Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
|Dates & Locations:
This subject is not offered in 2016.
|Contact Hours: 1 x 2 hour lecture per week; 1 x 2 hour tutorial per week
Total Time Commitment:
Admission into a course at the Melbourne School of Design.
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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
The Eastern Precinct (building 138)
(between Doug McDonell building and Eastern Resource Centre)
This subject explores how architecture in Asia and other Non-Western contexts has been shaped by spatial and political histories, cultural heritage and social legacies; and the contributions made by the first generation of architects to their newly independent nations. In doing so it engages with pre-colonial and colonial periods; nationalism and the Cold War; and the late capitalist and neo-liberal stages of globalization. The objective of this subject is to gain a comprehensive view of history through the lens of the non-Western built environment, its discourses and critiques as it developed against or in parallel with Euro-American Modernism. This subject provides a body of knowledge on history, culture and politics and their relevance for architecture which will be useful for students hoping to practice in Asia. Topics include; vernacular architecture, pre-colonial and colonial cities, museum design and exhibition culture, capitol buildings and capital cities, environmental sustainability, war and commemoration, heritage conservation and the aesthetics of globalization. Readings are drawn from interdisciplinary sources including architectural and urban history, geography, cultural studies and anthropology
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Master of Architecture
Master of Architecture
Master of Urban and Cultural Heritage
200 point Master of Architecture
300 point Master of Architecture
Melbourne School of Design multidisciplinary elective subjects
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