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Political Architecture: Critical Sustainability

Master (2 years) of Architecture, 120 ECTS
Architecture, design and visual arts

Institution Royal Danish Academy - Architecture, Design and Conservation
Campus Copenhagen
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 7000 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


Political Architecture is our primary object and concern – a question and a statement in one. If politics pertains to the guidance and advancement of resources and forces in society, political architecture builds on an awareness of architecture complicit with politics – that is, its more or less directly designated role in political regulations of society and social life. Yet what architecture can do reaches beyond deliberate politics. Specifically, we ask what architecture does and can do in regions on the planet where critical attention toward matters of societal resilience and development are more urgent than elsewhere. Thus, Critical Sustainability recognizes an urgent political task: to question the currently prevailing doctrines of architectural sustainability and to develop intellectually probing and architecturally daring alternatives.

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About the Degree

Education at PA:CS is structured after the yearly cycle. The defining event is the fieldwork expedition, which for each year targets a new destination and lasts for approx. three weeks, usually in October-November. Students’ project work focuses for the rest of the year on a particular site discovered during fieldwork.


Applicants with a bachelor degree in architecture from a nationally recognized school of architecture are eligible for admission.

Prospective students should also be aware that English language proficiency is expected at a level where you are able to read academic literature and engage freely in conversations.

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Tuition Fee

Non-EU/EEA/Swiss degree students will be eligible to pay tuition fee. Students on an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

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Application date
Mar 01
Start date
Sep 01


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