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Architecture and Urban Design (Projective Cities)

Architectural Association School Of Architecture

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  • Qualification

    MPhil - Master of Philosophy

  • Location

    Architectural Association School Of Architecture

  • Study mode

    Full time

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  • Duration

    20 months

Course summary

The MPhil in Architecture and Urban Design (Projective Cities) is a 20-month, interdisciplinary research and design programme that examines multi-scalar questions arising at the intersection of architecture, urban design and planning. The programme is dedicated to systematic analysis, design experimentation, theoretical speculation and critical writing, all focusing on the contemporary city. Student projects combine new design and traditional forms of research, while challenging existing disciplinary boundaries and contributing to emerging spatial design practice and knowledge. The programme recognises the need for multidisciplinary knowledge and new, practice-led research training to meet the demands of contemporary architectural and urban practice.

Projective Cities proposes architectural design as a precondition to the conception, realisation and subversion of urban plans.

Projective Cities recognises architecture and the city as a collective form of knowledge, shaped by cultural, social, political and economic contexts.

Projective Cities has been highly successful in preparing its graduates for diverse careers in academia and practice.

Projective Cities is a critical forum to engage with questions of governance and development in the context of global challenges of urbanisation.

Projective Cities aims to respond to current urban, environmental and social crises by rethinking the agency of spatial design and development within specific political, economic, social and cultural contexts.

Projective Cities prepares its candidates for independent research through a framework of rigorous design and research methodologies.

Projective Cities seeks candidates with a desire to develop substantial and original research. It seeks exceptional thinkers, gifted designers and critical writers with an interest in the future of our cities.

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Architectural Association School Of Architecture

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    Architectural Association School Of Architecture, 36 Bedford Square, Camden, London, Greater London, WC1B 3ES, England

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