Diploma projects 2017

Diploma projects from 2017 as well as from a few years back can be viewed under the PROJECTS folder on this website. Enjoy!

Open lecture at BAS Wednesday 30. August at 1430: "My experiences from Shatila refugee camp in Lebanon" by Bjørnar Skaar Haveland

Bjørnar Skaar Haveland will hold a presentation on his experience living in Shatila refugee camp in Lebanon for a year in 2015-16 for a research project on urbanisation architectural identity in protracted refugee camps. Shatila is a Palestinian refugee camp that was opened in 1949 on the outskirts of Beirut, that after almost seventy years houses 30,000 refugees (many 4th generation refugees) and is completely surrounded by the city sprawl. We will talk about the architectural response to a permanent temporality imposed on the Palestinian population, the increased commercialization of the camp and how it interacts and influences the city surrounding it. He wants to share thoughts on methods to map and investigate people's perception of their built environment that can be relevant for some of the mastercourses this fall and have a discussion on architects' role in dealing with underserved populations.

Open lecture at BAS Tuesday 29. August at 1300: Social anthropology in relation to study trip Orchid Island, Taiwan

Olaf H. Smedal will visit the BAS students that ill be leaving for Orchid Island/Lanyu (Taiwan) next month. Smedal is professor at the Department of social anthropology, University of Bergen. He has several years' experience as a fieldworker in Asia (Indonesia), he has an interest in indigenous architecture, and hopefully he has a few tips on how students might proceed during field trip to Orchid Island. Open for all!