What is an architectural thesis? Why should and how could an architectural thesis be advanced? The objective of this course is to develop capacities and skills of final year undergraduate students to conduct research and advance an architectural thesis, which is understood as Spatial Arguments on the nature of relationships between life and spatiality.

For instance, how do specific spatialities produce / erode societal differences and vice-versa (of class, caste, ethnicity, race, gender, age and disability)? How do specific spatialities produce a sense of power, hierarchy and fear? What is the role of spatiality in shaping emotions, behaviours, experiences and practices? If the architectural discipline’s central role is to explore into the imaginations and crafting of space, then spatial arguments help articulate design questions about the nature of space that architects could contribute towards imagining and crafting. For instance, if mass housing has to be designed, then the question for design is not only about efficiency (number of houses, sizes of each house, construction methods, delivery mechanism, etc.) and generic ideas of good living (privacy, social interaction, etc.) but, more significantly,  about questions of eroding differences, creating a sense of home for all inhabitants and diverse familial arrangements, and creating an architecture of  security and care for all groups.
This course places an emphasis on understanding the significance of language and its structure in shaping knowledge about life and spatiality. Hence, it invites students to explore the drawing out of nature of relationships between life and spatiality.  Here, drawing out not only implies making visible the invisible relations between life and spatiality but also an exploration into the narrative structure of the spatial argument using texts, diagrams, architectural ethnographies, statistical analysis, audio, moving image etc. the use of textual, visual and multimedia narratives.

︎Curation & Exhibition Design: Living in a Metaphor
︎ Everyday Environment and Architecture of Exfoliation
︎ Landscape Urbanism: Commons, Designing the Bio-diverse and species Inclusive City
︎ Product Design: Useful And Unuseful Objects
︎ Rethinking spatiality with Bamboo
︎ Spatiality of the Future
︎ Tactical Interventions, Possibilities of Reconciliation Through Design
︎ Technological Sensoriums
︎ 3D Digital Fabrication Drawing out the Everyday: The Scribe and the Labyrinth