University of Technology Sydney

11361 Special Project (Theory)

6cp;
attendance is by agreement between student and supervisor (individual project); via separate document (elective)

Requisite(s): 48 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10271 Bachelor of Design Interior Architecture OR 48 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10272 Bachelor of Design Interior Architecture Bachelor of International Studies OR 48 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10322 Bachelor of Design Interior Architecture Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation OR 48 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10423 Bachelor of Design Interior Architecture Bachelor of Languages and Cultures OR 48 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10004 Bachelor of Design Architecture OR 48 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10413 Bachelor of Design Architecture Master of Architecture OR 48 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10325 Bachelor of Design Architecture Bachelor of Creative Intelligence and Innovation OR 48 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C09079 Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (Honours)
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses.
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Description

Hannah Arendt and Architecture

The German-American philosopher Hannah Arendt remains one of the first and most decisive thinkers of human spatiality. For her, human being cannot be thought other than in its relation to space. Being and appearing in the world with others – i.e. worldliness – are coterminous. While Arendt did not write directly on architecture, the spatial orientation of her work is clear. The aim of this subject is to study writings of hers that bear directly on questions of spatiality and worldliness.

After spending the first five weeks of the semester studying her writings in detail the subject concentrates on a series of topics, listed below, that show the application of her writing in architectural practice. In strategic terms, after developing an understanding of her writings, these ideas are studied in relation to secondary literature. While a bibliography should be developed by students themselves preliminary readings have been provided. Students work in groups on one of the following topics noted below. Time is taken each week for the groups to work together and share their results. These results – which are the assessable outcomes - include individual essays and the preparation of a poster by each group.

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Autumn session, City campus
Spring session, City campus
Summer session, City campus


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