Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.
|Dates & Locations:
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2011:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
This subject is a quota subject and places are limited. Students may provisionally enroll via the Student Portal, but places are not guaranteed until selection is completed. You will be notified in writing by the Student Centre if you are selected.
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|Contact Hours: 3 hours of seminars per week.
Total Time Commitment: 120 hours
|Entry into the Melbourne School of Design or approval from the subject coordinator.
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|Core Participation Requirements:
For the purposes of considering requests for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Objectives, 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 the Disability Liaison Unit: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability/
CoordinatorDr Annmarie Brennan
Environments and Design Student Centre
Ground Floor, Baldwin Spencer (building 113)
Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)
This subject will explore utopian architecture and planning projects based on political idealism, wishful thinking and the prospects of technology. What does technology contribute to the creation of a modern utopia? Is technology the key to a democratic society without poverty and class warfare? Is it a mechanism for the development of a totalitarian state? This subject will investigate the productive and critical dimensions of utopian thought, exploring the ways in which architecture performs as a vehicle for the implementation of political and social vision.
At the conclusion of this subject students will have a highly developed understanding of modern urban and architectural utopian vision, together with a high capacity for critique of them.
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Master of Architecture
Master of Architecture
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