Advanced History & Theory 1 PG (9780.3)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| Bruce, Canberra
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Arts And Design|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|School Of Design And The Built Environment||Post Graduate Level|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Examining the realization of various visions of the city since the emergence of Modern movement, and the transformation of metropolis to megalopolis, this unit discusses the historical connection between architecture and the city. Central to this connectivity are the urbanity; the amalgamation of the built and natural in the form of a totality that in many ways disguises the economic, political and cultural forces reforming the city. The unit will explore the Modern and contemporary theories of the city offering a critical understanding of forces shaping the urbanity of contemporary cities.
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Analyse and compare various theoretical approaches to urban design and architecture;
2. Critically evaluate contemporary theories of urbanism;
3. Demonstrate and discuss the complexities involved in architecture's rapport with the city; and
4. Report and conduct individual research and develop analytical skills in writing essays on selected buildings, theory and history, using appropriate conventions of research and writing.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - be self-aware
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
Equivalent units8411 History of Australian Architecture PG
Assumed knowledgeArchitectural knowledge in accord with the learning outcomes of the Bachelor of Arts in Architecture or equivalent.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||06 February 2023||On-Campus||Dr Milica Muminovic|
|2024||Bruce, Canberra||Semester 1||05 February 2024||On-Campus||Dr Milica Muminovic|
Note: The following list is indicative and is subject to change.
Where feasible, readings will be made available on short term loan or via the Unit Canvas site via Reading List.
Additional or different readings and resources may be added over the course of the semester.
W1 (urbanity) intro
Calthorpe, P. (2020) Urbanism in the Age of Climate Change, in LeGates, RT, & Stout, F (eds), The City Reader, Taylor & Francis Group, Milton.
Fishman, R. (2020) Urbanity vs Suburbanity: France and the United States, in LeGates, RT, & Stout, F (eds), The City Reader, Taylor & Francis Group, Milton.
Koolhaas, R. (1995). Whatever Happened to Urbanism? Design Quarterly, 164, 28–31. https://doi.org/10.2307/4091351
Mumford, L. (2016). What is a city? The city reader, Routledge. 6, 110-114.
Wirth, L. (2016) Urbanism as a way of life. The city reader, Routledge. 6, 115- 123.
Alexander, C. (1965). A city is not a tree. Paper presented at the Architectural forum.
Additional option for all that are interested in an Eastern perspective (Japan): Ginsberg, R. (2007) What is a City? Philosophy and the City, State University of the New York Press, 241-249.
W2 The Place
Heidegger, M. (1971). Building Dwelling Thinking (A. Hofstadter, Trans.). London: Harper & Row.
Sharr, A. (2007). Heidegger for Architects. London and New York: Routledge
Pallasmaa, J. (2012). The eyes of the skin: architecture and the senses: John Wiley & Sons.
Norberg Schulz, C. (1980). Genius loci: towards a phenomenology of architecture (Trad. de l'ital.).
Alternative: read Norberg Schulz, C. (1979-1980). The loss and recovery of Place. In: Philosophy and the city. Ed. Meagher, S.M., State University of New York Press: Albany
Chemero, A. (2003). An Outline of a Theory of Affordances. Ecological Psychology, 15(2), 181-195. doi:10.1207/S15326969ECO1502_5
W3 Production of space
Debord, G. (1994). The Society of the Spectacle (D. Nicholson-Smith, Trans.). Camebridge & London: MIT Press.
Harvey, D. (2020) The Right to the City, in LeGates, R. T., & Stout, F. (Eds.). The city reader. Taylor & Francis Group.
Debord, G. (1957). Report on the Construction of Situations and on the International Situationist Tendency's Conditions of Organization and Action. (K. Knabb, Trans.). Paris.
Lefebvre, H. (1991). The production of space. Cambridge, Mass., USA;Oxford, OX, UK: Blackwell.
W4 OOO+ Assemblage
De Landa, M. (2000) A thousand years of nonlinear history, Zone Books, New York, pp. 25-56.
Mitrovic, B (2011) Philosophy for Architects, New York, Princeton Architectural Press. pp. 165-173.
Howard, E. S., & Osborn, F. J. (1965). Garden cities of to-morrow (Vol. 1st MIT Press paperback). Cambridge, Mass: M.I.T. Press
Rowe, C. and Koetter, F. (1983) Collage City, MIT Press, pp.11-31.
Le Corbusier. (2016). A Contemporary city. The city Reader. 6, 379-387.
Le Corbusier (2007) The Pack-Donkey's Way and Man's Way and A Contemporary City, in The Urban Design Reader, eds. M. Larce and E. Macdonald, pp. 66-75.
Wright, F.L. (2016). Broadacre City: A New Community Plan. The city Reader. 6, 388-393.
Rossi, A. (1982). The Architecture of the City. Cambridge, Mass: M.I.T. Press, 1-51
Jacobs, J. (1961). The death and life of great American cities. New York Random House.
Jacobs, A., & Appleyard, D. (1987). Toward an urban design manifesto. Journal of the American Planning Association, 53(1).
Ellin, N. (2000). The Postmodern Built Environment. Knox, P. and Ozolins, P.(2000)(eds), Design professionals and the built environment: An introduction, Wiley, London, 99-106.
Rogers, R. (2008). Cities for a small planet: Basic Books.
Koolhaas, R. (1994). The generic city. S, M, L, XL. In: The urban design reader, 2007, Routledge: New York.
Frey. H. (1999). Compact, Decentralised or What? The Sustainable City Debate. In: The urban design reader, 2007, Routledge: New York.
Thomas, L and Cousins, W. (1996) The Compact City: A Successful, Desirable and Achievable Urban Form? In The Compact City, A Sustainable Urban Form? eds. Jenks, M. Burton, E. and Williams, K. E & FN Spon. Pp. 53-65.
Mews, G., Muminovic, M., Tranter, P. (2018). Time for action: implementing the New Urban Agenda in public spaces for health and wellbeing. The Journal of Public Space. 3(1), 193-202.
Students are expected to have read the assigned weekly materials, attend the scheduled classes and actively engage with tutorials (forum participation). It may be challenging to pass the unit without attending and regular participation.
Required IT skills
Students are required to have basic IT skills. You will have to prepare and submit their online presentations, use email, send an attachment, write a paper and use Canvas. This unit might involve online meetings in real time using the Virtual Room in your UCLearn teaching site. The Virtual Room allows you to communicate in real time with your lecturer and other students. To participate verbally, rather than just typing, you will need a microphone. For best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more information and to test your computer, go to the Virtual Room in your UCLearn site and 'Join Course Room'. This will trigger a tutorial to help familiarise you with the functionality of the virtual room.
Work placement, internships or practicums