Organised by the PhD programme

PhD Table of Contents

Series: Symposium
Date: Friday 5 October 2018
Time: 14:00
Venue: Lecture Hall
Running time: 210mins mins

The PhD Table of Contents Symposium aims to examine the different routes of research undertaken at the AA by focusing on not what the research is, but how the research is formulated. In literature, the significance of the table of contents is that it is a ubiquitous mode of sequencing thoughts, processes, and working methods. It reflects how the diverse elements of what is about to follow are associated, simultaneously reflecting on how the author’s thought processes are structured. The symposium will reflect on the phasing of work, and the role that the table of contents plays in organizing ideas, methods, and texts. AA PhD researchers will open the discussion on how doctoral research genres currently undertaken at the AA are conducted through presenting the table of contents of their research rather than the content of the research. Presentations and discussions aim to expand on and celebrate the methodological diversity that predominantly defines contemporary architectural research. 

The event is organised into three sessions based on different approaches to research. Each session will be followed by a roundtable discussion.

Session 1 - Repository-based Research: a form of investigation of original records identified, located, and interpreted in archives, libraries, etc.

Session 2 - Field-based Research: a form of place-based investigation of events or sites conducted in-situ.

Session 3 - Studio-based Research: a form of practice-based investigation conducted in a hands-on environment such as laboratories, etc.

2.00pm: Opening Words by Mark Morris (Head of Teaching and Learning)
2.05pm: Session 1: Repository-Based Research
David Hutama (PhD Candidate, HCT), Sofia Krimizi (PhD Candidate, H&T), Ricardo Pereira (PhD Candidate, H&T), Álvaro Velasco Pérez (PhD Candidate, HCT), chaired by Maria Fedorchenko (Unit Master, Dip 8
3.05pm: Session 2: Field-based Research
Andrea Goh Shu Hui (PhD Candidate, HCT), Mohammed Makki (PhD Candidate, EmTech), Hyun-Jae Nam (PhD Candidate, EmTech), chaired by Ricardo de Ostos (Unit Master, Inter 3)
4:00pm: Tea and Coffee break
4:10pm: Session 3: Studio-based Research
Georgios Eftaxiopoulos (PhD Candidate, CA), Arturo Revilla (PhD Candidate, HCT), Milad Showkatbakhsh (PhD Candidate, EmTech), chaired by Monia De Marchi (Head of First Year)
5:10pm: Plenary Discussion and Closing Words with Mark Morris
6:00pm: Drinks Reception

All lectures are open to members of the public, staff and students unless otherwise stated.

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