TYPE OF ACTIVITY PhD Course
24mar(mar 24)14:0025(mar 25)14:30PhD CourseDesign Research for Urban Landscapes – Theories and MethodsPhD Seminar and Masterclass14:00 - 14:30 (25) TYPE OF ACTIVITY:Ekstern kalender,Intern kalender,PhD Course
Within the spatial design disciplines such as landscape architecture and urbanism, ‘research through design’ as a tool and practice have often been neglected. This is due to the specific and
Within the spatial design disciplines such as landscape architecture and urbanism, ‘research through design’ as a tool and practice have often been neglected. This is due to the specific and projective character of design. Specific issues are difficult to translate into transferable ‘universal’ knowledge and projections are hard to evaluate, which can make it challenging to meet the standard criteria of research. How can researchers in the design field overcome this perceived barrier and utilise ‘designerly thinking’ as a way to contribute towards innovative research? If embedded appropriately in the established research process, research through design has a huge potential for producing creative and intuitive knowledge that could be particularly relevant today. Its inherent transformative and projective characteristic can be useful in our current complex entanglement of social, environmental and economic challenges. This impending need for synthesising complexity is pushing traditional scientific disciplines in the search for other means to reconnect with real life, with real people and their contexts. Thus, the role of the researcher as a designer has never been more relevant, and time has come to transfer this designerly knowledge into the domains of science.
In their newly published anthology Design Research for Urban Landscapes – Theories and Methods (Routledge 2019) Martin Prominski and Hille von Seggern along with a number of authors describing theories and methods used in PhD research is making a strong and valuabale contribution to the development of design research. Since PhD students from the Aarhus School of Architecture have been engaged with the research environment around Studio Urban Landschaften network from which the publication draws, we are delighted to be able to present the book and host this masterclass in continuation of it.
The masterclass is a call for projects that are working with design research in urban landscapes with a focus on design methodology. The aim of this close-knit two-day masterclass is to provide a much needed companion to the theories, methods and processes involved in doing designbased research. The masterclass will be facilitated by leading researchers in the field of landscape and urbanism, hosted by Aarhus School of Architecture, which has a special focus on research through/by design. It is specifically aimed at researchers undertaking PhD research to provide a clear foundational pathway and applied approaches to help use design methodology in their research.
Course instructors bio:
Martin Prominski is a full professor and chair of Designing Urban Landscapes at the Leibniz University Hannover, Germany. He has a PhD from TU Berlin (2003) and is a registered landscape architect. His current research focuses on design research strategies, enhancing urban landscapes and integrative concepts for nature and culture. He is a member of the Studio Urbane Landschaften, an interdisciplinary platform for research, practice and teaching on urban landscapes, and the co-founder of the Sino-German Cooperation Group on Urbanization and Locality Research.
Hille von Seggern is a landscape designer, artist, registered architect and urban designer. She works and advises on ‘crossing-field-projects’ in Hille von Seggern & Timm Ohrt AlltagForschungKunst and Studio Urbane Landschaften cooperation projects. From 1995 to 2008 she held a full professorship at Leibniz University in Hannover, Germany, and in 2005 founded together with Julia Werner, the Studio Urbane Landschaften as a think tank for research, practice and teaching.
Please sign up by emailing: Mia Mimi Flodager, email@example.com
Please attach a short description of your research project and how you plan to utilise design research methods for urban landscapes (maximum of one page, 500 words).
Deadline for signing up: 3 February 2020
The total number of participants: Up to 6
Reference text: Design Research for Urban Landscapes – Theories and Methods. Edited by Martin Prominski and Hille von Seggern. Routledge 2019.
A detailed reading list will be distributed prior to the start of the course.
24 (Tuesday) 14:00 - 25 (Wednesday) 14:30
Description Play design flourishes these years and is applied in many diverse settings and situations. It is part of toy design and game design whether these are analogue or digital, or
Play design flourishes these years and is applied in many diverse settings and situations. It is part of toy design and game design whether these are analogue or digital, or blended and for children and adults in many ages. It rapidly moves into all
sorts of educational settings from kindergarten to continuing education, and competence development in organizations. It is increasingly used in tourist attractions and museum experiences; in social innovation and healthcare settings; in relation to sustainable change concerns only to name a few. As well, play-based processes and methods are used to foster creativity and innovation among a diverse circle of actors, stakeholders, users, designers etc. broadly in the industry.
The theme of this PhD course takes point of departure in the notion of leaving space for emergence when working with play design, relevant to all domains. We see this as a key understanding across applied settings and as a core understanding of Danish play design. It is an ontology viewpoint where the world is seen as inherently dynamic and not static, but in a constant process of meaning making.
Therefore, departing from causality, predicting and controlling. In such a viewpoint we intend emergent patterns to occur and allow it to unfold to create the conditions for imagination and meaning making.
With the participants we explore the play spectrum from the left side of self-initiated, completely unstructured occurring activities to the right side of structured, highly progression oriented and instruction based ludic formats. We seek to understand what are the specific constraints and conditions across applied situations and how to strike a decision-making balance in the development of play design to allow for emergent patterns and unforeseen imagination.
We invite all PhDs with an interest in play design to join this course.
The PhD course is offered by Design School Kolding featuring: Professor Helle Marie Skovbjerg (Design School Kolding), Associate Professor Sune Klok Gudiksen (Design School Kolding, LAB Design for Play), Professor Tilde Bekker (Eindhoven Technical University & Design School Kolding), Hanne Jensen (LEGO Foundation).
- Aim: The students gain new understanding of play, both ontological and epistemological, and of different forms, activities, interactions and processes play design can emerge. Moreover, they will explore how play design can be developed and studied, how they can collaborate and how new understandings of play can be used for making design decisions for designing for play in different domains.
- Literature: All presenters/workshop organizers will contribute with core articles or chapters from their publication history. These will be compiled to a single pdf and sent out to the students one month before the course start.
- Preparation: The participants are asked to read all the articles/chapters before coming to the course.
Each of the participants will prepare a two-page description of a play design or activity/situation central for their PhD studies with documentation of their own choice (pictures, video, visualization) for the rest of the participants with the aim to understand specific play qualities based on the theories for the PhD Course.
- Language: English
- Form: A three-day seminar with lectures, teacher and student moderated group discussions, workshops and reflections on individual PhD projects.
- Maximum of participants: 25
- ECTS: 4
- Professor Helle Marie Skovbjerg (Design School Kolding), course organizer: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Associate Professor Sune Klok Gudiksen (Design School Kolding, course organizer: email@example.com
- Associate Professor Tilde Bekker (Eindhoven Technical University)
- Research Specialist Hanne Jensen (LEGO Foundation)
Dates, time and venue:
May 13, 14 and 15 2020.
Design School Kolding, Ågade 10. 6000 Kolding
April 15 2020 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Information about the course to Professor Helle Marie Skovbjerg: email@example.com
Participation is free of charge, and refreshments and a light lunch are provided by the university. However, participants must pay for own travel, stay as well as other food and beverages.
may 13 (Wednesday) - 15 (Friday)
Ågade 10, 6000 Kolding