80 113 GK1 Writing Excersises

Prerequisites

Det kreves ingen forkunnskaper utover opptakskrav i studieprogrammet.

Recommended prerequisite knowledge

The seminar Exercises in writing s mandatory for first year students who have passed Examen Philosophicum.

Course content

Drawing on material spanning from extracts from novels, poems, journalism and criticism to art works, films, buildings or exhibitions, the small writing exercises is about pinning down details and fragments in which a wider world of architecture and design might be mirrored. We look at the way in which architecture and design is evoked and depicted within different literary, historical and artistic contexts.

The students will learn to zoom in on particular details, and give precise descriptions of spaces, buildings and objects as presented in different media and genres. The writing exercises aims at cultivating genre sensitivity and help the student to identify the way in which architectural form and design appears outside architectural discourse.

Learning outcomes

Kunnskaper
Ved gjennomført studium skal studenten;
The students will learn to zoom in on particular details, and give precise descriptions of spaces, buildings and objects as presented in different media and genres. The writing exercises aims at cultivating genre sensitivity and help the student to identify the way in which architectural form and design appears outside architectural discourse.

Ferdigheter
Ved gjennomført studium skal studenten;

Generell kompetanse
Ved gjennomført studium skal studenten;

Working and learning activities

Every Monday the students will be presented for a text, an image, a film, etc. The assignments might vary a bit from week to week, but normally the student will be asked to hand in a maximum two pages text, to be reviewed by the teacher and presented for the group.

The seminar is not based on lectures; rather it revolves around presentations and discussions in the seminar. After having been revised and rewritten, the student will make a selection of all the text handed in during the semster texts, and produce a little book. The final reviews will assess both the quality of the written texts and the book design.

Professor in charge

Mari Hvattum

BS, 2015-04-07