Basel Study Abroad Seminar: Communicating Architecture, The Architect as Author and Editor

The Course is a discussion forum as much as a hands-on lab – to debate the conditions of communication in architecture and the transition from the analogous to the digital; to analyse and exercise the process of editing: selection, structure, sequence and transformation of content. The Course will also introduce students to the book and its exclusive attributes and its potentials as a medium for the communication of architecture. Editorial conditions and design rules have changed since the book shows its formerly unique media position with new and challenging offers. The Course will analyse the differences between analogue and digital media and their ability and limits in expressing and transforming architectural atmosphere and offer students the possibility to experiment with personal content. Half-day excursions and studio-visits will be part of the program.