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Form, aesthetics, + practice
The teaching and practice of design rests on a body of knowledge, relating to human/environment interaction, the history of human activities in the built environment, pedagogy, aesthetics and experience. Ongoing transformation in social, environmental, economic and technological conditions continuously redefine the nature of contemporary practice. This demands the development of rigorous frameworks of analysis and scholarship, both from historical and theoretical dimensions.
SALA faculty in the Form, Aesthetics + Practice research theme explore the wider societal, economic and political presuppositions embedded in both historical and contemporary forms of practice in order to change the way we practice, think and write about architectural design.
Aesthetics; Experience; History; Theory; Pedagogy; West coast architecture; Contested landscape; Urban form