Are you a fan of Grand Designs? Interested in contemporary architecture? Learn more about this fascinating subject with architecture teacher Peetu.
Are you interested in Contemporary Architecture? Perhaps you’ve been watching the Grand Design series on Netflix?
In this lecture series we will explore Contemporary Architecture tendencies by meeting the winners of the Pritzker Architecture Prize. The Pritzker Architecture Prize was established in 1979 and it is often dubbed as “the Nobel Prize for Architects” because it is the highest honour, recognised internationally, that can be bestowed on an architect and their design. Together, we will take a look at the variety of designs, trends and tendencies of Contemporary Architecture developed over the years, while appreciating the complexity of the term “Contemporary” itself. Each week, Peetu will assign a small reading assignment each week as the basis for discussion in the following week's class.
Pen and paper, or laptop, for note-taking. Whatever is easiest for you.
Adults interested in architecture, art or history will enjoy this course. Suitable for those with no prior knowledge of the subject. You may also be interested in Peetu's other course An Introduction to Bauhaus.
Jaspreet Kaur has recently earned a Master of Architecture degree from Unitec Institute of Technology. She is passionate about Art, Architecture and History and cultivates a growing interest in this subject. Her thesis explores Architectural placemaking in Auckland city, in response to its growing multiculturalism. She studied the History of Aotearoa New Zealand and its migrants; the Theory of Phenomenology; the concept of Public space; collective memory and migration, in order to understand what ‘place’ really is and what it means to ‘make place.’ Kaur has been working with the School of Architecture at Unitec for the last two years where she enjoys teaching the History and theory of Architecture to first year students.
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