Critical Historiography examines the role of history in architecture and the operative relations between architectural history, education, research and design practice. In the contemporary global cultural industry the role of architecture has taken on significantly new forms.
To understand these new terrains we need to re-think the role of architectural history. What is the relevance of history and theory in design production? What role does it have to play in the architectural education? These questions underline the importance of a critical view upon the application of historical knowledge in practice. The built environment is to a large extent constructed through the use of history. Likewise the identity of the profession is created through collective memories and discourse formation. As a fundamental force in processes of creating ideology, politics and identity, history needs to be constantly unveiled.