General Information



The course consists of three seminar modules (the first three days, last one two days: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday) and takes place at the KTH School of Architecture, Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm (Module 1 + 2) and in collaboration with the UMA School of Architecture, Umeå University at the Royal College of Art, Stockholm (Module 3).

The course is headed by Meike Schalk (KTH) with Roemer van Toorn, and the assistance of PhD candidate Vasily Sitnikov (KTH) and developed in close collaboration with experts and invited guests for each module. Every seminar – module – will be devoted to one specific framework (as explained above) and will include introductory and specialized internal and public lectures besides working sessions – editorial meetings – where we discuss the readings, your submitted blog, analysis of communication projects and discuss possible form(at)s of your research content.


Before each seminar begins participants will be expected to upload blog posts to the ResArc-communication course weblog. For each seminar a reading list, and projects to analyze will be made available to all participants through the website. Besides comparative critical analysis of publications and exhibitions, critical readings and interpretive blogs, we ask each participant to “form(at)” his/her own research according to the knowledge and experiences s/he gained through the course. Besides preparing work in advance for each seminar, work will be further developed, produced, discussed and reviewed in collaboration with the guest professors and coordinators invited.

Assessment (Teaching-Learning Activities)

Participants will be required to respond to a series of minor exercises across the three modules by using a combination of image (diagram, collage, models and so forth) and text. These exercises will be discussed in class and uploaded to the communication course Blog.

Participants will be invited to actively contribute to the editorial meetings which are held besides the different introductions and (public) lectures during each module.

As initiated in the philosophy course participants will be asked to create a “Conceptual Guidebook”. You are encouraged to compile the activities and exercises undertaken across the three modules as a “Guidebook” that highlights your specific research questions. Add to your Conceptual Guidebook a title, a contents page, an introduction, and responses to discussions, readings and exercises across the three modules. This will be compiled as a PDF document and emailed to Meike Schalk (, Roemer van Toorn (

Course credits

Participants can achieve either 5 or 7.5 credit points for this course.

To achieve 5 credit points participants are required to attend 2 modules, and complete two blog and module assignment. To achieve 7.5 credit points participants are required to attend 3 modules and complete the presentation assignment

Active participation in the seminar is required, including the submission of 2 of 3 blogs on the website and reworking of own research (it can be an article, the draft dissertation, video, photography, or other media that are an essential part of the research) during the three modules. At the final module – for an extra 2.5 credits – each individual PhD students can present her/his dissertation communication format.

Key dates

November the 21st, 22nd and 23rd, 2018 at the KTH Stockholm.
Communication Course Module One – Publishing Architecture. Cultural production Gearbox

February 20st, 21st, 22nd, 2019 at KTH Stockholm
Communication Course Module Two – Exhibiting Architecture. The Architecture Exhibition Complex.

March (date to be confirmed) 2019 at Royal College of Art, Stockholm (to be confirmed)
Communication Course Module Three – Presentation Conference. Conclusion-Examination.


The content, time schedule and pre-course module assignments will be presented by email, and published on the communication weblog, to everybody enrolled for the course.