Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
|Dates & Locations:|| |
This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 3 hours per week |
Total Time Commitment:
Admission into a course at the Melbourne School of Design.
|Recommended Background Knowledge:|| |
Architecture Design, Desighn Thinking
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
|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
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Jianfei Zhu
The Eastern Precinct (building 138)
(between Doug McDonell building and Eastern Resource Centre)
In design thinking and practice, there is a schism between ‘formal’ and ‘political’ (or compositional and socio-political) considerations. This subject provides a study of the relations between form and politics, in an attempt to fill up this critical gap. Ideas and theories of form and of politics are introduced. Under the category of ‘form’, visual, formal, spatial, aesthetic, compositional, syntactical and organizational issues will be introduced; whereas under the concept of ‘politics’, issues of the nation, the city, the institution, micro spatial politics, the body, visibility, knowledge, design ethics, design criticism, spatial and urban planning, and art-politics relations, will be introduced and explored. Multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural, the subject also aims to test western ideas and Asian cultures in an attempt to forge a constructive dialogue between the two systems.
Upon the completion of this subject successfully, students will obtain:
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
Master of Architecture |
Master of Architecture
Master of Design (Urban Design)
Master of Urban Design
200 point Master of Architecture |
300 point Master of Architecture
Melbourne School of Design multidisciplinary elective subjects
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