- What is Critical Theory?
- Post-Structuralism - Michel Foucault and Architecture
- Pierre Bourdieu and 'the habitus'
- Post-modernism and its relevance today
- The crisis of architectural history
- Post-colonialism in Northern Africa and Latin America
- Architecture: with and without architects
- Architecture and the feminine
- Contemporary architectural theory
- Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
- Online assignment submission
- Standard Media
- Web links
- Resources and Links
- Printable format materials
- Online Assessment
- Assignment 1 - Group Presentation (30%)
- Assignment 2 - Research Essay (40%)
- Assignment 3 - Literature Review (30%)
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
- EquipmentDetails - Access to hardware: webcam, speakers and microphone.
This subject is an introduction to various modern, post-modern and post-structuralist movements and critiques on architecture, centering upon the wider cultural, historical, social, political and philosophical relationships that invest the urban environment. This subject focuses on theoretical strategies of thought, design and critical analysis for use in various urban and architectural situations.
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