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Nordic Studio: Designing Urban Public Places 7.5 credits


Course Description

An intensive studio introducing students to the Scandinavian-Nordic context and region, focusing on the public realm with attention to the urban form analysis, social life, landscape design and processes of collaborative work in strategic planning and implementation of public space. Students work collaboratively to produce a project that is theoretically rooted in the form of a strategic urban design public space project on the city level. This course is about rethinking the public realm and designing new public spaces - an urban square or an urban park in the urban landacape. The space should have an actuality in the local political discussion as well as the global discussions about climate and ecological issues but also the issues of human scale, enjoyment, aestethics, history and culture. Public space should be complex and contain a variety of functions and programs for all. The question that will be raised is how can we work according to long-term goals when the public’s mood, expectations and desires change so easily? The question of what should be public spaces, and what our public should be like, is highly political, since we all have different opinions of what constitutes a good life. Can we design and maintain public places for good life based on timeless principles of civic design? Can Urban Design, Landscape Architecture and Urban -Town Planning have a common language and understanding when it comes to design of urban, nature and landscape sensitive places - public realms that should be attractive, enjoyable, engaging, inclusive but also lifelong transformative. [STUDIO WILL FEATURE AND INTERNATIONAL NORDIC STUDY TRIP WITHIN THE PROJECT]

Visit the Nordic Studio: Designing Urban Public Places 7.5 credits page on the KTH Royal Institute of Technology website for more details!

Student Profiles
(Scholarship)

Ax:son Johnson Foundation KTH Scholarships - 4 Awards

Aside from KTH's regular scholarships, the Master’s Programme in Urbanism Studies offers one competitive - nominative fellowship and two scholarship tuition waivers to support students’ academic pursuits. Fellowship and scholarships are awarded based on merit and prior academic accomplishments.The Programme Director and a representative of the Ax:son Johnson Foundation, as well as Director of Studies, will review the applications and select the fellowship recipient and two scholarship tuition waiver holders in late spring 2015. Applicants will be notified whether they have been offered the fellowship/scholarships award by post.

Value of Scholarship(s)

15.000

Eligibility

Fellowship and scholarships are awarded based on merit and prior academic accomplishments.

Application Procedure

Applications need to include three things: letter of intent describing why she/he should be awarded a fellowship/scholarship
transcript of grades and copy of the respective candidates’ university diploma/degree
one academic letter of recommendation/supportAll these documents should be sent directly to the Programme Director at:KTH – Royal Institute of Technology
Att: Dr. Tigran Haas, Director
Graduate Studies in Urbanism
School of Architecture and the Built Environment
Drottning Kristinas väg 30, Plan 1
114 28 Stockholm, Sweden

Further Information

https://www.kth.se/en/studies/master/kth/urbanism-studies/fellowship-and-scholarship-1.511821


(Scholarship)

External scholarships and grants at KTH - 20+ Awards

Scholarships, grants and other forms of financial support are available from the following organisations and programmes. For information regarding eligibility, application processes and deadlines, we advise applicants to visit the individual websites and use the contact information found there. There is a non-exhaustive selection of the major funding opportunities available in different countries, but we also recommend applicants to look into the possibility of obtaining financial support from other organisations.

Value of Scholarship(s)

15.000

Eligibility

Please see Links

Application Procedure

Please see Links

Further Information

https://www.kth.se/en/studies/master/kth/fees-funding/external-scholarships-1.65869


(Scholarship)

KTH Scholarship - 20+ Awards

There are approximately 30 KTH Scholarships available and the award process is based on academic excellence. Receivers of the KTH Scholarship will have their tuition fee waived for the first and the second year, provided that the study results during the first year are satisfactory. Additional funding, for example living costs, is not included in the waiver.To be eligible to apply you must be required to pay tuition fees and have applied for a Master's programme at KTH as first priority. Students with a conditional eligibility are eligible to apply for a scholarship. KTH Scholarships are not available for applicants to Erasmus Mundus and EIT Master's programmes.

Value of Scholarship(s)

15.000

Eligibility

The selection process will be undertaken in parallel with the selection process for admission to the programme. The scholarship will primarily be granted on the basis of academic excellence. Only applicants who fulfill the eligibility requirements of the programme applied for will be considered for a scholarship. After the applicants has been assessed in accordance to the individual programme's selection process an over all assessment of all recommended applicants for KTH Scholarships will be made based on the following criteria: The applicants grades (GPA or equivalent)
The University where the applicants Bachelor's degree was awarded
The selection process and the recommendation of the Director of the applied Master's programme

Application Procedure

The application opens 1 December 2015 and closes 15 January 2016. When the application is open a link to the online application form will be published here.

Further Information

https://www.kth.se/en/studies/master/kth/fees-funding/kth-scholarship-1.72827



Entry Requirements

Studio is part on International Master of Science Program in Urbanism Studies, 60 Credits, One Year at KTH - Royal Institute of Technology, and it can be taken only as a part of this masters program, i.e. the complete program. Three years of studies in city urban planning, architecture, town planning, urban design or landscape architecture. This course is not open to international exchange students.

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