Critical Historiography


Critical Historiography examines the role of history in architecture and the operative relations between architectural history, education, research and design practice. In the contemporary global cultural industry the role of architecture has taken on significantly new forms.

To understand these new terrains we need to re-think the role of architectural history. What is the relevance of history and theory in design production? What role does it have to play in the architectural education? These questions underline the importance of a critical view upon the application of historical knowledge in practice. The built environment is to a large extent constructed through the use of history. Likewise the identity of the profession is created through collective memories and discourse formation. As a fundamental force in processes of creating ideology, politics and identity, history needs to be constantly unveiled.



Projects

Architecture and Philosophies in Turmoil - The Case of France Post '68. A Critical Interpretation of the Relation between Social and Architectural Change, (Sten Gromark)

The Architecture of Allotments: Suburbia across the Urban Landscape, (Jennifer Mack with Justin Scherma)

Architectural Practice and Spatial Justice. Towards a Theoretical Framework for a Critically Engaged Architectural Practice, (Maria Ärlemo)

Architecture's Red Tape, (Erik Sigge)

Costume Drama, (Katarina Bonnevier, Thérèse Kristiansson)

Cri-Fi: Setting the Scene, (Katarina Bonnevier)

Critical Historiography, (Helena Mattsson)

Functional or modern? On the preference for rational explanations in the historiography of Swedish modernism, (Christina Pech)

Hybrid Frameworks Case Study in Chisinau, Moldova – Post Soviet Planning Processes, (Bojan Boric)

Models of the Past. Architectural Reconstructions in Modern Sweden, (Victor Edman)

Modern Heritage and the Democratic Dilemma, (Victor Edman)

Reconstruction of the Welfare State – Restructuring Swedish Post War Housing Kitchens, (Erik Stenberg)

Restoring the Welfare State, (Thordis Arrhenius)

Revolution as the Moment of Silence. The Encounter of Formal and Informal and the Revolutionary Aesthetics, (Sepideh Karami)

The Architecture of Deregulations: Politics and Postmodernism in Swedish Building 1975-1995, (Helena Mattsson, Catharina Gabrielsson)

The Integration of Critique, (Tahl Kaminer)

The Technological Sublime: Slussen, Katarinahissen and Wenner-Gren Center, (Frida Rosenberg)