University of Technology Sydney

11247 Architectural History and Theory: Current Events and Debates

6cp; 3hpw (1.5hr lecture, 1.5hr seminar), 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 broader societal debates re-construct 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.

The subject centres on the topics presented in a forum-styled lecture series, followed by discussions. Topics set the agenda for tutorial discussion and writing tasks. Students debate, interrogate and critique their own work through the work of others.

Typical availability

Spring session, City campus

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