The Impact of Globalisation on Architecture and Architectural Ethics

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dc.contributor.advisor Jenner, Ross en
dc.contributor.advisor Hunt, John en Salim, Faida Noori. en 2011-02-14T04:16:10Z en 2011-02-14T04:16:10Z en 2011 en
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dc.description Note: Thesis now published as a book. The Impact of Globalisation on Architecture and Architectural Ethics / Faida Noori Salim. Published: The Constructed Environment, 2011. en
dc.description.abstract The development of globalisation, both economically and financially, has promoted the flow of both information and people. Globalisation is also seen as an outcome of communication technology and the development of the Internet and this is subsequently encouraging international interdependence and the compression of time and space. This thesis is devoted to answering the question: in what way does the impact of globalisation affect the role of architecture, and how should it be interpreted ethically? It argues that the ethical evaluation of the role of architecture should be linked to architecture's natural ethical ability to form a relationship with a culture. Nevertheless, in modernity, cultural identity is closely linked to national identity and because both are by nature unstable, the result is the formation of unstable relationships and the creation of dilemmas for the ethical role of architecture. There are four important trajectories that affect the ability of architecture to form a relationship with a national-cultural identity and its formation process; those trajectories are: the physical nature of the region, materials and methods of construction, belief system(s), and memory. Under the impact of social and cultural diversity, technology, industry, and forgetfulness, all four trajectories are challenged and severely undermined. Because of the increase in information flow, advancements in communication technology and greater mobility of goods and people, the global culture is advancing its version of homogenisation. Challenges, on the other hand, are constantly being presented through the need for change and the dynamic nature of modern nations. These are exhibited in two processes: innovation/stabilisation and innovation/transformation, and also in the two dynamics of: interpretation/reinterpretation and differentiation/integration. Today, iconic type of architecture and celebrity architects lead the innovation/transformation process, and the 'ordinary' practice of architecture leads the innovation/stabilisation process using the differentiation/integration dynamic. Architectural theory, on the other hand, advances the use of the interpretation/reinterpretation dynamic in architecture, which helps to destabilise meaning in architectural language that, when transformed to real world architecture, can result in alienating the physical horizons of cities and thus in the alienation of people. en
dc.publisher ResearchSpace@Auckland en
dc.relation.ispartof PhD Thesis - University of Auckland en
dc.relation.isreferencedby UoA2194364 en
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dc.title The Impact of Globalisation on Architecture and Architectural Ethics en
dc.type Thesis en Architecture en The University of Auckland en Doctoral en PhD en 2011-02-13T21:43:13Z en
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