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Subject details

  • Topics
    • What is Community Encounters
    • Design teams
    • Introduction to Project Management Principles
    • Client Engagement
    • Collating Information
    • Concept Development
    • Design Development
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Online assignment submission
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia
      • Web links
    • Online Materials
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Online Assessment
      • Printable format materials
      • Resources and Links

At completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. detect and challenge preconceptions relating to social/cultural groups within a community
  2. employ appropriate communication and project management skills to navigate consultation with a complex community group
  3. work collaboratively to research and analyse social and cultural constructs to inform spatial utilisation, planning, aesthetic qualities and experiences
  4. create a culturally and socially responsive design solution, based on international fieldwork
  5. develop culturally appropriate ways of working including appropriate use of language, listening skills and communication protocols.
  • Assignment 1 - Project Preparation Plan (30%)
  • Assignment 2 - Design Project Presentation (50%)
  • Assignment 3 - Reflection and Evaluation (20%)

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

Entry Requirements

You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject was previously known as Interior Architecture Community Encounters Studio.

An intensive in situ studio unit involving an international fieldtrip with a very high level of Work Integrated Learning. The studio introduces and explores the processes of project management and interdependent teamwork to enable students to work effectively and collaboratively with each other as well as with an external community group. Students will have the opportunity to research, debate and encounter a range of real life community and cultural situations, including social inequities and issues of social justice, focussing on international perspectives. Students will have the opportunity to work collaboratively and creatively on a spatial design problem provided by the community, the process of which offers a deeper understanding of the complexities of community and culture. This in turn raises students’ awareness of their own communities. Through these processes students develop communication, problem solving skills and the independence essential to enter the senior years of the course.

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.

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