AHST 410 Issues in Contemporary Architecture

This course will trace and examine some of the most critical bodies of theory that have influenced the development of contemporary architectural thought and practice since the late 1960s. These ideas and theoretical systems emerging from disciplines external to architecture, form a larger interdisciplinary field, within which architecture is situated and against which its practices gain a certain coherence and cultural validity, while also providing external material for the inventive transformation of architectural knowledge and practices.