University of Technology Sydney

11247 Architectural History and Theory: Current Events and Debates

6cp; 3hpw (2hr lecture, 1hr tutorial), on campus
Requisite(s): 11222 Architectural History and Theory: Critique
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 11235 Architecture and Urban Projects



This subject examines how broad societal debates inform and reconstruct contemporary architectural discourse and action. Current events and debates are framed within an expanded historical and theoretical context to link contemporary disciplinary discourse with 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.

The subject centres on the topics presented in a weekly lecture series. These lecture 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 in reference to a larger intellectual and political context.

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Spring session, City campus

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