they can be found under the corresponding month. Please observe that the seminar runs during semesters and that therefore the summer months are empty (June-August). The calendar dates back to 2012.
Course aims and description
The aim of the course is to enable doctoral students enrolled at the School of Architecture to develop their skills in presenting, analysing and discussing academic papers and other research material. In addition to this, the seminar provides a forum for senior and/or guest researchers to present their work to students and peers. The course therefore carries a further purpose of promoting the exchange of ideas, theories and methods between the different research areas represented at the School of Architecture, as well as to research in affiliated fields.
The course is structured on a series of seminars, approx. 10 in all, held during the academic year (autumn and spring). The main focus is on presentations of on-going research by doctoral students (working papers, conference contributions, design studies or such) accompanied by prepared comments and followed by open discussions. Seminars may also include presentations by senior researchers and invited scholars speaking on a course-relevant theme. In support of the research development at the school, the seminar may also allow for other activities and initiatives (such as book and journal presentations, workshops, collaborative experiments or site visits). All activities and presentations are to be based on background material, provided to the co-ordinator/examiner one week in advance in order to enable internal and external distribution. Participants are expected to arrive prepared and to actively use the seminar as a forum for discussing academic knowledge.
Course contact and seminar management
The current course leader is Meike Schalk. Please contact her for further information or interest in participation.
Meike Schalk, Associate professor, Docent