Architecture as a Realm of Identity

Gain an insight into the multilayered aspect of meaning in architectural design. Examine the semantics of architectural design, focusing on issues such as ideology, gender and social culture; and trace the language architecture builds as a natural representation of its time, context and the builders themselves.


This class will be delivered online via the online platform Zoom. Enrolling students need to ensure they have an email, a reliable internet connection, microphone/speakers and access to a tablet, smartphone or computer.


COURSE OUTLINE

  • Architecture is the major signifier of Culture: As one of the rare fields of human achievement which constitutes all aspects of societal, artistic, philosophical and technological heights of human civilisation, architecture provides the ideal searching ground to define human identity and its unique development.
  • Architecture and political/ideological identity: The strong relation between architecture and political identity addressed through historical examples.
  • Architecture and religious identity: An inseparable duo – not just for the design of sacred spaces but also as a determinant fact of vernacular architectural and urban design.
  • Architecture and gender identity: Clandestine but decisive – the cultural role of gender as a dioristic aspect of architecture.


PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES
By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Understand the multifaceted cultural aspects that determine and build architectural design
  2. Understand human culture through one of its major fields of achievement
  3. Explore the field of semantics and symbology extensively through the exemplification of analysis methods in the spatial and visual realm.
$166 Limited / $149

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29 Oct

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