Urbanism: History & Theory Lecture Series
RMIT Design Hub Lecture Theatre (100.03.001)
Conrad Hamann will deliver six lectures introducing the key ideas, precedents and theoretical discourse in urban design, both current and historical. The lectures provide a critical understanding of the discipline and an intellectual framework. These issues covered will include: design process and urban morphology; economic and political frameworks; technological, industrial and infrastructural development; and socio-political policies in design.
This lecture series is organised as part of Urbanism: History and Theory elective offered by the Master of Urban Design and Master of Architecture Programs, co-taught by Conrad Hamann and Ian Nazareth.
TUESDAY FEBRUARY 28, 12.30- 3.00:
CITIES AS ORDER: RECURRING HISTORICAL
COMPONENTS OF CITIES; URBAN EMULATION
TUESDAY MARCH 7, 12.30-3.00
CITIES AS INDUSTRY
TUESDAY MARCH 14, 12.30-3.00
CITIES AS ARENAS AND THEATRES
TUESDAY MARCH 21, 12.30-3.00
CITIES AS ARENAS FOR SOCIAL CHANGE
TUESDAY MARCH 28, 12.30-3.00
PART 1: CITIES AS FRAGMENTED AND DIVIDED: DYSTOPIA
PART 2: CITIES AS INSTRUMENTS AND THEATRES OF WAR
TUESDAY APRIL 4, 12.30-3.00
PART 1: ENDLESS CITIES
PART 2: CITIES AS MULTIPLES
Conrad Hamann is Associate Professor of Architectural History at RMIT University’s School of Architecture and Design. He has researched and taught in architectural history for 46 years. He is author or co-author of several books, including Cities of Hope: Australian Architecture and Design by Maggie Edmond and Peter Corrigan, Thames and Hudson, 2012; with Doug Evans and Huan Borland, Kevin Borland: Architecture from the Heart, RMIT Press, 2008. He wrote the catalogue essay for Australia’s exhibition Abundant in the Venice Architecture Biennale of 2008.