Decolonizing architecture: Continuation course


Decolonizing Architecture continuation course (60 ETCS-credits) offers course participants that have completed the course the previous year, to solidify the individual and/or collective research projects formulated during the first year of the course. The continuation course aspires to develop a sustainable, equalitarian, and diverse research environment, and to encourage development of emergent research practices within the course. During the course the students will have the opportunity to deepen the collaboration with relevant institutions and actors encountered during the previous year. 

Practical information 

The course is divided into two modules during one academic year: 

Module 1 – Decolonizing Architecture A, 30 ECTS-credits (Autumn semester). Module 2 – Decolonizing Architecture B, 30 ECTS-credits (Spring semester). 

The teaching is conducted in individual and collective tutorials. In order to pass the course students must submit a mid-term assignment, take an active part in individual and collective tutorials, and make a public presentation at the end of the course. 


This course is open only to students who have completed Decolonizing Architecture (year 1) Admission is assessed on the results of the first year as well as a letter of motivation, that together forms the application. The letter should clearly state how the candidate intent to actively develop the individual and/or collective research emerged during the first year. 

Candidates should be open to experimental forms of collective production which challenge individual authorship, and to an open-ended process oriented towards material and immaterial outcomes. The course requires that participants can efficiently manage independent study and production time between course blocks. 

Application closes: Tuesday 5 May 2020, 23:59.


The course is led by Alessandro Petti, professor in Architecture and Social Justice in collaboration with Marie-Louise Richards, lecturer in Architecture and enriched by the contribution of advisors and invited guests.

Alessandro Petti,
Marie-Louise Richards,