Courses & Units

History and Theory in Design 5: Critical Practice & Theory KDA312

Launceston

Note:

This unit assumes students to be familiar with architectural and / or design terminology and practice.

Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name History and Theory in Design 5: Critical Practice & Theory
Unit code KDA312
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of SET, AMC, IMAS
School of Architecture & Design
Discipline Architecture and Design
Coordinator

Teaching staff

Professor Dorita Hannah

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018

* 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.

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Fees

Domestic

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.

Requisites

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

Generally 1.5 hour lecture per week and 1.5 hour tutorial/seminar workshop per week (12 weeks)

Assessment

Group-based student seminar (30%), essay (30%) and theoretical design application (40%).
Students not enrolled in BEnvDes may choose to submit another design project in relation to the theoretical design application.

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Textbooks

Required

Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.

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