UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

ARCT5520 Drawing Resilience

Credit 6 points
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AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Content Our world is finite, overpopulated and with growing consumption levels. The built environment faces unprecedented challenges of increasing complexity and uncertainty. Cities, buildings and objects are not isolated entities. In our interconnected world, they are a part of larger complex systems. The built environment faces old and new challenges: climate change, natural catastrophes, mass migrations, pollution, water shortage, unemployment, food supply constraints, inefficient infrastructures, empty investment properties, cyber security and random violence. Some cities and regions now accept crisis not as an anomaly but as an endless continuing situation. For many, crisis is the new normal.

Through drawing we will be looking at visible and underlying systems. By posing different questions we intend to improve these systems making them adaptable, creating strategies for different ecological and social symbiosis. Ready for future uncertainties.

Data will be collected and presented through drawings, illustrations, time line explorations, collages and diagrams. Drawings will be created not as instructions to build something but as final outputs to explore and communicate ideas.
Outcomes Students are able to (1) develop communication skills through drawings, illustrations, time line explorations, collages and diagrams; (2) develop analytical/critical skills related to contemporary issues; and (3) develop research-based design skills in a creative/experimental environment..
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) drawings: analysis of exisiting situation; and (2) drawings: proposal. Further information is available in the unit outline.

To pass this unit, a student must: (a) achieve an overall mark of 50 per cent or higher for the unit; and (b) achieve the requisite standard(s) for the drawings: proposal component of the unit, as specified in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Assistant Professor Kirill de Lancastre Jedenov
Contact hours Lectures and tutorials 36 hours: 3 hours per week for 12 weeks from week 1
Unit Outlinehttp://www.unitoutlines.alva.uwa.edu.au/Units/ARCT5520/SEM-2/2017
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