Faculty: Manuel Gausa and Jordi Vivaldi

The last few decades have confirmed the evidence of a spectacular change of paradigms in the definition of our spaces of relation, interaction and sociability. These transformations have to do with the current and accelerated growth of the technological capacity to process information, increase communication and multiply the differential definitions of our environment(s).

This change of paradigms is associated with a new Advanced Knowledge whose theoretical frameworks will be investigated in the IAAC-TAK (Theory & Advanced Knowledge // Advanced Thinking and Theory Studies). The investigation comes from the Latin investigare, which derives of vestigium, which means fingerprint. On the one hand, to investigate is equivalent to “go in pursuit of the fingerprint of something”, that is to say, “to go after the track of something” in order to discover it. On the other hand, research means also to explore an uncertain epistemological domain in order to increase the field of knowledge on a certain matter.

Image Credits: IAAC MAA01 Theory and Knowledge Seminar

This seminar will be based on a multidisciplinary approach to the notion of “Time-field” in Advanced Architecture Thinking, which refers to an understanding of knowledge as an underlying field of forces. Taking as a base several ranges of time-fields and based in specific cases of advanced architecture, the seminar will illustrate the challenges of cross-linked thinking related with the complex processing of information and its evolutionary and dynamic projection.

The course will be delivered in lectures, workshops and critical discussions. The target consists in constructing a critical approach towards Advanced Architecture that on the one hand is deeply specific, and on the other hand provides a multidisciplinary approach. Each team of students will produce a reflection of one particular case of advanced architecture in the format of a time-field. At the end of the term, cartography of this time field will be presented beside a public presentation.

Image Credits: IAAC MAA01 Theory and Knowledge Seminar