Embracing Transitions Master´s Thesis Exhibition 2017

Embracing Transitions Master´s Thesis Exhibition

​Welcome to three days of architecture! Invitation to Master's Thesis Exhibition at Chalmers School of Architecture.

Opening of the exhibition May 30, 2017 at 5.30 pm.
The exhibition will be open until June 5.
Location: Vera Sandbergs Allé 8, entréplan. Fd Vasa sjukhus, hpl Kapellplatsen

9 ways to embrace transitions:
Take it all in.
Put people into it.
Plan it. Scheme it.
Feel it. Experience it.
Improve it. Adapt it.
Find a new way around it.

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Open seminars from May 31 (10 am) until June 2 (12 pm).
Open Seminar Schedule 2017 Spring >>
Welcome to the Summer Exhibition 2017 at Chalmers School of Architecture!
During the academic year 2016-2017 we have worked with transformations. Many things around us are in flux and it calls for strategies for adapting to and directing ongoing changes. The theme of this exhibition is ‘Embracing Transitions’. This can be seen as a very appropriate theme for any exhibition of architecture, but also for the current situation in society.

Architecture is to some extent always engaged in transitions. It can be transitions from a brief to a design, from drawings to the building, from programmed activities to physical spaces, from material constructions to meaning and experiences. Architecture always deals with existing contexts and built environments, which are transformed, re-interpreted and put into transitions into the future. Today, more than ever, we also need to engage in transitions of society into more sustainable forms and urban configurations.

Transitions often involves uncertainties, complexes of factors or difficulties to fully control where they will lead. But since architecture is so involved in this, architects are well trained to deal with transitions, to work with complexities and to act with insufficient information, and yet direct efforts to materialise well-functioning wholes. Architects and their capacities are therefore also very much needed in the current societal situation.

Our societies and cities are currently very much in states of transitions, and in several ways, so are also universities and education. We need to transform our environments and communities to become more accessible, equitable, environmentally and socially sustainable. For that we need new knowledge and new ways of training future designers and decision-makers – in a broad meaning and on many levels – so they are able to address the now global challenges in their local, networked contexts. Universities are regrouping, re-designing themselves, and so is Chalmers. In all this, the capacities, methods and creative approaches of architects – and especially the young ones – are both required and will provide necessary contributions to lead the transitions. The designerly knowledge and skills of architects are more needed than ever.

So, let us embrace the transitions – and with them as a point of departure, join forces to design our common futures.

Fredrik Nilsson, former Head of Department of Architecture until 1 May 2017
Angela Sasic Kalagasidis, Vice Head of Education at ACE
Kia Bengtsson, Head of Programme in Architecture
Karl-Gunnar Olsson, Head of Programme in Architecture and Engineering
Daniel Norell, Director of Master´s Programme Architecture and Urban Design
Emilio Brandao, Director of Master’s Programme Design for Sustainable Development

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Abstract summary and final semianr schedule 2017 Spring

Published: Mon 15 May 2017. Modified: Mon 22 May 2017