Courses & Units

Global Studio KDA715



Studios in the Master of Architecture emphasise professionalism, critical and rigorous design thinking, knowledge of contemporary and emergent theories, technologies and practices, and the development of skills for a diversity of future careers in architecture.

Global Studio explores practices of architecture in relation to human rights, social justice and community empowerment through projects situated in diverse social, cultural and ecological contexts. Projects target key areas of research opportunity, strength and connections to international communities, particularly in the Asia region. Through research and interrogation of complex global contexts, you will develop a capacity for critical inquiry, challenging normative understandings of place and the discipline of architecture itself. A key focus of the studio is the design of processes rather than products, emphasising engagement of participants in the co-production of architecture and the communication of outcomes to diverse audiences. Through studio-based participatory design approaches, you will gain skills in the development and procurement of supporting future practice in interdisciplinary and diverse community contexts.


Unit name Global Studio
Unit code KDA715
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Technology, Environments and Design
Discipline Architecture & Design

Richard Burnham

Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

* 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 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.

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Learning Outcomes

ILO 1: Justify positions that challenge norms and dominant discourses by employing skills of critical inquiry.

ILO 2: Synthesise complex information in the development of locally situated design interventions within global contexts.

ILO 3: Devise and apply collaborative practices to engage participants in the generation and procurement of architectural projects.

ILO 4: Engage diverse audiences by employing targeted media, tools and techniques.



Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,402.00 040101

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Teaching Pattern

Weekly workshop - 4-hours


AT1 Position: Visual seminar (30%)

AT2 Process: Design & testing of collaborative practices (40%)

AT3 Proposition: Visual & verbal presentation (30%)

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