Architecture and Globalisation

Course Code :9103FOWKEU
Study domain:
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:24
Credits:3
Study load (hours):84
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:English
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Els De Vos

3. Course contents *

This course has 3  main issues:

- Insight into the meaning of globalization (global cities, global urbanism, corporate architecture, corporate landscapes, …)

- Dialogue/confrontation between the Western/Eurocentric and non-Western architecture.

The main issue concerns the introduction of modern architecture in the non western world and the ethnocentrism of the West. Modernism was often introduced with few sensibilities for the local culture and condition (climate, culture, social patterns)

- The ethnocentrism in the Western architectural history writing which paid few attention to the non-Western World and often used (pejorative terms (Kenneth Frampton (1991), and  William Curtis, 1996). Recently one is recovering lost ground, in publications such as   (2002) van H.J. Henket and H. Heynen or (2004) from E. Andreoli and A. Forty.