Architecture History 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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- 29 May 2023
- 27 Nov 2023
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- critically analyse the historical and socio-cultural context of local, national and international architecture
- critically evaluate architectural places in terms of cross-disciplinary and contextual relationships
- recognise the relationship between identity and heritage in local, national and international architecture
- critically evaluate the issues and problems surrounding heritage and conservation
- actively engage and participate in learning
- • Architecture and Identity
- • Vernacular Architecture
- • Classical Architecture
- • Power and Symbolism (religious, secular, institutional)
- • Control and Urban Realm
- • Colonialism
- • Architectural Heritage
- • Memory and Commemoration
- • History and Heritage Contestation
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.
- Equipment requirements - Audio video equipment required. Access to hardware: webcam, speakers and microphone.
- Other requirements - Access to the internet. Admission to degree required. Provide an email address.
This subject was previously known as Architecture and Identity.
This subject explores socio-cultural, historical and heritage themes in Architecture. Through research and site visits this subject examines the role of Architecture in the development of national and local identity. Global, national and local heritage issues impacting on architecture are also investigated in this subject.
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- Presentation (40%)
- Response (20%)
- Report (40%)
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