STUDY GUIDE 2018/2019 -TILBURG

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art & culture

economics

architecture 3

planning 2

core 3

research 2

critical thinking 2

impact

urban theory

urban society

worldschool

winterschool 3

urbanism 3

out of the box

practice portfolio 3

wildcard

sustainable design

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Tutors

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EU Qualifications

2018-2019

URBANISM 3, Urban Culture & Form

2

3

3

9 weeks, Tuesdays from 19:30-21:30 pm

 

KNOWLEDGE ASSESSMENT

LECTURES

 

b

 

 

CONTENT

Urbanism deals with the interaction of society and the built environment. Hence Urbanism studies and/ or designs the character of urban life, organization, problems, etc., as well as the physical needs of urban societies, or city planning. This dual position in urbanism is researched in a thesis in which the influences of political circumstances, social conditions and processes as well as technical conditions is related to actual urban forms, designs and the processes that lead to its creation. In this thesis the relevance of these conditions for the urban form and design are sought and explained. In an individually chosen subject, the relationship of its cultural surroundings and its appearance is clarified within the thesis. The emphasis is placed on the motivations, and objectives of the planning operations. By analyzing and embedding design results in the social context, it is examined whether they are a typical expression of a culture.

The thesis is the final preparation for the graduation project.

 

LITERATURE

Basic Literature (from reference List)

a) Hall P., Cities in Civilisation, New York 1998

b) Landry C., The Art of City Making, 2006

c) Glaeser E., Triumph of the City: How Our Greatest Invention Makes Us Richer, Smarter, Greener, Healthier, and Happier (Penguin Press), 2011

 

Course specific literature and Suggested reading:

Depending on the specific thesis and research questions

 

 

 

 

RESULTS

The final result at the end of the course is a written report containing all the relevant research elements (hypothesis, research questions, methodology, and bibliography).

 

Students are participating in discussion during the lectures, by developing their own principles in urbanism and by bringing them forward during debate. Finally a paper with a broader reflection and a statement concerning their view on their position in current urbanism is written. The paper has approximately 750 words.

 

EXAMINATION

Thesis, the students have to deliver a copy of their research at the end of the course. Argumentation in which the students are showing their capacity to evaluate, reflect, interpret and translate knowledge, data, analysis and sources into a relevant research is assessed

 

OBJECTIVES

List of course objectives:

1. Ability to develop and operate a thesis

2. Developing insight in the relation of urban form and urban culture

3. Developing insight in the cultural processes leading to urbanity

 

b, c, e, i, l

 

COMPETENCES

DESIGN, level 2

RESEARCH, level 3

PROFESSIONALISM, level 2