Prof Albena Yaneva - teaching
|2016/17||RSCH80000||SEED PGR Research Modules||Course Leader|
- Mapping Architectural Controversies (BA Architecture Year 3)
This course bridges the gap between theory and practice. Rather than merely adding external concerns to objective entities, the new perspective to buildings will concern architectural projects in the making, studying the creative process and analysing the performative results of buildings in active use. Students are invited to follow, document, and map (analyse & visualise) a controversy surrounding a particular building. This may involve a design project, a technological or building material innovation, or an architect or community concerned by architectural design. The online teaching platform is dedicated to students and researchers working on debates and controversies surrounding design projects, buildings, master plans, and urban development issues. The platform serves as a database on controversies related to a variety of topics from Science, Technology, Innovation, Design and Urban Planning. It provides tutorial guidance to the Mapping Controversies teaching and learning methods and their relevance to architectural studies and showcases some initiatives in enhancing the public understanding of controversies.
- Exploring Typologies: A Socio-Technical Approach to Buildings (BA Architecture Year 3)
- As a part of my research-informed teaching strategy, I also offer a variety of event-month workshops for MSA students. For example, my latest workshop The Architectural Presentation: Techniques and Politics was based on video materials and interviews, conducted with a British Academy research grant (2008/2009).
- I am actively involved in teaching in the research methods seminars for BArch Students at MSA and I am supervising 7-9 MA dissertations a year