Research & Methods
Faculty: Mathilde Marengo

The second year of the Master in Advanced Architecture, students focus on the  development of an in-depth individual research agenda. The Research & Methods course is a platform oriented to the development of specific scientific skills, acquired through practice, in-line with the learning by doing methodology applied at IAAC, allowing the students to critical thinking and research competencies, to be applied in a personal and independent way to their specific research agenda.

This includes all phases of the research, from designing the thesis itself, the program of study, to practical information on localising sources and databases, defining key research objectives, selecting a methodology, designing and developing experiments, determining a related and selected bibliography, and compiling the thesis delivery in itself, all focussed on understanding and prioritising information.

Research Map, MAA02 Individual Thesis, AlgaeCrete, Student: Fabio Rivera, Advisor: Marcos Cruz, C-Bio.Ma, 2018

The course will be run in a mixed format consisting in short lectures and in class development workshops. Each class/workshop, the students will treat a new subject related to their research development, from planning their research, to methods and skills, research protocols and databases, to the delivery of their thesis.

Research Context, MAA02 Individual Thesis, A+A+A, Student: Pablo Augustin Vivas, Advisor: Peter Trummer with Jordi Vivaldi, The City in the Age of Hyperobjects, 2018

Each worksop will engage with peer to peer assessment with the objective of improving the students’ understanding of the topics and materials presented during the course.