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Syllabus for

Academic year
ARK561 - Architecture, gender and norm-creative design
Arkitektur, genus och normkreativ design
 
Syllabus adopted 2019-02-04 by Head of Programme (or corresponding)
Owner: TKARK
3,0 Credits
Grading: UG - Pass, Fail
Education cycle: First-cycle
Major subject: Architecture
Department: 20 - ARCHITECTURE AND CIVIL ENGINEERING

För information om och ansökning till frivilliga kurser inom arkitekturskolan, se https://student.portal.chalmers.se/sv/chalmersstudier/programinformation/Arkitektur/Sidor/Frivilliga-kurser.aspx
Teaching language: Swedish
Application code: 45142
Open for exchange students: No
Maximum participants: 30

Module   Credit distribution   Examination dates
Sp1 Sp2 Sp3 Sp4 Summer course No Sp
0117 Written and oral assignments 3,0c Grading: UG   1,5c 1,5c    

In programs

TKATK ARCHITECTURE AND ENGINEERING, Year 1 
TKATK ARCHITECTURE AND ENGINEERING, Year 2 
TKATK ARCHITECTURE AND ENGINEERING, Year 3 
TKARK ARCHITECTURE, Year 2 
TKARK ARCHITECTURE, Year 3 
TKARK ARCHITECTURE, Year 1 

Examiner:

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Eligibility:

In order to be eligible for a first cycle course the applicant needs to fulfil the general and specific entry requirements of the programme(s) that has the course included in the study programme.

Course specific prerequisites


Aim

- Provide tools for critical interpretations of architecture from feminist and intersectional perspectives. Key issues in the course are how architecture is formed and how we are formed by architecture.
- Introduce methods for critical analyses and questioning of norms and ways of expression and design within architecture.
- Introduce key concepts within gender studies and highlight non-normative architects in history.

Learning outcomes (after completion of the course the student should be able to)

Knowledge and understanding
- Define and explain key concepts within gender studies
- Define issues regarding identity and power and its relations to architecture, the educational situation and the professional practice

Skills and abilities
- Analyse place and space based on concepts within the field of gender studies
- Implement acquired knowledge in future educational projects and professional practice

Judgement and reflection
- Formulate a personal position in relation to gender and intersectional perspectives

Content

During the course, we will study theories of feminism and intersectionality and explore the relationship to the built environment. A comprehensive view of the field of gender studies and its relationship to the built environment is presented. Concepts such as gender, power, functionality, identity, sexuality, heteronormativity, ethnicity and class in relation to architecture will be discussed. The course is based on lectures, seminars and workshops as well as meetings with projects and practices with a norm-critical approach.

Organisation

The course consists of lectures, seminars and workshops as well as an individual course assignment.

Literature

A list of compulsory and reference literature/study material will be presented at the start of the course.

Examination including compulsory elements

To pass the course the following is required:
- attendance and active participation in lectures, seminars and workshops
- delivery of course assignment


Published: Wed 26 Feb 2020.