Nanjing Travelling Studio

Subject ABPL90296 (2011)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2011.

Credit Points: 25
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2011.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: There will be several classes prior to departure and upon return from Nanjing
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
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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Environments and Design Student Centre
Ground Floor, Baldwin Spencer (building 113)

Phone: 13 MELB (13 6352)

Subject Overview:

This travelling studio will be held in Nanjing, China in 2010.

Expand your international design knowledge & expertise

Travelling studios are ‘working laboratories’ for design thought and production and involve the exploration of complex, real-life issues. Exposure to unfamiliar cultures, places and people will stimulate your ability to think creatively and problem-solve. Pre-trip seminars will precede the travel component of each studio and each studio will incur travel costs, in addition to tuition fees. Faculty travel subsidies will, however, be available to all participating students.

  1. To provide students with an experience in international collaboration and a window to China where some of the most active processes of urban renewal in the world are taking place
  2. To encourage students to identify and engage critically with issues of environmental sustainability and social and cultural difference in an international setting
  3. To stimulate creative thinking and problem solving within students through their experience of how local issues govern planning, design and construction processes in a particular location
Assessment: Class participation 10%; seminar presentation equivalent to 3000 words 30%; design proposals and workshop exercises equivalent to at least 7000 words 60%.
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Generic Skills:
  1. Basic competence to communicate with design professions in China and Asia
  2. Interdisciplinary teamwork
  3. Understanding and navigating social and cultural difference
  4. Knowledge transfer
  5. Organizational collaboration
  6. Managing risk
Related Course(s): Master of Urban Planning

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