Advanced Architectural Theory

Subject 702-644 (2008)

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Credit Points: 12.500
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2008.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Three hours of lectures and seminars per week
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: 702-305 Theories of Architecture, plus a Level 4 Theory or subject deemed equivalent, and approval of Subject Co-ordinator. Admission to a post-BPD course.
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

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Dr Paul Walker
Subject Overview:

The subject aims to develop understanding of a range of contemporary theories of cculture and their implications for architecture. It also aims to develop critical skills with regard to contemporary design practices and architectural knowledge. The seminar will investigate the interaction of architecture and the ideologies that bear on its production and reception. Contemporary critical theories of culture will be examined in relationship to architectural design practices and historiography. Topics will include cultural production and reproduction; identity and agency in architectural production and consumption; the end of modernity and current architectural conceptions of technology and innovation.

Assessment: Written works to the equivalent of 5000 words.
Prescribed Texts: None
Recommended Texts:

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Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:

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