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11247 Architectural History and Theory: Current Events and Debates

6cp
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

Undergraduate

Description

This subject examines how broader societal debates re-construe contemporary architectural discourse and action. These current events and debates are framed within an expanded historical and theoretical context to link contemporary disciplinary discourse with the basic historical and theoretical knowledge presented in previous subjects.

The subject is intended to specifically prepare students for entry into the Master of Architecture program and generally prepare them for an investigative-led academic writing practice. It introduces students to basic research methods which encompass scholarly writing and the organisation of related visual material. For this reason, the subject asks students to produce a short conference-length paper and present a film.

The subject centres on the topics presented in a forum-styled lecture series. These forum topics present a selected set of events and debates within a theoretical and practice-based framework. These topics also set the agenda for the seminar discussions. Ultimately, these topics are selected to encourage students to debate, interrogate and critique their own work through the work of others.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus


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