Watch a presentation of the master's programmes here.
At the Laboratory of Immediate
Architectural Intervention, we believe that our only option
is to understand, critique, intervene in, and devise the various
apparatuses which are enmeshed in our enactments of the world as
human beings and therefore as architects in order to qualitatively
transform the worlds we
Our work questions one of architecture's apparatuses - the
oft-persistent mirroring and representation of spaces of neoliberal
agendas - and develops transversal, diffractive methodologies that
produce effects in exchange with, and to transform, sites.
The Laboratory interrogates an expanded notion of site. Sites,
as apparatuses, are made, not 'given'. Real local, regional,
national, and global issues transverse the laboratory's practices
of performative, immediate intervention in, and transformation of,
space in 'real time and place'.
The Laboratory broadens the architect's range of activities, and
empowers its community through its members' ability to actually
make a difference. This making a difference entangles us ethically
and politically in the world.
The program is led by Oren Lieberman (Guest Professor) and
Alberto Altés, and includes a number of studio-based courses in
which students engage in independent research and study, workshops,
lectures, reading seminars, study visits, and
intervention/projects, often with the help of guest faculty and
The program is articulated with additional courses on technology,
history and theory, run by Thomas Olofsson and Roemer van Toorn as
well as with guest participations from local and international
architects, artists and lecturers, other faculty from the Art
campus, local institutions and public figures.
Previous guests at LiAi:
Roger Tudó and Claudi Aguiló (HARQUITECTES and dataAE,
Barcelona), Susan Kelly (Goldsmiths, London), Joan Vila-Puig and
Elvira Pujol (Sitesize, Barcelona), Aida Sánchez de Serdio (UB,
Barcelona), Per Nilsson (Konsthögskolan Umeå), Javier Rodrigo
(Transducers, Spain), Francesco Apuzzo and Axel Timm (Raumlabor,
Berlin), Linda Stoian Cassens (Swiss Architecture Museum), Roland
Spolander (Konsthögskolan Umeå), Olle Forsgren (City Architect