Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design is currently offering a free online course, The course is called The Architectural Imagination. From your own home, it offers access to Harvard's world-class Architectural faculty teaching the fundamentals of architecture.
The ten week self paced course is designed to teach how to read architecture as a cultural expression as well as technical achievement. Through hands on exercises and video presentations, students can reach an understanding of architectural drawing and typology and learn something of architectural history.
The course is available now and ends on May 30th, 2018.
The course focuses on technology and the manner in which it shapes architecture. The course description indicates: “You will discover ways that innovative technology can enable and promote new aesthetic experiences, or disrupt age-old traditions. You will witness architecture’s ways of converting brute technical concepts into meaningful perceptions and textures of daily life.
Students can elect to enrol in the online course free of charge or pay US$99 to receive a verified certificate upon completion of the course.
Click here for a link to Harvard’s page with enrolment information:
Lisa Haber-Thomson is an Instructor in Architecture and is currently a PhD candidate in Architectural History and Theory at Harvard University.
Michael Hays is Eliot Noyes Professor of Architectural Theory at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, as well as Interim Chair for the Department of Architecture.
Erika Naginski is Professor of Architectural History at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, where she serves as Director of the OHD program in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Urban Planning.
Antoine Picon is the G. Ware Travelstead Professor of the History of Architecture and Technology and Director of Research at the GSD. He teaches courses in the history and theory of architecture and technology.