University of Technology Sydney

11222 Architectural History and Theory: Critique

Requisite(s): 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.



The subject investigates key themes in the history and theory of architecture after WWII to consider how modernism has become the subject of critique. The lectures outline a thematic approach and provide critical analyses of specific examples and places, demonstrating how architecture’s disciplinary concerns have been shaped by an engagement with broad social, cultural and political events. Themes addressed may include: urbanism, culture, consumerism, technology, environment, practice, globalisation, pedagogy, race, gender, power, politics and ideology.

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Spring session, City campus

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