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|Dates & Locations:
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2008:Semester 2, - Taught on campus.
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|Contact Hours: A two-hour lecture and discussion session followed by one hour of seminar/presentations by students. A total of 36 contact hours per semester
Total Time Commitment: Not available
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|Core Participation Requirements:
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.
It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorDr Anoma Pieris
|This subject studies multi-culturalism in the built environments of Australia and of South and Southeast Asia focusing on colonial encounters and postcolonial aspirations. Using race, class, gender and migration as theoretical starting points it explores the geographical and spatial imperatives of colonial and national projects in domestic, institutional, and urban architectures. Ideas of orientalism, nationalism, modernity, and globalization will be examined in order to raise questions regarding the nature of postcolonial space, its historic tensions and its social transformations into new landscapes for pluralism and multiculturalism. Writings of Foucault, Bhaba, Said, Spivak, Hage, Lefebvre and the subaltern studies group will be read in conjunction with literature that applies these theories to specific architectural examples. Topics include explorations of modern subjectivities and urban communities that are shaped by ethnic diversity, aboriginality, feminist geography, myth, memory and the media.
On completion of the subject students should be able to:
|Selected readings, a 15 minute presentation and a 5000 word paper on a selected topic that applies theoretical ideas to a spatial or architectural exploration.
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
On completion of the subject students should have developed the following skills and capabilities:
Research through the selection of architectural case studies and regular use of the library
Master of Architecture
Master of Architecture(by Coursework)
Master of Urban Planning
Master of Urban Planning
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