IT-55 Philosophy and Architecture – Fundamental Notions

The Faculty of Architecture / Architecture
4th Year, sem 2, 2021-2022 | Optional Course | Hours/Week: 2C | ECTS Credits: 2
Department:
History & Theory of Architecture and Heritage Conservation
Course Leader:
lect.dr. Ștefan Vianu
Learning outcomes:

This course handles fundamental notions at the crossroads between philosophy and (the theory of) architecture. By completing this course the students will be able to understand architecture in the context of the European culture, namely to talk and write better about architecture using notions which they will comprehend clearer.

Content:

Architecture is not mere building but creation of spaces and of man himself in his own world. We will dig deeper around this this idea by developing the following notions. Space: Mythic Space; Geometric Space, Space of the Living Body. – Time, History, Historicity (“Critical Regionalism”) – What is Modernity? – Utopia (Myth, Ideology, Utopia ) – The Life-World – The Idea of Culture (Bildung) – The Idea of Dwelling – Communication, the Era of Communication – Collective Memory – The Technological Society

Teaching Method:

online (zoom)

Assessment:

written examination

Bibliography:

Cassirer, The Philosophy of Symbolic forms. 2. Mythical thought; W. Dilthey: EricNelson, “The World Picture and its Conflict in Dilthey and Heidegger” ; K. Frampton, “Towards acritical regionalism” – J. Habermas, Modernity, An Incomplete Project”; Heidegger, “The Age of theWorld Picture”–– P. Ricoeur, “Ideology and Utopia as Cultural Imagination”; M. Tafuri, Architectureand Utopia – Husserl, The crisis of European Sciences and Transcendental Phenomenology; D.Hyder (ed), Science and the life-world ; Heidegger, Being and Time – Gadamer, Truth and method –Heidegger, “Building, Dwelling, Thinking”; Norberg-Schulz, „The Concept of Place”; Bollnow,Human Space; – A. Codoban, The Era of Communication ; J. Baudrillard, „The Ecstasy of Communication” – Halbwachs, The Collective Memory – J. Ellul, The Technological Society

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