MArch Architecture degree at Iceland University of the Arts

The MArch Architecture degree at Iceland University of the Arts trains students to be socially-aware designers, exploring collaborative methods of creating architecture.

School: Iceland University of the Arts
Course: MArch Architecture degree
Location: Reykjavík, Iceland
Course dates: August 2023 to June 2025
Application deadline: 12 April 2023

We know one thing – what got us here will not get us there. The challenges of our time call for new radical, responsive, and revolutionary types of education.

The two-year master's in architecture MArch at the Iceland University of the Arts is devoted to the exploration of the meaning and scope of architecture and architects' multiple societal agencies.

Together, students and teachers explore of the collective and collaborative nature of "architectures" – rather than singular architecture.

Architectures are intended as critical processes of enquiry, vehicles for raising social awareness, tools for imagining and advancing agendas of social justice, and as collaborative projects aimed at living together harmoniously.

The goal of the MArch is twofold. Firstly, to support students in developing knowledge, skills, traits, attitudes, and behaviours necessary for becoming critical and caring societal agents who are able to relate to each other as diverse and equal beings.

Secondly, to build a strong community of teachers and students in architecture who explore together the wonderous possibilities that the field of architectural research can generate.

We use Iceland and its unique context as our laboratory for design exploration without forgetting that each place is deeply interconnected with the world.

Applications to this course have now closed.

Top image: student project titled Fiskeldi Þorlákshöfn (Fish farming Þorlákshöfn) by Davíð Snær Sveinsson, who complete the degree in May 2023.

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