SoAD+C Timetable 2012/2013 September 28, 2012Posted by Phil Hudson in : General Information, News , add a comment
2012-2013 Timetable (coordinating all handin dates and times across years 1-5 Architecture programmes)
please note the hand-in dates (and times) for all the various courses.
Department of Architecture and Landscape September 25, 2012Posted by Phil Hudson in : General Information , add a comment
The University of Greenwich Department of Architecture and Landscape is a positive and creative environment that, due its location within the School of Architecture, Design and Construction, is Multi and Inter disciplinary by nature; this puts us in a unique position to equip students to address global environmental and technological challenges and bring to the fore cutting edge approaches to Design and Construction, approaches conceived within the context of an efficient and ethical use of resources.
Our programs aim to address and define new trends and knowledge in the field of Architecture and Landscape; to posit new aesthetic systems and codes of representation for Architecture and Landscape; to facilitate a body of knowledge, both practical and theoretical, that allows students to develop and refine their own design language albeit within a rigorous academic framework.
Our students are encouraged, challenged and inspired in equal measure; we offer an environment where students are able to develop skills and practices that will extend well beyond their time at University, while at the same time we make sure that they are given space to flourish as people.
At University of Greenwich Department of Architecture and Landscape we believe we have a responsibility to look forward; to not only deal with what Architecture and Landscape are and were, but to set an agenda for what Architecture and Landscape could be.
Image: Matt Cannon
Architecture Unit Information for 2012-2013 September 19, 2012Posted by Phil Hudson in : General Information, News , add a comment
Details of Degree and Diploma Architecture Units for this academic year are now available online on the Degree and Diploma pages:
Links to individual Units are down the right hand side of each page.
2012 School Catalogues for Download September 18, 2012Posted by Phil Hudson in : Events and Exhibitions, General Information, News , add a comment
PDF versions of the School Catalogues are available here for download.
Please be aware that these are full size high print quality documents and so are very large downloads.
Digital Studio Christmas Closure December 20, 2011Posted by Phil Hudson in : General Information , add a comment
The Digital Studio computing studios will close at 5pm on Monday the 19th December for the Christmas break.
They will reopen on Wednesday the 4th January 2012.
Have a good break and don’t work too hard.
ARCHITECTURE LECTURE SERIES : Urban trompe-l’oeil as a critical act October 12, 2011Posted by Phil Hudson in : General Information, News , add a comment
- University of Greenwich
- School of Architecture Design and Construction
- Mansion Site, Avery Hill Campus
- Bexley Road, Eltham, London SE9 2PQ
Wednesday 12 October 2011, 13.00
Lecture Theatre M140
How much can visual representations of the city reveal of their object? And, how to represent an object that is by definition multiple and changing, and always escapes the visual while heavily flirting with it? The visualization of the city is never neutral but always already political, even when it is not aimed at direct activism but destined for the art gallery. It is here that subtleties of expression and interpretation can play (and trick) each other, filtered by physical removal and temporal delay. It is here that the social and political critique of the city infiltrates its very institutions and can denounce them from within. Representations of the city that are not only selective of the realities they register, but also performative of ‘other’ spaces that exacerbate and re-compose those realities (fleeting, or so engrained that we no longer ‘see’ them), produce an important critical trompe-l’oeil. The traditional painterly trompe-l’oeil produces the illusion of spaces that are not there as an extension of our space; the contemporary urban trompe-l’oeil produces the illusion of spaces that are familiar and conventionally represented (and therefore perceived in distraction), while in fact it confronts us with city images that we normally do not (want to) see. Masked in established representational conventions and styles, these images include and celebrate those details which, because we are too used to them, are unconsciously edited out: clues of forms of development, occupations and transformations that have long replaced established canons and daily reinvent the contemporary city.
Moving through recent works by artists Emily Allchurch’s (Urban Chiaroscuro), Sohei Nishino (Diorama Map) and Yang Yongliang (Heavenly City), the lecture argues that their images have the power to make us see a city that our eyes do not (yet want) to see: a city of continuity, intertwinings and interpenetrations, beyond the ties of community, the types of architecture and obsolete notions of public space. Beyond recent discourses on a city of fragmented space, gated exclusivity and lost identity, these works define a new form of ‘city-ness’: a city of new continuity, whose essence lies not in objects and in walls that divide, but in a new connective tissue that is yet to be understood. Among other things, they help us to ‘see’ time, the temporal dimensions of city spaces.
Teresa Stoppani (MArch IUAV Venice, PhD Arch&UD Florence) is Reader in Architecture at the University of Greenwich, London, where she coordinates postgraduate Architecture History and Theory. She has taught architectural design and theory at the Institute of Architecture of the University of Venice (IUAV), the Architectural Association London, and the University of Technology Sydney. Her writings on architecture’s histories, theories and representations focus on the relationship between architecture and the city. They range from investigations of the role of mapping in the architectural project to the identification of urban ‘chorality’ and architectural exhibitionism as forces of city-making; from the study of different forms of writing history and addressing the past in architecture, to the reading of G.B. Piranesi’s idea of the city as an anticipation of the contemporary metropolis. Her recent works include the book Paradigm Islands: Manhattan and Venice (Routledge, 2010) and ‘The Architecture of Disaster’, an essay on the complex relation of architecture with the disaster ‘designed’ by war and terrorism (Space & Culture, Winter 2011).