Focused on the 1960s and 1970s, this unit will explore an alternative genealogy of the postmodern turn in architecture. It will introduce students to experimental practices and polemics that emerged when architects and figures from the counterculture responded to the identification of global environmental emergency, urban instabilities; revolutions in communication technologies and expanded forms of environmental control; growing militarism and globalising forces; and burgeoning claims to self-determination and environmental justice.
tutorials 1hr/week; seminars 2hrs/week
illustrated research essay (50%), critical summaries (20%) and seminar presentation (30%)
BDES1011 and BDES2027 and BDES3011