Thursday, 25 January 2007

Centre for Research Architecture

The Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths College in London is currently an extremely interesting condition, where the reflection on architecture, urbanity and politics is being developed.

From their website:

This new and innovative research centre brings together architects, urbanists, filmmakers, curators and other cultural practitioners from around the world to work on expanded notions of architecture that engage with questions of culture, politics, conflict and human rights.

In keeping with Goldsmiths’ commitment to multidisciplinary research and learning, the centre also offers an alternative to traditional postgraduate architectural education by inaugurating a unique, robust studio-based combination of critical architectural research and practice at both MA and MPhil/PhD levels.

The aim of the centre is to give rigorous tools for urban research and practice to a variety of practitioners from various backgrounds. The work of the centre is based upon the idea of “practice led theory”. Students will pursue individual projects and undertake research and writing that incorporate contemporary Critical Theory, Philosophy and Cultural Studies.

Rather than merely supporting the productive process of architectural constructs, this process involves itself in radical critique of its nature.

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