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11247 Architectural History and Theory: Current Events and Debates

Requisite(s): 11222 Architectural History and Theory: Critique AND ((11248 Architectural History and Theory: Urbanism and the City AND 48 credit points of completed study in spk(s): STM90375 Core Subjects BAArch AND 11212 Architectural History and Theory: Orientations AND 11216 Architectural History and Theory: Modernity and Modernism))
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 11235 Architecture and Urban Projects



This subject examines contemporary debates through which the present day condition of architecture is examined, explored and constantly re-construed within a greatly expanded field. To assist a more profound understanding of the issues involved, it embeds these discussions within an extended historical and theoretical context. In this, it partly relies on the basic historical and theoretical knowledge presented in previous subjects.

The subject is intended as preparation for entry into research-related subjects in the context of the Master of Architecture program and, more generally, for academic writing and investigation-led practice. It introduces students to basic research methodologies, scholarly writing and the organisation of related visual material. It results in the production of a short paper and its presentation at a final student symposium.

It is structured around a number of topics introduced through lectures. Each topic forms the focus of a seminar group that engages students in debating the topic and critiquing their own work as well as that of others. Seminar group tutors support and direct students in their investigations.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus

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