Professor Gordana Fontana-Giusti lectures at the RCA

Professor Gordana Fontana-Giusti will present a new theoretical interpretation of Leon Battista Alberti’s work on 5 February at 18.30 at the Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London SW7.

Alberti, Walls, Walling and the City.
The focus of this talk is on the effects of the displacement of the city walls in the gradual process of ‘crystallisation’ of urban space from the fifteenth century onwards, looking at the underlying dynamics of public space within the city, whereby the visible physicality of walls contains and sometimes belies the invisible logic of their effects. 

Her related article has been published in The Journal of Architecture.

KSA offers two PhD Scholarships

The Kent School of Architecture is pleased to offer TWO postgraduate scholarships for 2013.  The School of Architecture is inviting applications for two fully funded PhD scholarships at the University of Kent. The scholarships will cover full-time fees at the Home/EU rate and will include an additional maintenance bursary.

Topics: Architecture, Urbanism, History & Theory, Sustainable Environment

Description
The Kent School of Architecture is pleased to offer TWO postgraduate scholarships for 2013.  The School of Architecture is inviting applications for two fully funded PhD scholarships at the University of Kent. The scholarships will cover full-time fees at the Home/EU rate and will include an additional maintenance bursary of approximately £13,590 per year.  The students will join a group of lively PhD researchers and will benefit from a vibrant postgraduate culture in the Kent School of Architecture.
The successful students will receive regular supervision from members of the supervisory panel, and will participate in the general training provided by the School of Architecture and the University of Kent Graduate School.  In addition, they will be fully supported in research and career development, and there will be opportunities for gaining teaching experience.

The applications could be on any aspect of architecture, urbanism, history & theory and sustainable environment.

Full details can be found at http://www.kent.ac.uk/architecture/courses/phd.html
Requirements

  • A good degree (2:1 or 1st) or Master’s degree in Architecture, or another related discipline.
  • An advanced knowledge and understanding of one or more of the above disciplines.
  • Strong grasp of qualitative and quantitative research methods
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Deadline
The deadline for applications is Thursday, 31 January,  2013.

For more information
For further enquiries about this project please contact the School of Architecture Post Graduate office by email v.friedman-46@kent.ac.uk or telephone 01227 824205 or Prof. Gordana Fontana-Giusti (g.fontana-giusti@kent.ac.uk or 01227 824700).

http://www.kent.ac.uk/scholarships/postgraduate/departmental/architecture.html