Rethinking Technology – K14 DCC-CCP

This course considers technology as a ‘form of knowledge’.  It looks at the various ways in which technology has been theorised and develops an understanding of the social, cultural and philosophical significance of technology in architecture.  By examining the work of some of the major figures in twentieth century philosophy in terms of how they approached the ‘problem’ of rethinking technology, this course will also provide an introduction to some of the major recent philosophical movements – as well as many of the key theoretical debates in architecture today.

Click on the links to go to the background reading lists on Google Books:

Introduction: Definitions of Technology

Theme 1: Technology and the Body

Theme 2: Technology and Evolution

Theme 3: Technology and Media

Theme 4: Technology and Politics

Theme 5:  Technological Futures

Lectures and seminar discussions, with student presentations of the set readings, will help to situate debates about technology within a broad cultural, ethical and political context.


Scharff & Dusek, Philosophy of Technology: The Technological Condition, Blackwells, 2003.

Neil Leach, editor. Rethinking Architecture, Routledge, 1997.

William Braham & Jonathan Hale, editors. Rethinking Technology: A Reader in Architectural Theory, Routledge, 2007.

Overall reading list on ‘Architecture and Embodiment’ (Google Books)


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Link to Routledge website

Hale, J., Merleau-Ponty for Architects. Abingdon: Routledge 2017, pp. 144.

Latest Article

Tectonics Reader cover

Hale, J., "Signs of Resistance: Re-membering Technology", in Hvejsel & Fogod (eds), Reader: Tectonics in Architecture, Aalborg: Aalborg University Press 2018, pp. 188-97

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