PhD: Acceder al conocimiento a través de la especulación proyectual


  • Pau Bajet Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB-UPC); School of Architecture, Art and Design at the London Metropolitan University.

Palabras clave:

Doctorado proyectual, conocimiento proyectual, proyecto como investigación, aprendizaje especulativo, investigación prospectiva


Esta comunicación quiere traer al centro del debate académico algo que no podemos dejar pasar: ¿en vez de emular otras disciplinas, por qué los arquitectos no permitimos que la praxis devenga una herramienta central en la investigación doctoral? ¿Por qué algo tan familiar como la especulación proyectual no puede formar parte de una crítica y prospectiva indagación cualitativa? Estas preguntas aluden a la necesidad de aproximaciones transdisciplinares a los doctorados arquitectónicos. Prácticas concernidas por formas entrelazadas de conocimiento tácito y explícito, que anteponen lo relevante a lo verificable; un sendero metodológico que trata de construir puentes entre teoría y práctica. Esta comunicación empieza delineando desarrollos previos en este campo de investigación y sigue explicando la experiencia cercana de un doctorado en curso, con el objetivo de sugerir la investigación a través de la especulación proyectual como una herramienta valiosa para acceder a ambiguos aun vitales sustratos de conocimiento arquitectónico.

Biografía del autor/a

Pau Bajet, Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Barcelona (ETSAB-UPC); School of Architecture, Art and Design at the London Metropolitan University.

Arquitecto. Profesor Asociado al Departamento de Proyectos Arquitectónicos en la ETSAB-UPC y profesor del Social Logics Workshop en el MIAD, ETSALS-URL. Doctorando en la London Metropolitan University, premiado con ‘La Caixa’ Fellowship (2015). Anteriormente ha sido profesor visitante en la Birmingham BCU. Después de trabajar en el despacho de David Chipperfield Architects en Londres, co-funda el estudio de arquitectura Bajet Giramé en 2017, cuyo trabajo ha sido reconocido con el premio del AJAC (2018 y 2020) y el Gold Award Best Architects (2017).


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