UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

ARCT5514 Practical and Theoretical Problems in Global Design Practice (B): History/Theory Stream

Credit 6 points
(see Timetable)
Not available in 2017UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content This unit has two parts: (1) a weekly series of lectures and seminars introducing students to critical frameworks for reading architectural and urban planning practices in non Euro-American economies, particularly developing economies, where specific focus is placed on studying the effects of postcolonial experience and globalisation on modern architecture. Sessions discuss issues affecting the appropriateness of architectural and planning models adopted in these societies and develop in students analytical approaches which can be applied to comparative discussions of regional practices; and (2) weekly seminars dedicated to the development of individual student projects involving the application of analytical approaches to the study of an element or elements of architectural and/or urban planning practices in a specific region.
Outcomes Students are able to demonstrate an ability to apply the concepts and terms surrounding modernity and globalisation discourses to the critical evaluation of urban development and design practices in various non Euro-American settings.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) major research project: an exhibition poster in the form of an illustrated research essay of 3000–3500 words; (2) problem area statement; (3) precedent/references review of 1000–1500 words in length; and (4) seminar presentations/submissions. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Romesh Goonewardene
Unit rules
Incompatibility: ARCT5532 Practical and Theoretical Problems in Global Design Practice (A): Professional and Technical Stream
Contact hours Lectures: 1 hr per week; Tutorial/Seminars: 2 hrs per week for up to 12 weeks

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