A fundamental principle of Corpo-real is the intertwining of theory and artistic research. Three main strands are developed for this: Unit, Case and Theory.
All four semesters of the two-year full-time education programme start with a three-week introduction, consisting of the following components: Travel, Intervention and Public. During the ‘Travel’ week, we explore the world, looking for new thoughts, developments, insights. During the ‘Intervention’ week, we will be working from the inside out, in a reflective and contemplative manner. Finally, the ‘Public’ week is when you share your research, visions of the future and designs with the world at large.
Intuitive physicality and research of space focusing on bodies and space, are the main focus of the units. During the first year of the programme you get acquainted with research by making. Different methods and ways of working are introduced. Within the year theme you work on artistic research with your tutors, both within artistic research as in the theory programme.
In the second year the intertwining of the theoretical research and artistic research will consolidate in to the final thesis of the graduation phase.
In the Case-study, you work as a group on an urgent research question with an institutional client. The research questions addressed in the case are challenges which do not necessarily require immediate and concrete solutions; rather, the clients are looking for unexpected new strategies and scenarios. The main teaching methods used are field work, studio days and workshops. Research methods are adopted from other disciplines such as anthropology, writing, scenography or curating.
nterior architects need to be able to introduce and research contemporary themes from a historical and interdisciplinary perspective. Within the Theory strand you first outline a research question and then, after a period of in-depth literature research, develop and write a paper. In four Theory modules with tutors from different disciplines, you will develop reading, writing and debating skills.
For more information on the content and outcomes of our course, check the corpo-real website.
Reflect invites you to connect all the different elements of the programme with your personal goals. Research of oneself is an important topic within this component of the study programme, during the 4 semesters you will work on an Individual Perspective magazine.
The master forum, a three-weekly meeting between all students and the head of the programme, serves as a council where experiences and knowledge can be exchanged between students, as well as a moment of evaluation.
Skills modules are closely connected to the content development of the different strands. Examples of Skills modules are practical research methods, team building sessions, book binding, info graphics, screen printing and professional field preparations.
Twice a year we travel. In September we organise a field excursion to the Venice Biennale: alternating every two years between the Biennale Architettura and the Biennale Arte. This allows you to remain informed and up-to-date on global, current and innovative developments within these domains. In January there is an additional field excursion, with a different destination each year. The main themes for these Travels are orientation within the international professional field, and exchange with students from other international universities.
The Corporeal curriculum consists of 120 EC spread across two academic years.
The results of the various programme lines are published in the form of Studio reports, Case Study reports, and an annual Corporeal report based on the themes of the graduation projects. The above publications are published online on the issuu platform.
Films of results of the various programme lines are regularly published on Vimeo.
The Master Interior Architecture is a part of the Lab based programmes at the ArtEZ Graduate School. Our courses are tailored to fit the pedagogic ambitions of our students, whom have access to facilities across the university. In its current phase Corpo-real collaborates closely with the Human Matters philosophy at the Academy of Art and Design in Zwolle.