iMAD

Post- Graduate Studio Teaching, Program Development, Head of Program
Location: BTU Cottbus
Year: 2013-2014
Program: Architectural Design, European Planning Cultures, International Exchange
Tags: teaching


iMAD, international Master in Architectural Design, was the working title for a planned master's program developed by Jens Casper for BTU Cottbus. The program would focus on European planning cultures and design methods. The program should be supported by a consortium of different universities across Europe, matching the funding directives of the Erasmus Mundus respectively the Erasmus + programmes of the European Union. Consortium partners should have been University of East London (UK), Warsaw University of Technology (Poland), The Royal Institute of Technology Stockholm (Sweden), Vienna University of Technology (Austria) and Brandenburg Technical University Cottbus (Germany), among others.

iMAD was based on the international postgraduate program Architektur.Studium.Generale initiated at BTU by Dagmar Jäger in 2010, headed by Jens Casper between January 2013 and September 2014. Architektur.Studium.Generale was structured around a series of project-based workshops at the participating higher education institutions: University of Innsbruck (Austria), Tallinn University of Technology (Estonia), École National Supérieure d’Architecture de Marseille (France), Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus (Germany), Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design Kiel (Germany), Tel Aviv University (Israel), Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa (Portugal), Universidad de Sevilla (Spain), Wrocław University of Technology (Poland), and University of the Arts Berlin (Germany).

The final thesis presentations 2014 were held in the Akademie der Künste, Berlin. Both, the development of iMAD and the conduct of Architektur.Studium.Generale were discontinued by a BTU presidential edict 2014.