Sydney University. The title may seem innocuous, but this depends on how
the term ‘theory’ is construed. In a commonly held sense, theory is thought of
as providing rules for practical action. Theory maps out general principles,
which are then applied in particular situations. The concomitant notion is that
correct practice is determined by correct theory. We assert that if ‘theory’ is
taken with these connotations, then it is not innocuous, but veils a threat to
design studio education.