Campus design: cultural influences

By ABC By Design
The university campus may seem like a world unto itself, but beyond the buildings and the layouts are cultural traditions imported from Europe and the USA. Each of the major state universities has been influenced by different fashions. We take a tour of Sydney University and find out what has influenced the design of Australia's great universities.
30 June 2007



ABC Radio National’s By Design is a program about how we shape our world - a vibrant show about people and the things that surround us.
From the cities and buildings we live in to the cars we drive and clothes we wear, the program deals with architecture and material culture, the politics of the built environment and design - all through the prism of our daily lives.
It explains how, through the creative process, human ideas take on tangible form and designers reinvent the world to keep pace with its changing needs and desires, lifting the quality of our lives.
The program explores how design -- the way things look, feel and function -- reflects social change; what the decisions we make as consumers of architecture and everyday objects tell us about who we are.