Syllabi are theory's infrastructure. While they are not the same as the essays, lectures, books, case studies, films, and other media organized by them, they can and should be seen as theoretical contributions in their own right, and subjected to the same degree of critical reflection, scrutiny, and innovation. Syllabi set a program for study, give structure to vast networks of ideas, and define an interpretative stance on the world. Focusing our attention on syllabi-which texts they include, and how they are organized and framed-offers a window into larger problems facing the field of architecture theory today. A focus on syllabi suggests that pedagogy is not secondary to theory, but that rethinking how we teach and learn theory might be central to how we theorize anew.

Theory's Curriculum, a project by e-flux Architecture and Joseph Bedford, is produced with the support of the Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative; Virginia Tech Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, College of Architecture and Urban Studies, and School of Architecture + Design; School of Architecture, Syracuse University; John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto; Department of Architecture, Wentworth Institute of Technology; and Department of Architecture, Iowa State University College of Design. Special support for the project in its initiation, fundraising, and guidance was provided by Joseph Godlewski.

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Antonio Furgiuele and Matthew Allen

This syllabus frames the production, transmission, and understanding of architectural knowledge through theoretical discourse. Each session theory...
This syllabus responds to two current tendencies within the architectural profession: first, the increasing globalization of architectural...
Ivonne Santoyo-Orozco, Jeremy Lecomte, and Jake Matatyaou
What are the sites that architecture must navigate today? How can these sites speak not only about contemporary architectural production but also...
Whether one is born in Hyderabad, Tangiers, Volgograd, or Bogota, the most critical problems of life are increasingly universal in nature. This...
Bryan E. Norwood, Ginger Nolan, and Elisa Dainese
One basic way to challenge architectural theory to think globally is to challenge it to think beyond itself. Thus, this syllabus aims to connect...
Joseph Godlewski

Throughout history and across cultures, architects have engaged in intellectual debates about the built environment. They’ve grappled with the...
Marrikka Trotter, Gabriel Fuentes, and Joseph Bedford
This syllabus sets canonical architectural histories and theories in dialog with non-canonical texts that challenge, renegotiate, and/or otherwise...
Nick Axel, Joseph Bedford, and Nikolaus Hirsch
Theory’s Curriculum is a project by e-flux Architecture and Joseph Bedford, featuring the collaborative work of Matthew Allen, Joseph Bedford,...
Category
Architecture, Education, Globalization
Subject
Knowledge Production, Academia

Theory's Curriculum, a project by e-flux Architecture and Joseph Bedford, is produced with the support of the Global Architectural History Teaching Collaborative; Virginia Tech Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, College of Architecture and Urban Studies, and School of Architecture + Design; School of Architecture, Syracuse University; John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design, University of Toronto; Department of Architecture, Wentworth Institute of Technology; and Department of Architecture, Iowa State University College of Design. Special support for the project in its initiation, fundraising, and guidance was provided by Joseph Godlewski.

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