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1 september 2008 arch 101  introduction to architecture Topic 1:   CULTURE
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What is CULTURE?
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culture Broadly speaking, culture refers to the  patterns of human activity and the  symbolic structures that give meaning to  those activities. -- Wikipedia
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Key Components of Culture 1. Values – what is important in life 2. Norms – expectations of how people will  behave in different situations 3. Institutions – structures of a society within  which values and norms are transmitted 4. Artifacts – material things, such as  buildings, that are derived from values and  norms
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What factors create cultural  distinctions?
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Unformatted text preview: Geography Local materials People existing, invading, immigrating Local weather Slide #7 Burj Al Arab Hotel, Dubai Music of the American South MUSIC OF THE SOUTH Food of the American South Literature of the American South Religion of the American South History cannot give us a program for the future, but it can give us a fuller understanding of ourselves, and of our common humanity, so that we can better face the future.-- Robert Penn Warren Architecture is to make us know and remember who we are. - Geoffrey, Sir Jellicoe...
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