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Subject details

  • Topics
    • Memory, Identity and Architecture
    • Introduction to Heritage
    • Identity
    • 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
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Online Assessment
      • Printable format materials

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. critically analyse the historical and cultural context of national and local architecture
  2. critically evaluate architectural places in terms of cross-disciplinary and contextual relationships
  3. recognise the relationship between identity and heritage in national and local architecture
  4. critically evaluate the issues and problems surrounding heritage and conservation.
  • Assignment 1 - Invigilated Exam (40%)
  • Assignment 2 - Presentation (20%)
  • Assignment 3 - Essay (40%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

  • 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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