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Philip de Langes Allé 10 Tlf. 4170 1500


1435 København K info@kadk.dk
Danmark


Det Kongelige Danske Kunstakademis Skoler


for Arkitektur, Design og Konservering














31. October 2014 2014







Enhed: Forskningsadministrationen

Initialer: DD

Ph.d.-skolen på KADK

Kursusprogram for studieåret 2014/15




2014/

RESEARCH AT KA

The course introduces different research methods currently used at KA. The aim is to establish an on-going discussion of research methods at KA. Accordingly, the course will be repeated once a year.


The course is comprised of a one day symposium followed by a one day seminar.
The first symposium is a series of presentations given by researches from various research environments at the school. It offers an overview of research methods and an opportunity to discuss different positions. Each presentation is accompanied by a text positioning the research method in question in a broader theoretical perspective.
On the first day an assignment is given to the participating Ph.D.-students asking them to reflect upon their own method.
The second seminar consists of short presentations of the texts written by the Ph.D.-students followed by a panel discussion. The organizers form the panel.

It is possible to participate in the first seminar without making the assignment. The essay can be written in both Danish and English and will be discussed in the corresponding language.


The full course is especially relevant for Ph.D.-students in the early phase of their project because it allows them to reflect upon their method. The first part of the course is relevant for all Ph.D.-students.
Learning goals:

Knowledge of research methods at KA and critical reflection upon the position of ones own method. 


Lecturers:

Christoffer Harlang, Jonna Majgaard, Anders Brix, Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen, René Kural, Anne Beim, Deane Simpson, Kirsten Marie Raahauge and Peter Bertram



ECTS:

0,3/2,5
Dates:

First symposium: 27.10.14

Second seminar 17.11.14


Registration to either both dates or only one:

13 October 2014

Vibber Hermansen, vher@kadk.dk

NORIC CONSERVATION PHD STUDENT COLLOQUIUM

24-25 November 2014

School of Conservation, the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts
The Danish School of Conservation is pleased to host the seventh colloquium for current and aspiring PhD students in conservation training institutions. The intention is to provide a common platform for PhD candidates in the conservation of cultural property to meet, and to set up cooperation and exchange between the conservation-restoration educating institutions.
The aim of the colloquium is to give postgraduate research students primarily in the Nordic programmes the opportunity to present and discuss their current research with their peers and programme faculty, and to benefit from such an exchange.

It allows for the sharing of ideas and information among PhD candidates and programme faculty in a relaxed and informal environment. The colloquium is a Nordic forum for debate and exchange of ideas in research with relevance to the conservation-restoration of cultural property. Furthermore, it provides a venue for PhD students to meet, interact and form future collaborations with other PhD students.


The 2014 Colloquium programme features a scientific programme of student presentations, the opportunity to update the research student network as well as social activities.
The colloquium is open to current and aspiring PhD students, their supervisors, and other academic staff involved in research training in the conservation programmes at the School of Conservation (Copenhagen), the University of Oslo, the Metropolia University of Applied Sciences, Vanta, the University of Gothenburg and conservation programmes abroad.
All current and aspiring PhD candidates who wish to participate will be asked to give an oral presentation, in English, of their PhD work and research. All presenters will be asked to submit an extended abstract (300-500 words) for circulation to participants to provide for informed discussion of each piece of presented research.
The deadline for registration is 1 September 2014 and deadline for submission of extended abstracts is 1 November 2014.
A detailed programme will be provided around 1 November 2014. Please note that the number of participating current and aspiring PhD candidates is limited to 20 and is on a first come first served basis.
Venue: The School of Conservation, Esplanaden 34, DK-1263 Copenhagen, Denmark
Contact: Jane Richter (jr@kadk.dk) and Anne Haack Christensen (anne.christensen@smk.dk)

WRITING FOR JUSTIFIED CREDIBILITY: PHD COURSE ON ARGUMENTATIVE WRITING

Aim: To focus your attention on the research claims you make in your dissertation, and on how to support them by sober, clear, and convincing arguments. (Research being understood as ‘development, expression, and dissemination of new non-trivial knowledge in a way that fosters justified credibility’.)

Audience: Ideally, you are a year or two into your Ph.D. project. Some writing experience is expected.

Language: Lectures and course readings are mostly in Danish. If you understand written and spoken Danish reasonably well, you may be able to attend, even if Danish is not your native language.

Credit: 3.0 ECTS.

Enrolment & administration: Vibber Hermansen, vher@kadk.dk.

Teaching: Per Galle, pga@kakd.dk; www.re-ad.dk/en/persons/search.html?lastName=Galle.

Readings:

• Galle, P. (Ed.) (2014). Teksten, der skaber berettiget tillid. Copenhagen: Royal Danish Academy of Art, School of Design. [Compendium.]

• Jensen, L. B. (2004). Fra Patos til Logos. Videnskabsretorik for Begyndere. Frederiksberg C: Roskilde Universitetsforlag. [Course book.]

When, what & where:

• November 3rd, 2014: Deadline for enrolment. Max. 16 students: first come, first served.

• On confirmation of enrolment, and no later than November 17, 2014: Please submit to the course administrator a one-page project summary, headed by your name, mail address, and project title, and describing: (1) Subject matter: What is the project about? (2) Aim: What do you want to find out about the subject matter? (3) Motivation: Why is this important, to whom and for what? (4) Method: How do you plan to achieve the aim? (5) Theory: What kind of research literature do you draw on and want to contribute to? – Submitting a summary is on the understanding that it will be circulated to all participants.

• November 17, 2014 and onwards: Acquisition of compendium. Available from The Print Centre, School of Design, Fabrikmestervej 4, Building 47, ground floor, DK–1435 Copenhagen K. Hours: Monday – Thursday 9:00 – 15:30, Friday 9:00 – 14:30. Price estimate: ca. DKK 230.

• November 24 – 28 (or earlier): Home study, reading the compendium and course book.

• December 1 – 5, from 10:00 to 15:30: Lectures, exercises, presentation and discussion in class: Royal Danish Academy of Art, School of Design, Skolerådssalen, Philip de Langes Allé 10, DK–1435 Copenhagen K. (Supplementary day-to-day homework as needed.)



2015/

WORKSHOP: GRUNDLÆGGENDE AKADEMISK PRAKSIS OG PROJEKTSTYRING
3ECTS

Ph.d.-workshop 2015

16. februar – 27. februar.

v. Dag Petersson


Workshoppen retter sig primært til ph.d.-studerende fra praksisbaserede kandidatuddannelser. I første hånd er forløbet tilrettelagt for dem, der er i starten af sit projekt, men workshoppen vil også være til gavn for dem, der er nået en del længere. Udgangspunkt er deltagernes egne projekter. Pensum etableres individuelt ved informationssøgning undervejs. Målsætningen er at give deltagerne redskaber til at skærpe deres videnskabelige problemstilling og metode, udvikle teoretisk bevidsthed, informationssøge systematisk, styre projektets delelementer, samt kritisk evaluere akademisk arbejde.
Undervisningssprog er dansk.

Workshoppen kræver 2 ugers fuldtidsarbejde.


Selvstudier og gruppediskussioner med fremlæggelse af individuelle bidrag vil være bærende elementer ved siden af introducerende forelæsninger.
Tilmelding via mail senest 30. januar til Dag Petersson dag.petersson@kadk.dk .
Tilmelding sker ved at deltageren fremsender a) interessetilkendegivelse samt b) vedhæftet projektbeskrivelse. Til første gang skal hver deltager have forberedt en 8 min. præsentation af sit projekt.

Max antal deltagere: 12. De først tilmeldte garanteres plads. Derefter venteliste.


Program:

Mandag 16/2

10-12: Introduktion og individuel præsentation af projekter. Hver deltager fremlægger sit projekt (ca. 8. min/hver.)

13-14: (DP) Forelæsning om videnskabelig problemformulering og metode.

14.30-15.30: Analyseøvelser i gruppe

15.30-16.30: Afsluttende diskussion med fordeling af opgaver


Tirsdag 17/2

Selvstudier.

1)Lyn-høstning af materiale og fordybende orientering i det relevante forskningsområde.

2)Analyse af state-of-the-art (områdets gængse problemstillinger og metoder).

3)Kritik af gængse problemer og metode; evt. med eget forslag til alternativ.

4)Forbered fremlæggelse af resultater.


Onsdag 18/2

10-12: Fremlæggelse af tirsdagens resultater. Identificer mål for udvidet høstning af forskningsresultater (arkiver, interviews, databaser, tidsskrifter, antologier, kataloger, konferencer, etc).

Komparativ refleksion over problemstilling og metode.

13-14: Forelæsning om teoribevidsthed og teoretisk begrebsarbejde

14.30-15.30: Diskussion i gruppe om de enkelte projekters teoretiske ståsted

15.30-16:30: Forsøg til præliminær identificering af hvert projekts teoretiske grund


Torsdag 19/2

Selvstudier:



  1. Lyn-høstning og teoretisk orientering i forskningsområdet. Almene teser, hypoteser, gyldighedskriterier, praksis, afgrænsning, etc. skal identificeres.

  2. Teoretisk mangfoldighed indenfor området? Beskriv. Konflikter?

  3. Behov for eget teoretisk udviklingsarbejde i projektet? Hvorfra hente inspiration?

  4. Overvej almene teoriers brugbarhed for det enkelte projekts problemstilling

Fredag 20/2

10-12: Fremlæggelse og diskussion af fund og overvejelser. Hvordan kommer hver enkelt videre og sikrer sig teoretisk fundament?

13-16: Workshop: Syntetisere problem, metode og teori. Arbejde i gruppe eller individuelt med at få etableret en sammenhæng mellem de tre elementer.


Mandag 23/2

10-11 (DP) Forelæsning om analyse og strukturering.

11-14 Individuelt analysearbejde af det enkelte projekt med henblik på konkretisering af sidste uges sammenhæng til en struktureret oversigt af delmål og håndfaste opgaver at tage fat på.

14-16.30: Individuel præsentation (10-15 min.) af projektets dele og struktur


Tirsdag 24/2

10-12 (DP) Projektstyring (planlægning, projektkalender, monitorering, risikovurdering, interessentanalyse, ressourcestyring)

13-16.30: Arkivbesøg: Det Kongelige Bibliotek, (evt. Designmuseets samling eller kunstbibliotekets samling af arkitekttegninger)
Onsdag 25/2

Selvstudier alt. catch-up med uafklarede elementer



  1. Hver deltager fordyber sig individuelt på ny i sit projekts problemstilling, metode, teori, analyse, struktur og planlægning

  2. Underviseren findes til rådighed for individuel konsultation og feedback

Torsdag 26/2

Selvstudier ligesom onsdagen, samt forberedelse af projektpræsentation
Fredag 27/2

10-12 Præsentation af projektet i sin helhed. (15 min per præsentation)



RESEARCH AT KD
The course introduces different research methods currently used at KD. The aim is to establish an on-going discussion of research methods at KD. Accordingly, the course will be repeated once a year.
The course is comprised of a one day symposium followed by a one day seminar.
The first symposium is a series of presentations given by researches from various research environments at the school. It offers an overview of research methods and an opportunity to discuss different positions. Each presentation is accompanied by a text positioning the research method in question in a broader theoretical perspective.
On the first day an assignment is given to the participating Ph.D.-students asking them to reflect upon their own method.
The second seminar consists of short presentations of the texts written by the Ph.D.-students followed by a panel discussion. The organizers form the panel.
It is possible to participate in the first seminar without making the assignment. The essay can be written in both Danish and English and will be discussed in the corresponding language.
The full course is especially relevant for Ph.D.-students in the early phase of their project because it allows them to reflect upon their method. The first part of the course is relevant for all Ph.D.-students.
Learning goals:

Knowledge of research methods at KD and critical reflection upon the position of ones own method.


Organizers:

Thomas Binder, Anders Brix, Sofie Beier


ECTS:

2,5
Dates:

First symposium: February 2015

Second seminar: March 2015



VISUALISERING: ANALYSE, FORMIDLING, IDENTITET

Visualiseringsbegrebet har baggrund i naturvidenskaberne og har navnlig inden for kartografien været centralt for forståelsen af den analytiske omgang med geografiske data og repræsentationer, altså kort. Den canadiske kartograf Alan MacEachrens definition af begrebet, ”visualization is the use of maps” (1997) foreslår således, at visualiseringsbegrebet skal betegne den analytiske bevægelse, hvormed geografen sammensætter, modellerer og analyserer data med henblik på at opdage viden, som ellers ikke fremstod åbenbart. I det kartografiske visualiseringsbegreb ligger dog samtidig en forestilling, at den analytiske indsigt skal åbenbare sig intuitivt i visualiseringen; den skal fremstå visuelt som i et kort eller et landskab og på denne vis formidle særlige, ”nye” karakteristika ved et sted, som forskeren ønsker at fremhæve.

Visualiseringsbegrebet har for længst også fundet udbredelse i beslægtede sammenhænge. Inden for planlægning og landskabsarkitektur har visualiseringsbegrebet tilsvarende haft et væsentligt analytisk perspektiv; men hovedfokus har snarere ligget på den visuelle fremstillings kommunikative aspekt – navnlig i sammenhænge, hvor den særlige indsigt skulle formidles overfor lægmand; det være sig ved VVM-undersøgelser (Vurdering af Virkninger på Miljøet), i høringssammenhænge mv. I forbindelse med udviklingen af interaktive medier og geografiske informationssystemer har det i denne sammenhæng været oplagt at lægge op til en ”gentagelse” af den analytiske bevægelse, som ellers har været forbeholdt naturvidenskaben således, at brugeren selv har kunnet manipulere data samt opbygge, analysere og diskutere scenarier med andre brugere. Denne populære/almene tilgang til visualiseringsbegrebet har endvidere fundet udbredelse i andre, lignende sammenhænge som f.eks. ved udvikling af organisationer, forretninger mv. – eller i det hele taget i sammenhænge, hvor komplekse forhold kan studeres gennem manipulation og analyse af statiske eller endog dynamiske data, og hvor enkle visualisering og scenarier omvendt kan danne grundlag for mere komplekse debat- og beslutningsprocesser i politiske sammenhænge.

Dette kursus introducerer visualiseringsbegrebet og undersøger, hvordan begrebet har fundet – og kan finde – relevans udbredelse i designprocesser alment og i forhold til planlægning. Forelæsningsserien følger begrebets udvikling fra den naturvidenskabelige/kartografiske sammenhæng til aktuelle sammenhænge, hvor begrebet står centralt i forhold til udvikling og anvendelsen af designprocesser. Undervejs vil kurset vende tilbage til et mere grundlæggende/tværgående spørgsmål: Hvad er visualisering? Hvordan fungerer visualiseringer som billeder? Dette spørgsmål peger dels på et praksisspørgsmål: Hvad billedet gør? – og dels et ontologisk spørgsmål: Hvad er et billede – i denne specifikke sammenhæng. Spørgsmål, som dels peger tilbage på konferencen og ph.d.-seminaret, What Images Do (2013-14) og dels til emnet for en konference i april 2015, What Images Do, som dette kursus således vil kunne fungere som optakt til.



Aktivitetsformat:

Seminarserie over seks gange med fem forelæsere (seminar 1-5), oplæg ved studerende ved et afsluttende seminar 6, deltagelse i konferencen What Is an Image, samt efterfølgende aflevering af teoretisk arbejdspapir (frist 30 april 2015).

Der udvikles kompendium med grundtekster.

Seminarserien fungerer som optakt til konferencen ”What Is an Image”, 9.-10. april 2015, arrangeret af Københavns Universitet, Det Humanistiske Fakultutet, i samarbejde med KADK (på betingelse af medfinansiering). Keynoters: James Elkins (Chicago), Lev Manovich (CUNY, New York) og Joanna Zylinska (London); alle bekræftede. Institut for Visuelt Design har forpligtet sig på en delfinansiering på ca. 12.000 til konferencen (ud over et evt. bidrag fra forskerskolen).



Tilmeldingsfrist:

20. december 2014



ECTS-kreditering:

3 ECTS ved deltagelse i seminarer og konference uden udarbejdelse af teoretisk arbejdspapir

8 ECTS ved deltagelse i seminarer og konference med udarbejdelse af teoretisk arbejdspapir

Kontaktperson: Troels Degn Johansson

Studenterstyregruppe: Morten Noer Andersen, Paya Hauch Fenger, Stine Arensbach (under indskrivning)



Exploring fieldwork:

A critical consideration of empirical methods and habits-of-mind in design research
Tutors: Thomas Binder (course responsible), Joachim Halse, Marias Hellström (Malmö University) & Andrea Kahn (Columbia University)
General description: The course addresses the ‘field’ or site of ‘method’ in design-led research. Broadly, we are interested in exploring the back-and-forth interaction of research intentions and practices as these shape research outcomes (knowledge production).
Through close readings and tentative ‘in situ’ field observations the course will tackle the interplay between ontology and method, or ‘habits of mind’ and design research practice. In the course, we will critically explore and consider forms of observation, documentation and operationalization; principles such as deduction and induction; hypothesis and facts; causality and emergence etc. Specific emphasis will be placed on empiricisms or forms of empirical research as compared to research including different forms of interference or experimentation in field situations.
The aim of the course is to investigate how ideas of empirical work and methodological standards associated with neighbouring fields might be applied to design research questions as well as to design research processes. By interrogating design research ‘habits of mind’ or the disciplining of thought through training and education, the goal is to generate questions concerning trans- and interdisciplinary work, divisions between various fields of knowledge, and methods used for the production of empirical ‘facts’. An inquiry into these issues will enable the doctoral students to position themselves ontologically and methodologically relative to their own research practices, and articulate a standpoint of their own.
The course is organized as a collaboration between the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Schools of Architecture, Design and Conservation, The Swedish Design Faculty for design Research and Research Education, and ResArc – The Swedish Research School in Architecture. The course welcomes doctoral students from different fields of design and architectural research, including research in the arts, currently engaged in research activities that involve field work or site explorations.
Course structure: The course will consist of one workshop during the spring semester of 2015, one workshop and one seminar during the autumn semester 2015. The first workshop will be dedicated to working on the field through close reading and in-depth group discussion of literature as a means to critically frame experimental field work; the second to working in the field, experimentation and additional reading; and the third to doctoral presentations.
Each workshop will include a fieldwork exercise specifically structured to highlight the dynamic interface between research intentions, engaged research practices, and specific research outcomes. The final seminar provides students the opportunity to directly apply concepts and questions addressed in the workshops to their own doctoral research.
The learning approach will foreground the intimate combination of practice and theory by asking participants to critically reflect on their own research ’habits of mind’.
Short presentation of lecturers:

Thomas Binder, associate Professor at the Royal Danish Academy of fine Arts, School of Design, co-author of (Re-) searching the Digital Bauhaus (Springer 2008), Rehearsing the Future (Danish Design School Press, 2010), Design Research through Practice (Morgan Kaufman, 2011) and Design Things (MIT press, 2011)

Joachim Halse, associate professor at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design , co-author of Rehearsing the Future (Danish Design School Press, 2010).

Maria Hellström Reimer, professor in design theory, Malmö University, School of Arts and Communication, contributor to among other books Jorgensen & Keenan (2012) Urban Wildscapes (Routledge); Thörn et. al. (2011) Space for Urban Alternatives? Christiania 1971-2011 (gidlunds). and co-author of Land Use Poetics (SLU, 2011)

Andrea Kahn, associate professor, Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation; author of Constellations: Constructing Urban Design Practices (2007), Site Matters: Design Concepts, Histories and Strategies (with Carol Burns, 2005) and Drawing/Building/Text: Essays in Architectural Theory (1991).
ECTS: 7,5 (3-3+1,5)
Important dates:

Workshop 1: April 6-9, 2015

Workshop 2: August 21 -24, 2015

Closing seminar: Ultimo October, 2015


Registration date: January 31., 2015
Contact person: Thomas Binder, tbi@kadk.dk

URBAN THEORY


  • Responsible: INSTITUTE OF ARCHITECTURE, URBANISM AND LANDSCAPE / Jonna Majgaard Krarup




  • Registration Deadline: February 2. 2015




  • Contact: Vibber Hermansen, The Research Administration, KADK




  • Possibly. budget, for example. external speakers: two external speakers, approx. 7000, kr + printing of texts and examples (max. 2000, kr)




  • ECTS: 1,5 + 3,5




  • TIME: May -June 2015


COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This PhD course takes point of departure in a focus on ’the unlimited urban situation’ and how urbanity and urbanism are staged in complex processes of, among others, spatial, strategic, climatic, economic, demographic, and health related issues and questions, as well as in myriads of individual and incremental decisions.
The urban situation is characterized by and relates to post-industrial and globalized agendas and discussions, and much urban theory seems to be saturated with overall and difficulty delineating and manageable concepts such as globalization, sustainability, dynamic and strategic processes, participation, experience, climate change processes, landscape and health.
Much urban theory stems from other professions than architecture and planning, and as such do not focus much on the spatial dimensions and impact. This also means that urban studies are conducted by, sociologists, geographers, business psychologists, economists, humanists, historians, and architects, planners and landscape architects, all contributing to the development and critic of urban theory.
During the course examples of urban theoretical texts and projects will be investigated and discussed in order to better understand how these meta-concepts and meta-discussions are handled within the architectural discourse and architectural research, and within the individual research projects.
The purpose of the course is, to gain and develop understanding of the post-industrial urban agendas and their impact on spatial – architectural – practise and research, and to be able to better understand and read the city as a dynamic field in which there is many, simultaneous and overlapping theories and positions.
The course is comprised of lectures, hands-on workshop discussion where the focus is on examples as well as a reading of key texts in advance of the course. This part of the course is a 1,5 ECTS version. The participants will have the option of taking a 5 ECTS (1,5+3,5 ECTS) version where a written essay related to their own research projects. The essay must be handed in after the course. The course has limited number of texts to be read as the key is to work on the material examples/cases provided by the course organizers.


EPISTEMOLOGY OF EXPERIMENT


Tutors: Martin Tamke, Phil Ayres, Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen
General Description: This PhD course discusses scientific theory surrounding practices of experiment, and the role of experiment in design. Using original philosophical texts and examples from design research practice, the notion of experiment and its relation to theory building and testing will be examined, discussed and critiqued.
The course will be structured around reading, lectures, open discussion, peer critiqued written assignment (approx. 2000 words) and verbal presentation in seminar format.
The primary learning objective is to develop the ability to critically reflect upon the role, or possible roles, of experiment within their own research practice. Students demonstrate this through the written and verbal presentation components of the course.
The course holds particular relevance for PhD students employing practice-based methodologies. This includes students from across the three schools at KADK, and potentially beyond once the course has established itself.
ECTS points: The course will provide 2 ECTS points.
Dates: Course start (provisional): week 19 (04.05) 2015 and across 5 weeks until week 23 (01.06) 2015. To be coordinated with afgang examination period. Latest registration date: week 18. Please contact Vibber Hermansen for registration and questions: vher@kadk.dk
Course Structure: ½ a day a week

Week 19 – Course Introduction, Lecture + reading material issued

Week 20 – Lecture, discussion + written assignment brief

Week 21 – Writing & Reading peers assignments

Week 22 – Peer review of written assignments in open discussion format

Week 23 – Verbal presentation in seminar format with invited peer reviewer


Preliminary References:

Hacking, I. (1983) Representing and Intervening, Cambridge University Press

Franklin, A. (1989) The Neglect of Experiment, Cambridge University Press Winsberg, E. (2010) Science in the Age of Computer Simulation, University of Chicago Press

Cartwright, N. (1983) How the Laws of Physics Lie, Oxford University Press

Dewey, J. (1929) The Quest for Certainty, Minton Balch & Co.
We would very much like to invite Ian Hacking as a peer reviewer and lecturer to our course. If there are funds for this it would entail: honorarium, travel and hopefully we can use the guest apartment.

We think this could cost:

Honorarium: 7000 DKK

Travel: (California – CPH): 8000

TOTAL: app 15000

DESIGN MODELLING SYMPOSIUM 2015: Modelling Behaviour

Dates: 28.September – 29. September 2015


In Sept 2015 CITA will host the international conference Design Modelling Symposium . The Design

Modelling Symposium is a biannual conference started in 2008 that emphasises the exchange of

professional practice and academia. It invites leading researchers and practitioners in the fields of

architecture and engineering to present and discuss their latest projects and research finding in the context of advanced computational modelling.


In 2015 the conference topic will be Modelling Behaviour. Computational design tools enable designers to discover, predict or orchestrate the nuanced behaviour of architecture. By supporting the integration of diverse inputs ‐ environmental, social, structural or material‐ inputs formerly particularised by discreet disciplines now assembled, associated and synthesised in the model. The conference asks what happens when the model becomes a shared interface for multiple disciplines with highly differentiated backgrounds, methods and knowledge. By extending the interdisciplinary identity of the conference to include architects, engineers, planners and fabricators as well as material scientists, ecologists and physicists, our aim is to ask these questions broadly into the fields that examine the design, construction and material of the built environment.
The aim for the PhD course is to use the conference as context to create a Master Class on advanced

computation. It will coincide with other workshops and master classes prepared as preceding event to the conference. The format will be a two day seminar with workshop exchange in which PhD students are asked to exchange the underlying research concepts, questions and methods of their ongoing research. The Master Class will invite a leading international researcher as key panel leader. Billie Faircloth, Research Director Kieran Timberlake has been contacted.


The course is directed at students at KADK as well as Aarhus Architecture School, DTU and AAU. With the international profile of the conference we also aim to attract students from the parallel research centres across Europe and beyond including: Mathias Kohler Digital Fabrication Centre of Excellence (ETH, Zurich), Achim Insitute for Computational Design group (Stuttgart University), Jane Burry’s Spatial Information Architecture Lab (RMIT, Melbourne) and Sean Hanna’s Adaptive Architectures Group (UCL, London).

The course will include a syllabus and an assignment. The course will provide 2‐3 ECTS points.

The course will be run by Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen.
Biography: Billie Faircloth

As Research Director, Billie Faircloth leads a transdisciplinary group of professionals leveraging research, design, and problem-solving processes from fields as diverse as environmental management, chemical physics, materials science, and architecture. She fosters collaboration between disciplines, trades, academies, and industries in order to define a relevant problem-solving boundary for the built environment. Billie oversees the deep investigations that initiate and inform each project at KieranTimberlake. During design, she guides teams in questioning and answering through empirical experiments, prototypes, and custom analysis tools created by the research group. She participates in the development of technology to inform high-performance design, including Wireless Sensor Networks, Predictive Temperature Modeling Tools, and Tally™, an application for Revit that provides accurate life-cycle data and reporting tools to designers. She is leading the development of Ideal Choice Homes, an affordable, quick-to-build housing solution for India. Billie currently lectures at the University of Pennsylvania’s School of Design. Prior to joining KieranTimberlake, she was an assistant professor at the University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture, where she instructed research studios exploring applications for conventional and emerging material technologies and conducted seminars on emerging construction and fabrication technologies. Her articles have been published by the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, ACADIAand the Journal of Architectural Education and are forthcoming from Princeton Architectural Press. She lectures internationally to academic and industry audiences, including most recently for the Australian Institute of Architects, University of Nottingham, University of Washington, Columbia University, and the University of Texas at Austin.


Kieran Timberlake profile The alchemy of art, science, analysis, and intuition with regard to the built environment is our core mission. Founded in 1984, KieranTimberlake brings together the experience and talents of nearly 100 professionals of diverse backgrounds and abilities in a practice that is recognized worldwide. Our projects include the programming, planning, and design of new structures as well as the conservation, renovation, and transformation of existing buildings, with special expertise in education, government, arts and culture, civic, and residential projects. Common to all our work is that each project begins with a question and continues its development within a culture of continuous asking, ensuring that design results from deep investigation. KieranTimberlake is committed not only to delivering the highest quality services to our clients, but also to pursuing ideas that push the practice of architecture forward. We have received hundreds of design citations, including the Firm Award from the American Institute of Architects in 2008 and the Cooper‐Hewitt National Design Award for Architecture from the Smithsonian Institution in 2010.

Kieran Timberlake research: http://www.kierantimberlake.com/pages/view/4/research





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