This unit covers the theoretical and critical analysis of architecture, cities, urban spaces and design practices. It explores existing and new methodologies and critical theories as applied to architecture and cities. This unit locates architecture and urban spaces within social, cultural, political, material, technological and creative practices.
Students will explore recent developments in architecture and urban design academic theory and professional practice aiming to develop and evaluate a theoretical position and develop skills to put forward arguments for this position.
The unit will also foster an understanding of the principles of designing with Indigenous peoples and cultures on an international level with reference to charters, approaches and precedents in conjunction with sustainable development and ecological systems.