This unit assumes students to be familiar with architectural and / or design terminology and practice.
This unit focuses on design as a ‘critical spatial practice’ through an interdisciplinary approach that understands, references and questions the specificities of social, cultural and political operations in relation to central themes of perception, temporality, performativity, materiality and virtuality. Students are asked to collaboratively unpack key theoretical texts in order to make connections with specific precedents and case studies, which they share with colleagues in seminars. It also involves embodied spatial engagement through workshops as well as an articulation of ideas applied to their own thinking and making in design studio.
|Unit name||History and Theory in Design 5: Critical Practice & Theory|
|Faculty/School||Faculty of SET, AMC, IMAS
School of Architecture & Design
|Discipline||Architecture and Design|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.
|Band||Field of Education|
Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
Generally 1.5 hour lecture per week and 1.5 hour tutorial/seminar workshop per week (12 weeks)
Group-based student seminar (30%), essay (30%) and theoretical design application (40%).
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.
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