This series of online workshops shall support 2nd semester Master Media Architecture students to understand how to build an academic research paper, that is in response to their working semester projects. Students will fundamentally be able to construct a precise, and concise research paper that indicates a good ability to critically understand a specific subject, through in-depth research. Within these intense workshops students will be able to develop their critical perspectives by understanding what it means to analyze, interpret, and respond to preliminary research, and learn the importance of creating a central argument (thesis statement) within their papers. The overall aim of these workshops is for students to gain the knowledge of knowing how to narrow their critical perspectives; gather specific research attached to their interested topics; be able to generate analytic questions, and discourse within their found research; and produce a well structured, extensive piece of researched text.
These series of lessons, and written assignments, are focused on supporting students to have further confidence, when it comes to thinking/writing critically about their Media Architecture projects. At the end of the course, Master students shall be required to submit a critical research paper that indicates their ability to analyze subjects, and critical debates attached to their semester projects. Final research papers should be able to indicate the students ability to gather precise research, and supporting material for their argument, while responding towards pre-existing research, that fundamentally places their critical analysis towards contexts related to Media Architecture, and beyond.
Building a research paper shall be composed of 6 intense workshops at 3hours each. Included within this course shall be 15 independent consultations with 2nd semester students -if required. As these consultations throughout the whole sommer semester shall be fundamentally given to 4th semester (thesis) media architecture students, who have expressed to myself that independent consultations with them, within their writing period of their thesis, shall be of great support for them. As former students of mine, I am already well aware of their theses and as such consultations with them would, I am already well prepared for in-depth and precise feedback. - Building a research paper - 6 lessons (18hours) - Individual Consultations - 15 x 45min each. - Times and Dates - TBC.