Friday, October 17, 2014

Lecture 18 - Fri Oct 31 (09-12) Hossainzadeh

The lecture below was supposed to have been held earlier (on Oct 9), but had to be postponed. We still think Milad's message is both relevant and very important to you in the project phase of the course. I have discussed the contents of the lecture with Milad and we have reshaped it so that it will better fit where you are in your projects at this point in time - one week before the mid-crit presentation. The new lecture will therefore become a mix of a lecture and a seminar where you will get the opportunity to directly work the ideas that Milad presents to you. Do also note that Milad will be one of the external guests who will attend the mid-crit event on Nov 7 and give you feedback on your project concepts.


Time & Place: Friday October 31 at 09-12 in Q2.

Guest: Milad Hossainzadeh, Dip.MArch 

Title: Exception = Exceptional - alternative futures through big picture thinking in a creative process 

Talk: What happens to an idea when approached from different angles and different views at the same time?  How can systematic "root thinking" allow you to ask the first questions about a specific problem? Is there a limit of how far you can take an idea?  What then are the social, cultural, economical, political, technical and ecological consequences? This lecture will explore how lateral and root-thinking can highlight an exception and a specific event in time which expands our perception of what is possible to bring onboard into a concept for a future. In order to push forward, we will expose the consequences of the exception and create temporary realities where we allow for a critical discussion to take place. The lecture aims to involve debate and discussion as well as spontaneous questions, so please feel free to jump in!

AboutMilad Hossainzadeh is a young architect who was born in Iran, grew up in Sweden and partly in London where he received his Masters from UCL The Bartlett School of Architecture. He is currently based in Stockholm, working at the leading Scandinavian architectural firm White where he works on national and international projects with parallel design processes. His current focus is on large scale urban planning projects with social sustainability. His design approach often starts with an idea on communication and systems thinking, meaning he always looks for a theme and a bigger picture that includes the long term effect on people and cities. He is involved in several affiliations and events in the Stockholm area and shares his time as a board member of the Urban Land Institute for young leaders in Sweden.

LiteraturePlease take a look at:
- Kim, S (1990), "Interdisciplinary cooperation" (available in Bilda).

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