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The success story of the International Balkan University began in 2006. The Foundation for Education and Culture “USKUP” was founded by a group of intellectuals and academicians (scholars) to establish the INTERNATIONAL BALKAN UNIVERSITY as a cultural bridge between the Balkans and Turkey, with the intent of increasing the quality level of human capital in the region.
As a provider of high-quality education, International Balkan University has adopted the mission of educating self-confident, multidimensional, socially responsible and globally competitive individuals. In addition, the university produces high-quality scientific research that will contribute to technological and economic development in the region. With this mission in mind, International Balkan University aims to become a renowned international educational institution that sees cultural diversity as an asset, and that contributes to the development and stability of the Balkans by producing the best professional individuals who are ready to compete in the workforce.
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ARCH 403 – Contemporary Issues in Architectural Theory; Weekly hours 2+1, ECTS: 4
The students will be acknowledged to the spectra of ideas and topics, fundamental for postmodern theoretic discourse, facilitating: development of logic skills and responsible attitude in the thinking and communication ways about architecture; to promote open, free, eloquent attitudes between different architectural and urban ideologies in the current theory and practice; to define the status, nature and the system purpose of architectural theory vs. practice in the real context of contemporary architectural production. This course is a critical overview and introduction to contemporary architectural theories in Europe and aims to establish an understanding of the main theories and positions as they have developed over the course of the past five decades. The course examines contemporary architectural theory and criticism through the presentation and study of significant texts and buildings of the present and recent past. The course is structured in three sections. The preliminary observations establish a platform from which we can begin to understand the field of architectural theory and also the historical context just prior to the period we will be focusing on. The chronological overview aims to sketch out both a theoretical and a cultural over view of the decades from 60s of the 20th century until today. The thematic overview delves deeper into a series of recurring themes that have shaped European architectural theories in the past five decades.
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