Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2012.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject is not offered in 2012.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Up to 4 hours a week (48 hours total) |
Total Time Commitment:
Entry into the Melbourne School of Design or approval from the subject coordinator.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|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 subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
Environments and Design Student Centre
Ground Floor, Baldwin Spencer (building 113)
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
This seminar investigates the reception in architecture of modern and contemporary theories of culture, especially in how these have addressed the issue of subjectivity. Theories considered range from Walter Benjamin’s ‘The Work of Art in the Age of Mechanical Reproduction’ (1936) to contemporary conceptions of technology. These theories are examined in relationship to design practices, architectural historiography, and the reception of architecture by its audiences. Topics include cultural production and reproduction; subjectivity and agency in architectural production and consumption; subject identity and the body; the end of modernity and current architectural apprehensions of the virtual and the new.
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Master of Architecture |
Master of Architecture
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