Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. identify seminal art, design and philosophical movements and their influences on the development of design disciplines,
  2. analyse and discuss the impact and influences of significant global events on design practice from social, indigenous, technological and economic perspectives,
  3. examine and deconstruct the evolution of key design practitioners' methodologies and communication techniques,
  4. appraise contemporary local, regional and global design thinking and practice to anticipate future challenges and opportunities.
  • Topics

    • Bauhaus
    • Mies vander Rohe
    • Frank Lloyd Wright and Creativity
    • Eames and the cold war
    • Matta - Clark and the situationists
    • Venturi and Pomo
    • Contemporary Practice
    • Towards Future Practice
  • Study resources

    • Instructional Methods

      • Standard Media
      • Online assignment submission
      • Web links
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Audio/Video conferencing
    • Online Materials

      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Printable format materials
      • Online Assessment
      • Resources and Links

Entry Requirements

Equivalent Subjects

You cannot enrol in this unit if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:

Special requirements

  • OtherDetails -

    Webcam, Speakers, Microphone

This interdisciplinary subject explores and debates significant art and design movements across the twentieth and twenty-first centuries in the broader context of significant world events affecting social, political, technological, and economical developments, including indigenous perspectives. The effects of these movements on the shaping and making of the interior is considered at both local and international levels, in particular by deconstructing key methods and processes of design practice.

  • Group Research Project (30%)
  • Essay (35%)
  • Case Study (35%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject.

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Related Degrees

undergraduate CUR-AIA-DEG-2018

Bachelor of Applied Science (Interior Architecture)

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