Tampere, Finland

Architecture, Varying Topics: Approaching Pattern Language

when 2 August 2021 - 13 August 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 280

The course introduces “A Pattern Language”, a classical reading in the fields of design and urban planning, written by Christopher Alexander, Sara Ishikawa and Murray Silverstein. The pattern language theory will be approached from the point of view of urban planning and reflected to the everyday environments of today we live in. As course assignments, the students will produce small presentations, studying their own urban surroundings and reflecting them to the theory.

Due to Covid-19 precautions, this course may be arranged online instead of physical for the summer 2021. This will be confirmed by the end of April depending on the situation of COVID-19 around the world.

Target group

University students and graduates from around the world.

Course aim

After attending the course, the student will have a basic perception on “A Pattern Language”. The course will give the student an idea about how theory can be applied into planning and design, and encourage the student to view the built environment from a planner’s point of view.

Fee info

EUR 280: Course fee for students external to Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences.
EUR 0: Courses are free of charge to degree students and exchange students (academic year 2021-2022) of Tampere University and Tampere University of Applied Sciences.


No scholarships available.