BU02 INSTITUTION “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Planning Bucharest

Revisiting Communist Architecture

TEACHING STAFF

Professor Augustin IOAN, PhD

SUBJECT AREA   NUMBER OF ECTS CREDITS É CREDIT ECTS=
25 hours of student’s work
3 ECTS
RELATED TO OTHER MODULES     PER WEEK PER SEMESTER
ON LINE LECTURES 12 ONLINE HOURS 1 12
ON LINE TUTORIALS

12

HOURS OF PERSONAL WORK

2

24

OTHER FORMS OF CONTACT Via yahoogroup TOTAL 2 24
MAXIMUM NUMBER OF STUDENTS 12 MAIN SELECTION CRITERIA Interest in the topic and minimal knowledges
DESCRIPTION OF THE CONTENTS OF THE MODULE

The course aims to outline the theoretical thinking behind the urban planning and architecture in the post-war period, focusing on the Central and Eastern Europe while deepening the question of Modern architecture in the post-war Central and Eastern Europe. While in our schools there are courses on the history of Modern architecture and on the Romanian architecture up to the WWII, there are very few approaches on the architectural thinking (critical theory) behind the buildings, and even less on the political events that influences or even determined the architectural and urban planning. There seems to be a sort of retreat behind the “safer” wall of the WWII period, which allows us to discuss openly about brutalism, megastructures, postmodernism, but not about what happened in our countries during the same period, which is still “too close” to us to be “objective”. The course is highly technical and devoted to specific architectural questions, while the seminary (online tutorials) will broaden the discourse to bring forth points of contacts with various other disciplines.

 EXPECTED COMPETENCES AS LEARNING  OUTCOMES TEACHING METHODS EVALUATION METHODS
  1. Historical competences on Modern architecture and the question of totalitarian built environment.
  2. Awareness of “alternative modernities” in Central and Eastern Europe
  3. Researching and writing competences in critical thinking and architectural research.

Online lectures and (depending on possibilities) on site visits with online debates on the various topics. The course relies heavily on online debates and personal interest in related research topics.

Personal research topics developed and presented  (posted) along the semester (50%) and pop-quiz (50%).

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