History + Theory at SCI-Arc is a dynamic field of critical inquiry. Students learn to engage deeply with emerging history and theory as evolving and creative fields rather than fixed canons. The goal is to productively challenge existing notions of architecture’s disciplinary capacities, both past and future. Core lecture courses emphasize the manifold and shifting narratives from which architectural thought is shaped, while equipping students with the expert reasoning and rhetorical skills needed to engage in the discourse themselves. Elective seminars at SCI-Arc are collaborative incubators for new architectural ideas, during which each student is asked to participate in the risky work of rigorous research and inventive projection.