Representing and Remembering Place (PG)

Subject ABPL90241 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2011.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: Check timetable
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None specified
Corequisites: None specified
Recommended Background Knowledge: None specified
Non Allowed Subjects: 702-574 (ABPL50004) - Representing and Remembering Place (UG)
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 Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry.
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Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Subject Overview: This subject explores the documentation and representation of particular sites that are related to Design 5 or of the students own choice. The subject is considered highly related to design methodologies, but deals with design considerations outside the design studio context. Sites are explored through a number of themes and representational techniques. These themes are further investigated through the subject reader, lectures and seminar discussions. Equal emphasis is placed on theoretical problems of understanding contemporary contexts, and representational techniques for documenting specific places. The major submission requires a well researched and presented study of a complex site.

Aims of the subject include:

  • to develop awareness in context analysis, and encourage positive exchange between deeper understanding of places and design interventions;
  • to expose students to varied methodologies of representing, documenting and analysing particular sites through lectures, seminar discussions, reading and project based analysis;
  • to allow students creative scope to develop a detailed documentation of one site.
Assessment: Reports to the equivalent of 5000 words.
Prescribed Texts: None specified
Recommended Texts: Subject Reader
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills: Generic Skills:

  • build on critical skills in evaluating key texts in the area of place-making and representation;
  • build on technical skills in methods of visual documentation and presentation (for example drawing, photography and mapping).

Related Course(s): Master of Architecture
Master of Architecture

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