Postgraduate | CUR-MAA401 | 2024
Architecture and Culture Research Topics and Methods
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Build up an understanding of the theory and history that informs architectural practices in urban environments.Reflect on how cultural considerations underpin an architect's decision-making process. Explore the interplay between city and climate.
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- Start dates
- 26 Feb 2024,
- 25 Nov 2024,
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- 13 weeks
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Architecture and Culture Research Topics and Methods
About this subject
At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- critically analyse and communicate First Nations world view and practices around Caring for Country drawing on relevant disciplinary knowledge
- communicate orally and in writing, appropriate to the discipline and the principles of academic integrity
- evaluate and synthesise design principles for developing economically sustainable built environment that puts an equal emphasis on health and well-being outcomes for Country
- examine and apply Indigenous cultural practices and research methods specific to First Nations social, cultural and environmental built environment design
- The role of built environment design in enhancing Connection to Country.
- Physical and virtual healing centre design.
- How the natural and built environment can be used as tools for healing.
- How built form erasure can lead to memory erasure.
- How personal and communal memory can be embedded in the landscape and built environment.
- Participatory Action Research in built environment co-design.
This subject was previously known as Architectural Culture Research Topics 1.
Students use critical and analytical skills to develop an advanced understanding of themes, concepts and research methods relating to the theoretical, historical, social and cultural aspects of architecture and urban environments. Students are provided with a particular focus on exploring and understanding of the Australian First Nations worldview, and of Indigenous practices and Indigenous research methods. Students will be expected to gain knowledge of Caring for Country practices and implications for Country as an aspect of environmentally sustainable landscape. This will be done through a range of First Nation literature, design precedents and through a meaningful engagement with Indigenous communities. A fieldwork component is dependent on the focus of the research.
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- Abstract and objectives (20%)
- Oral presentation of Data (30%)
- Scholarly Research Essay (50%)
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