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The ’Fusion of Horizons’: affect and the learning subject in architectural history and theory

K Van den Berg, S Loo, S King, LX H Elkadi (ed.), J Coulson (ed.)

Proceedings of the 2011 International Conference of the Association of Architecture Schools of Australasia | School of Architecture & Building, Deakin University | Published : 2011

Abstract

This paper is part of an on-going research project at the University of Tasmania where the School of Architecture & Design contains a significant cohort of culturally and linguistically diverse students who are engaging (often for the first time) with the interpretation of historical and theoretical themes and applying them to design. This paper argues that an understanding of affect and how it can contribute to critical literacies in this context is essential to enable students to interpret different cultural worlds. Recent ’affectual turns’ in other disciplines force a reassessment of the ’learning subject’ within architecture and design. Affect has been extensively theorized in relation t..

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