The MA Research Architecture is for graduates from a range of disciplines who want to examine how architecture can engage with questions of contemporary culture, politics, media, ecology and justice and question whether spatial practice can become a form of research.
Why study MA Research Architecture at Goldsmiths
- You’ll join a group of students and practitioners from a wide range of backgrounds, experiences, and disciplines and have the opportunity to work collaboratively and benefit from peer-to-peer learning under the guidance of a tutor.
- You’ll combine studio work with theoretical research in either the Research Architecture (RA) or Forensic Architecture (FA) studio stream of the MA.
- Lectures, seminars, and workshops will equip you with grounding in critical spatial practices and related areas of inquiry.
- The theoretical module provides thorough coverage of the historical, philosophical and technological aspects of the intersection of space, power, and conflict in light of changing geopolitical conditions.
- There are several workshops on the programme. These day-long participatory events are led by invited guest speakers with specific expertise in the field.
- In general, Research Architecture students develop their own approach and conceptual frameworks, whereas Forensic Architecture students tend to work more directly with the methods developed by the Agency. If you are interested in investigating a condition than the RA studio might be more appropriate, whereas if you wish to research a specific incident or singular event than the FA studio is a good choice.
- Decisions as to which studio stream you will follow take place in week 5.
- For those who choose the Forensic Architecture studio you will be able to work with the Forensic Architecture team through a placement.
- Graduates of the MA will be well-suited for doctoral research or able to pursue a career in the areas of architecture, design, journalism, law, filmmaking, art and curating to name a few.