PhD Courses 2016/17

KADK’s PhD School is organized into three research training programmes offering courses within the fields of architecture, design and preservation. Additionally, the PhD School offers generic classes for the PhD students.

All PhD students matriculated in a doctoral degree-awarding institution in Denmark can sign up for PhD courses at KADK PhD School. There might, however, be restrictions on the number of participants in each class.

Activity Enhancing Urban Spaces – taking local action for better food & health

Tovholdere

René Kural

ECTS                  

5

Dato                  

29.-31. august 2016

Tilmelding      

http://www.capfoods.aau.dk/event-list/event/urban-spaces---new-opportuni...

Deltagerantal

Min 15 max 25

Beskrivelse

 

Urban Spaces – new opportunities for community action for better food & health

There is a need for of a broader understanding of public health, which draws on people's daily lives arenas where the focal point is on everyday activities and how social interaction and movement can support inclusion and promote health and quality of life. At the same time there is a growing interest for health and activity promoting interventions addressing the environment in the settings of everyday life and a growing number of interventions that aims to “do more things in several places” in order to add intensity have been developed. This course aim to contribute to the education and training of PhD-students and professionals and looks at recent developments of activity enhancing urban spaces and the potentials for taking local action in a participatory manner. The range of actions include interventions for healthier food options, urban gardening actions, aquaponics and actions for increased physical activity. The course looks at multi-level and multi-component interventions and is aimed at giving tools, methods and intervention approaches that can affect the totality of the local community food- and activity scapes.

 

 

 

Strukturalisme/poststrukturalisme: element, atmosfære, ambiens, topologi – endnu større potentiale for den aktuelle forskning i arkitektur og design?

Tovholdere

Anders Michelsen

Lektor PhD, University of Copenhagen

Ekstern Lektor, Bygningskunst, By og Landskab, KADK

Adjungeret Professor, Arts and Creative Media, James Cook University

http://kunstogkulturvidenskab.ku.dk/ansatte/?pure=da/persons/164624                  

Øvrige undervisere

Ida Engholm og Kirsten Marie Raahauge

ECTS                  

3,5

Dato                  

D. 6.-10. februar 2017

Tilmelding      

Senest d. 6. januar 2017 til Karen Margrethe Laursen, klau@kadk.dk

Deltagerantal

Min 4, max 15.  

Beskrivelse

Næppe nogen anden teoretisk strømning i efterkrigstiden har haft –  og har –så stor betydning for nutidig forskning i arktektur og design som strukturalismen og poststrukturalismen, som man kan fornemme i den allestedsnærværende relevans af en tænker som Gilles Deleuze, indenfor disse fagområder.

 

Kurset præsenterer et helt nutidigt perspektiv ift strukturalismen og poststrukturalismen og uddyber deres baggrund.

Dels udviklede strukturalismen (Lévi-Strauss, Lacan, Barthes, Piaget) en original teori/metode baseret på begreber som betydning og struktur, i videre forstand system – denne tankegang ligger bag mange forskellige synspunkter i den nutidige forskningsdebat indenfor design og arkitektur. Inklusive den nye interesse for æstetik, der forsøger at bestemme temaer som for eksempel atmosfære og erfaring som strukturer, der kan beskrives og anvendes.

Dels udviklede poststrukturalismen (Derrida, Foucault, Deleuze, de Certeau mfl.) en mere dynamisk og åben variant af strukturalismen, fra 1960erne til 2000erne, der i dag er kernetemaer indenfor de kreative uddannelser, samt humaniora og socialvidenskab, f.eks. i fokus på aktualitet og virtualitet.

 

Disse positioner spiller i dag mere præcist ind i aktuelle debatter om æstetisk erfaring og kropslig sansning, atmosfære og ambiens, sansende ‘fylde’ og ting/materiebegreber, mediering og social kontekst, kreativitet ogkompleksitet:

Kurset beskriver over fire dage væsentlige aspekter af strukturalismen og poststrukturalismen baseret på: a. Tekster der giver overblik og sammenhæng, b. Teksterder repræsenterer originale bidrag, samt c. Tekster der peger på relevansen for nutidig designforskning og arkitekturforskning.

Kurset vil yderligere have tre konkretiseredetemaer, der hver behandles på en dag.

1. Mediering, aktør, netværk, topologi;

2. Æstetik, element, performativitet, kreativitet;

3. Ting, artifice, mattering, stuff.

 

Kurset er baseret på oplæg om formiddagen og øvelser/debatter om eftermiddagen, med udgangspunkt i de tilmeldte ph.d.-studerendes projekter.

Tilmelding til kurset kræver indsendelse af den studerendes projektbeskrivelse. Ikke andet. Denne vil blive anvendt som udgangspunkt for processer, der under kurset muliggør en reflektion over hvordan kursets temaer kan bruges direkte til at udvikle den studerendes projekt, uanset baggrund og fokus.

Kurset henvender sig til forskerstuderende fra design og arkitekturområdet, men kan med fordel tages af forskerstuderende fra humaniora og socialvidenskab.

Deltagerne vil få tilsendt en kursusplan samt andet relevant materiale på deres email umiddelbart efter tilmeldingsfristens udløb.

 

 

 

Methodology and Experiment

Tovholdere

Mette Ramsgaard Thomsen og Martin Tamke

ECTS                  

1,5

Dato                  

7.-8. november 2016

Tilmelding      

Senest d. 6. november 2016 til doch@kadk.dk

Deltagerantal

-

Beskrivelse

This Sci Course Methodology and experiment introduces ESRs to established research methodologies with a focus on experimentation and the inclusion of material evidence. The course presents, discusses and critically reviews methods employed in research-by-design and parallel these with interdisciplinary methods from engineering and physical science in which experimentation is central. We will make use of the INNOCHAIN web platform for the sharing of reading material, and for the written tasks and exercises.

http://innochain.net/methodology-and-experiment/

 

 

Academic Writing - Writing an Article

Tovholder

Anna-Vera Meidell Sigsgaard, ph.d.

ECTS                  

3

Dato                  

25.-27. januar 2017

Tilmelding      

Senest d. 16. december 2016 til Karen Margrethe Laursen, klau@kadk.dk

Deltagerantal

Min. 8 max 12

Course Aim
The aim of this workshop is to introduce participants to aspects of academic writing of scientific articles in English in terms of grammar and structure as related to genre and function, while providing time for participants to work on their own articles.

The course is inspired by a functional grammar and genre-based approach, and will include examples of generically appropriate sample texts with related exercises, as well as structured writing time for participants to work with their own texts.

The course will be taught in English; however, participants are welcome to ask questions and do group work in Danish.

Full participation earns 3 ECTS points.

 

Prerequisites

In order to participate in the workshop, participants must have at least started the writing process – this can be as little as having written an abstract and/or a disposition over what the article will address, or as much as a rough draft  or sketch of the article.  It is recommended for participants to have at least a few paragraphs written (they can be drafts, or sketches), as these will be the basis for particpants’ revision/writing exercises. Time will be made available each day to revise, write and edit your article draft during the workshop with sparring from the other participants and from the instructor.

Participants are expected to have a working level of written English language skills at the tertiary level. This workshop focuses on genre specific language patterns in academic writing and is not a language course as such.

 

Contributions

·         Participants must bring a computer / tablet and a USB memory stick for working on their own and other’s drafts.

Readings

·         Relevant literature and readings will be made available during the workshop as well.

 

Course content

Course content will cover the following topics, prioritized depending on participant needs:

·         Genre and text style in articles and papers

·         Writing an abstract

·         Moving from more spoken-like to more written-like, academic language

·         Text structure at the whole-text, paragraph and clause levels

·         Text density and clarity

·         Punctuation and citation

 

 

 

Methods, Strategies and Tactics in Design Research

Tovholder

Emanuele Naboni

ECTS                  

5

Dato                  

6.-10. marts 2017

Tilmelding      

Senest d. 6. februar 2017 til Karen Margrethe Laursen, klau@kadk.dk

Deltagerantal

Min 4 max 12

Syllabus

The aim of this course is to support PhD students wishing to conduct research within the Design Disciplines. The purpose of the course is to support the development of a thesis structure that comprehends a logical set of design inquiries, strategies, methods, and tactics (techniques). The course begins with students presenting the state of the art of their work. Either students have just started their thesis, or they are completing it,  each of them will develop, or further reinforce, their own PhD research work with the essential, iterative process by which research question(s) are formulated. 

 

Students will be exposed to the vast range of research strategies available and suitable to the diverse array of topics germane to Design Research (e.g. qualitative research design, correlational, experimental, simulation, case studies, mixed research, etc.) thus understanding which methods suits their PhD research. When coherent, participants will be seeking ways to marshal the benefits of two or more research strategies applied to their investigations. A comprehensive discussion of the strengths and weaknesses of each of the strategies, when applied to each of the PhD works, will be discussed.

 

 

With the contours of each of the thesis research strategy and methods bounded within the first days, participants will finally examine some of the common tactics (specific techniques) for information gathering,  analysis and processing relevant to Design Research. Participants will detail their work within the week of the course, thus building coherence and continuity between their system of inquiry, strategies, and tactics. The course is as an aid in clarifying the nature and structure of each PhD thesis, helping to define and sustain its essential quality.

 

 

Kursus i ph.d.-vejledning

Tovholder       

Thomas Harboe, ph.d. og centerleder, Københavns Universitet. Thomas har 20 års erfaring med universitetsundervisning og har skrevet bøger og artikler om universitetspædagogiske emner. Han arbejder til daglig som leder for et universitetspædagogisk center under Københavns Universitet.

ECTS                  

1,5-2

Dato                  

21. og 22. marts 2017, begge dage kl. 9.15-16.00.

Tilmelding      

Senest d. 21. febuar 2017 til Karen Margrethe Laursen, klau@kadk.dk

Målgruppe

Kurset retter sig mod både ph.d.-vejledere og ph.d.-studerende. Kurset kan fungere som en fin forventningsafstemning mellem ph.d.-vejleder og ph.d.-studerende i tilfældet af at begge parter deltager i kurset. Men kurset kan også gennemføres uden at begge parter er tilstede.

Deltagerantal

Min 6 - intet max

Indhold            

Kurset vil behandle temaer som vejledningsforholdet, procesvejledning, socialisering, spørgeteknik, kollegasamarbejde og regler og aktører på området. Kurset har som mål, at deltagerne:

·         opnår viden om ph.d.-vejledningen formelt og processuelt

·         forstår den kompleksitet, som ph.d. vejledning indgår i

·         kan bringe viden fra kurset ind i egen vejledningspraksis og

·         er i stand til at reflektere over egen vejledningspraksis fremover

Form

Kurset veksler med korte oplæg, plenumdiskussioner, case-øvelser, rollespil, interview m.m.

Forberedelse

1.       Deltagerne skal før kurset orientere sig om, hvilke retningslinjer, regler og hjælpemidler, der er gældende og til rådighed på deres eget fag. Forbered gerne spørgsmål til ph.d.-skolelederne herom (ph.d.-skolederne vil være til stede ved dele af kurset).


2.       Deltagerne skal formulere og indsende  minimum to cases, der beskriver svære situationer i ph.d.-vejledningsforløbet (max. 5 linjer per case). Casene skal være autentiske, men skal samtidigt være anonymiseret således at casene kan uddeles og diskuteres på holdet. Casene skal sendes til tha@samf.ku.dk senest onsdag den 15. marts 2017 og vil på forskellig vis blive inddraget og behandlet i kurset.

3.       Følgende tekster anbefales som relevant læsning (ikke obligatorisk):

  • Rienecker, Lotte, Harboe, Thomas, Stray Jørgensen, Peter (2005): Vejledning – en brugsbog for opgave- og specialevejledere ved videregående uddannelser. Samfundslitteratur. En grundig universitetspædagogisk bog om opgave og specialevejledning. Bogen fokuserer på de vejledningsforløb, der findes på BA og KA-niveau, mens Ph.d.-vejledning fylder mindre i bogen.
  • Handal, Gunnar; Lauvås, Per (2006): Forskerveilederen. Oslo, Cappelen Akademisk Forlag. / Velskrevet, grundig og opdateret bog, der dækker stort set alle aspekter af ph.d.-vejledning.

 

Eventuelle spørgsmål kan rettes til Thomas Harboe på tha@samf.ku.dk.

 

 

 

Exploring Fieldwork

Tovholdere

Thomas Binder, Joachim Halse

ECTS                  

7,5

Dato                  

18.-21. april 2017

Second seminar/Workshop: August 22 - 25, 2017

Third seminar: October 25 - 26, 2017

Tilmelding      

Senest d. 15. februar 2017 til Karen Margrethe Laursen, klau@kadk.dk

Deltagerantal

Max 10

Beskrivelse 

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,  Malmö University School of Arts and Communication and Swedish Agricultural University, Dept of Landscape 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 2017, one workshop and one seminar during the autumn semester 2017. 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, 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 and adjunct professor SLU, Dept of Landscape Architecure; 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).

 

 

Byforståelse

ECTS                  

3,6 ECTS fordelt på: 2x0,3 ECTS (symposiedage) og 3,0 ECTS(læsning og opgavebesvarelse)

Dato                  

9. maj og 9. juni 2017

Deltagerantal

Min 6 – max 10

Indhold            

En række forhold såsom landskabelige forhold, politikker, økonomi, kulturelle praxisformer kan ses som formmæssigt medkonstituerende af byers fysiske organisering, ligesom de medvirker til at forme vores forståelse af byer.  Sådanne forhold kan altså forstås som indikatorer, der vidner og fortæller om forhold og parametre som ikke nødvendigvis udspringer af egentlige byplanmæssige eller designrelaterede overvejelser, men som alligevel kan siges at være medproducerende af byers rumlige udformning.

 

Kurset fokuserer på, hvordan man opnår en større og dybere forståelse af byen og dens rumlige organisering ved at undersøge nogle af disse indikatorer gennem oplæg og diskussion.

 

 

Kurset falder i tre dele:

1.     1-dags symposium med introducerende oplæg

2.     Læsning og opgavebesvarelse

3.     1-dags symposium med præsentation af opgaver og diskussion

 

 

Ad. 1:

Kursets første symposium dag introducerer til kursets emne og til opgaverne. Introduktionerne har til formål at danne en fælles forståelse og danne afsæt for de individuelle opgavebesvarelser.

 

Ad. 2:

I perioden mellem symposiedagene læse en række udvalgte tekster og der skrives en opgave (opgaveformulering følger) (max. 6 A4sider)

På basis heraf udvælger kursus- og oplægsholdere nogle af de afleverede opgaver til præsentation og diskussion på kursusdagen.

Alle deltagerne forbereder en 10-15 min. Power Point/Pdf præsentation af deres afleverede opgave.

 

Ad. 3:

Symposiedag 2 består af præsentation og fælles diskussion af de afleverede opgaver.

 

Det forventes at alle deltagere, og oplægsholdere, medvirker på begge symposiedage og at alle deltagere afleverer den skriftlige opgave.

 

 

Kurset henvender sig til arkitekter og andre fagprofessionelle med et igangværende ph.d. projekt indenfor by- og landskabsstudier.

 

Læringsudbytte:

Introduktion til og diskussion af forskellige former for byforståelse.

 

 

 

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