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WHAT SHOULD ARCHITECTURE BECOME?
We know one thing - what got us here will not get us there.
The challenges of our time call for new measures, measures that are radical, responsive, and revolutionary. In an environmental clinic for the man-made environment, we want to explore these dimensions, seek the next steps on a collective journey to a sound world. We invite you on that journey through a program that will be an ongoing melting pot of experiments, knowledge, ideas from theorists, thinkers, institutions, practitioners, specialists, artists, and other contributors.
Thinking Architecture explores the critical questioning of important local and global systems and the challenges, the responsibilities, and role of architecture in that context. Thinking architecture brings a diversity of thinkers and institutions into a dialogue with students and teachers for collective reading and discussion. Diverse analytical tools, design research methods and theories that are at the base of the architectural practice are being explored. Thinking Architecture provides a contextual framework that is able to feed, inform and challenge the entire design work.
Making Architecture is about translating theories, knowledge, and suppositions into informed-informative-reactive-sensitive design work. This translation includes: writing, strategizing, story-telling, diagramming, mapping, drawing, model making, digital visualization. Making Architecture is supported by radical thinkers, professional practicing architects, specialists in the fields of the built environment and beyond.
Engaging Architecture is a critical reflection of the studio's research work within a larger context and the translation and dissemination of the body of work towards a broader audience. This is done by exploring different media and settings as public events, exhibitions and publication series.
Studios form the core of the curriculum integrating theoretical and practical work, through the process of research and experimentation their outcomes feed into laboratories.
Hosting Platform is a form of infrastructure designed to foster an exchange of research and knowledge at national and international levels. Through time, it will accumulate the findings of the March community, allowing present and future students and participants to benefit from collective contributions.
Laboratories are long time research bodies led by IAA academic faculty.
The application process is in two steps, first submit the application and then pay the application fee. Please note: It is possible to save the application while working on it.
Applicants should submit a detailed record of higher education up to the present, including programmes of study taken and grades achieved. This may be submitted in Icelandic or English.
Applicants must submit references from two referees, at least one academic reference. Each reference should not exceed one page. The references may be submitted in Icelandic or English.
Applicants for the Master of Architecture must write a short explanation about their decision to apply for this specific programme, and this place, Iceland, and how they see the programme's emphasis tie in with their aims towards a future professional role as architects. The Statement should be written in English.
Applicants must submit a CV of relevant education and professional experience, language proficiency, and general information about the applicant. The CV should be written in English.
Applicants for the Master of Architecture must gather prime examples of their work into a digital portfolio, which they submit with their formal application. This can include a PDF document or links to external websites, videos, audio, images etc. The submitted work should reflect the applicant's character, shed light on main interests, demonstrate skills and competencies, and make it accessible to comprehensively read the applicant's ability for original creation and communication of ideas.