Architecture and Identity
Deconstruct cultural and historical themes shaping Australia’s nation-wide and local architectural identity. Ponder Australian design with global and post-modernism styles. Unearth and assess universal heritage and conservation issues impacting design.
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- 30 Nov 2020
- 31 May 2021
- 29 Nov 2021
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- critically analyse the historical and cultural context of national and local architecture
- critically evaluate architectural places in terms of cross-disciplinary and contextual relationships
- recognise the relationship between identity and heritage in national and local architecture
- critically evaluate the issues and problems surrounding heritage and conservation.
- Memory, Identity and Architecture
- Introduction to Heritage
- Strangers in a Strange Land
- The Armed Camp
- Marvellous Melbourne
- Sweetness and Light
- The Showgirl and the Priest
- Modernism in Australia
- Nuts and Berries
- The Architecture of Commemoration
- The Contested Past
Level 2 subjects normally assume an introductory level of prior knowledge in this area, eg for this subject the completion of BAS130 Architecture and Culture. Ensure all Level 1 subjects have been completed.
- EquipmentDetails - Access to hardware: webcam, speakers and microphone.
This subject was previously known as Australia, Architecture and Identity.
This subject explores cultural and historical themes in regional design precedents. Through research and site visits this subject examines the development of national and local architecture identity and its present context in global modernism and post-modernism. Global, national, local, and heritage issues impacting on architecture are also investigated in this subject.
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- Presentation (20%)
- Essay (40%)
- Report (40%)
Textbooks are not required.
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