Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Contact Hours: 1x2 hour lecture per week; 1x2 hour tutorial per week
Total Time Commitment: Not available
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|Core Participation Requirements:
|For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this course are articulated in the Course Description, Course Objectives and Generic Skills of this entry.
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CoordinatorDr Anoma Pieris
Environments and Design Student Centre
Ground Floor, Baldwin Spencer (building 113)
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
|This subject explores how significant political changes over three centuries – the 19th, 20th and 21st, have impacted the built environments of non-Western countries and former colonies, asking how these transformations may be read through the disciplines of architecture and urbanism. Topics are periodized according to pre-colonial and colonial periods; nationalism and the cold war; and late capitalist and neo-liberal globalization; shifting the emphasis from race to politics and to economic change. The objective of this subject is to gain a comprehensive view of history through the lens of the non-Western built environment and its critiques as it developed against or in parallel with Euro-American Modernism.
Theoretically, this subject will engage with postcolonial explorations of the colonial city, anthropological investigations of the vernacular and the contemporary city as analyzed by cultural and urban geographers. Each section will include surveys of the key architectural texts that deal with these issues, and critical essays that review these texts and their contribution.
Students will be asked to present on their essay topics in week 12.
Students are required to attend a minimum of 80% of classes.
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Master of Architecture
Master of Architecture
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