Architecture, Urban Anxiety and Cultural Divergence

Full price: $67.00
Member: $50.00


Course outline
Course structure and materials
Length of course
CPD hours
Learning outcome
Competency standards

Course outline

From the National Architecture Conference 2018: Edge

Urban anxieties and cultural differences are examined through the microcosm of an Alice Springs architectural practice. Alice Springs has a suburban fringe but this is not where its edges lie. Knives, exit plans, a swamp and a science fiction-posed paradigm offer insight and a framework for review of recent public and commercial projects from the SDA team, in particular the CBD Revitalisation, an urban renewal project.

AACA Competency: Design

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Sue Dugdale: Director - Susan Dugdale and Associates Australia

Sue Dugdale grew up in Australia, New Zealand, Malaysia and Britain. She studied architecture at Queensland University and RMIT and worked in several practices in Melbourne before relocating to Alice Springs in 1994 where she now lives.

Six years working with the Aboriginal-owned architectural practice Tangentyere Design gave Sue an appreciation of the unique cultural depth and climatic context of central Australia. Through her own practice started in 2000, Susan Dugdale and Associates, Sue pursues a personal passion for exploring and giving form to the cultural narrative and environment of the region. Sue has produced a body of work whose influence is notable in the fabric of Alice Springs and beyond. The work of her practice has won numerous awards, and was featured in the 2014 Venice Biennale.

Course structure and materials

  • Audio-visual Flash presentation
  • Formal assessment

    Length of course

    1 hour

    Continuing professional development hours


    1 formal Continuing Professional Development (CPD) point.

    Learning outcome

    After completing this course, you should be able to:

  • Explain why edges are not just physical boundaries
  • Describe how the public realm can be occupied simultaneously by different “towns”
  • Describe the underlying issues of culture and permanent transient communities addressed by Sue Dugdale
  • Discuss the role of architecture in shaping urban boarder zones.

    National Competency Standards in Architecture



    Full price $67.00
    Member $50.00
    Practice Membership / A+ $46.00
    Graduate Member $46.00
    SONA Member (student) $25.00

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    Published on: 05/12/2018

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