Developments towards Field-specific Research in Architecture and Design: On Doctoral Studies in Scandinavia since the 1970s
Paper in proceedings, 2018
In the decades prior to the mid-1970s, design scholarship relied mostly on mature practitioners who reflected on their life’s work. Teachers were practitioners. The period between the mid-1970s and 1990 brought about an uncritical dialogue with academia, while looking for theoretical and methodological frameworks in established academic disciplines. A polarization between practitioners and researchers emerged. In the 1990s and in the beginning of the new century, a stronger intellectual self-confidence developed among design scholars. Practice, teaching, and research came closer to each other.
Most recent years have shown an even stronger movement towards field-specific research. It coincides with a growing awareness of a continuum from creative practice to scientific research, of the potential of research by art and by design, and of inter- and transdisciplinarity which recognize designerly ways of thinking. A kind of “permeability” between various kinds of practices of architecture and design has been observed.
permeability of creative practices
field-specific modes of research
Halina Dunin-Woyseth von Turow
The Oslo School of Architecture and Design (AHO)
Chalmers, Architecture and Civil Engineering
The Production of Knowledge in Architecture by PhD Research in the Nordic Countries
Architecture in the Making: Architecture as a Making Discipline and Material Practice
Formas, 2011-04-01 -- 2017-12-31.
Innovation and entrepreneurship
Areas of Advance
Building Futures (2010-2018)