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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. identify and challenge preconceptions relating to social/cultural groups
  2. employ communication and project management skills to navigate consultation with a complex commsubjecty group that is likely to include marginalised people
  3. analyse social and cultural constructs and their relevance to spatial utilisation, planning and aesthetic qualities and experiences
  4. synthesise knowledge from social and cultural exploration gained through field work to create a sensitive and culturally responsive design solution.
  • Assignment 1 - Reflection and Evaluation (30%)
  • Assignment 2 - Project Management (20%)
  • Assignment 3 - Design Project (50%)

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.

This subject has WIL (Work Integrated Learning) embedded. The subject introduces and explores the processes of project management and interdependent teamwork so as 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 situations that include social inequities and issues of social justice. They will have the opportunity to work creatively on a spatial design problem provided by the community, the process of which offers the students a deeper understanding of the complexities of community. This in turn raises their awareness of their own communities. Through these processes students develop communication and problem solving skills. The subject involves a fieldtrip.

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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