Subject details

At the completion of this subject students will:

  1. research and analyse relevant theory and various historical events, local and international in relation to how enclosure is conceived and constructed
  2. synthesise ideas to reflect the present as emerging in the past
  3. synthesise ideas to reflect on the present and speculate on enclosures of the future
  4. apply ethical and leadership skills to work independently and collaboratively with peers.
    • Introduction to Contexts and Trajectories
    • Introduction to Time
    • History
    • Time, Change and "Becoming"
    • Occupation
    • Traces of Occupation
    • Traces of Construction
    • Traces of Diurnal Changes
    • Traces of External forces
    • Colour, Light and Reflection
    • "Unbecoming"
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

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

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


Note: Level 3 subjects normally assume a moderate level of prior knowledge in this area, eg from studying related Level 1 and 2 subjects or other relevant experience.

Special requirements

No special requirements

Please Note: This subject is not taking further enrolments.

This experimental subject focuses on 'enclosure', drawing on relevant theory to examine the nature and construct of spaces we inhabit, to question where and how we live and work and what we do in between particularly in relation to the influence of context: the specific geographic, technological and scientific environment of the 'enclosure'. That we almost always live in the presence of material and emotional remnants of our past that are merging with visions of our future is given recognition. The application of systems and functional knowledge introduced in previous subjects, such as colour and lighting, are applied to investigate "the technology of experience".

Please Note: If it’s your first time studying a Curtin University subject you’ll need to complete their compulsory ‘Academic Integrity Program’. It only takes two hours to complete online, and provides you with vital information about studying with Curtin University. The Academic Integrity Program is compulsory, so if it’s not completed your subject grades will be withheld.

Find out more about the Academic Integrity module.

  • Presentation (25%)
  • Investigation & Presentation (35%)
  • Analysis (40%)