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Censor Report Master's Theses Evaluation: Chalmers University of Technology 2014
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå School of Architecture. (Laboratory of Immediate Architectural Intervention)
2014 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

My general impression after 3 days of intense and hectic activity and exposure to many different kinds of work is that of an extremely diverse production. The Master’s Theses produced at the Department of Architecture at Chalmers are very different not only in their themes and issues but also in their formats, procedures and in the very definition of the thesis as a “thing”.

Far from seeing this as a problem, I consider this one of the most interesting aspects and one of the strengths of the school and its production. Against an ever-growing trend towards profiling and specialization, and especially an illdriven demand for standardization in the name of quality, I find it not only refreshing and brave but also paramount that the school maintains and encourages an environment in which many different understandings of a Master’s thesis coexist and even challenge each other. I have seen interesting text-based, written theses that are pure research and reflection; complex research projects with an associated design proposal; purely formal and material speculations and explorations through the development of very specific building assignments; urban interventions within well defined and researched social contexts; research reports with an emphasis on sustainable development; and a few other…

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2014. , 27 p.
Keyword [en]
Master's Theses Evaluation, Architectural Pedagogy
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-108519OAI: diva2:853371
Available from: 2015-09-13 Created: 2015-09-13 Last updated: 2015-10-22Bibliographically approved

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