The unit's primary aim is to develop international and intercultural perspectives on design and planning practices affecting spatial organisation across multiple scales (from building to city), and the transferability of these between different cultures. The studio will introduce aspects (culture, values, beliefs, history and geography) of a case country and may be undertaken in collaboration with a university of that country that have influenced spatial predispositions and practices. The urban structures, patterns and building types, and design and planning approaches, including regulatory principles arising from a different cultural setting will be explored. Theories and analytical approaches concerned with interactions between form, use and movement at urban and architectural scales particular to the country will provide an inherent critique of many of Australia's ideas and methods. The unit will offer the challenge of developing architectural, urban design and urban planning proposals in a different context.
Pre-trip lectures and 5 to 8 days (depending upon location) intensive studio
Two assessments, each 50%; both assessments may comprise group and individual work. Peer assessment of group tasks may be required.
Readings will be made available with the Unit of Study outline.
The studio is international, interdisciplinary and will involve collaboration with international universities and a quota on places is necessary given the practicalities of travel, collaboration and discipline balance between participants. A selection process will be necessary should application exceed place. Students will be required to pay for their participation in this unit including tuition fee, travel, accommodation, living expenses and a contribution towards the costs of delivering the unit in the field.
One or more of the following - MARC4201; MARC4102; PLAN9068; ARCH9064; PLAN9063; PLAN9073 (completion of one or more of these units will be a selection criterion if applications exceed places)
Successful completion of 24 credit points of study in current graduate program.