Is architecture art? A history of categories, concepts and recent practices (2016–2020)

Abstract:
There is no simple answer to the recurring question of whether architecture is an art. Nevertheless, unpacking the historical and current interests at stake in this question will lead to a better understanding of architecture in contemporary culture. Current issues arising from the exhibition of architecture in art galleries and architectures classification in new measures of the cultural economy appear to be unconnected. The Project will, however, show that these issues are linked in the long history of systems of the arts and recent debates about the role of medium, discipline and aesthetic autonomy in defining the arts. The Project will provide new ways for architectural theory to engage with creative practice.
Grant type:
ARC Discovery Projects
Researchers:
  • Professor
    School of Architecture
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
  • Senior Lecturer
    School of Architecture
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
  • Senior Lecturer in Architecture
    School of Architecture
    Faculty of Engineering, Architecture and Information Technology
Funded by:
Australian Research Council