"Paths are the channels along which the observer customarily, occasionally, or potentiality moves. […] For many people, these are the predominant elements in their image. People observe the city while moving through it, and along these paths the other environmental elements are arranged and related."
"The main interest in life and work is to become someone else that you were not in the beginning"Michel Foucault
The structure of the MSc program is a default path system that is based on mandatory and optional courses.
As paths into a city, they are the predominant elements that students follow, observe, study, and live. Mandatory courses run parallel, but with the constant possibility to meet each other through the spatial and mental freedom that each student has.
Side by side, the optional modules give the chance to follow personal interests and passions in order to build an own path.
Paths are default roads that each takes, goes through, observes. They could be a spatial as mental dimensions. Personal and professional experiences, and backgrounds influence the 'journey' as well as destinations, durations and approaches. Each scenario - as each city - has its paths system. Beside the hierarchy of the setup, each actor and stakeholder define theirs priority playing an active role inside the default system.
The structure of the practice and personal scenarios is an overlapping of preset paths generated by different experiences, needs, and programs. The academic experience is the primary road. Theories, simulations, and methods are the base of this cognitive path, which have to be crossed by more practical channels: data, programs, community needs, phases, etc.
Another important layer of paths is composed by Principle and Guidelines that actors can design and follow.