This subject was previously known as BIA120 Philosophy and Practice.
Philosophy and Practice offers an introduction to key philosophies, issues, practices, theories and concepts related to design practice, in particular design of the interior. Students will explore questions of identity, the person-community-environment relationship, aesthetics and experience, symbols and meaning, and occupation and habitation that is inclusive of indigenous perspectives. Principles of design practice, and theoretical frameworks relating to design methodologies are also considered. Students will develop an understanding of the concepts of community, cultural diversity, social sustainability, social equity within local and global contexts. Students will investigate design as a process, as communication and representation, and importantly as ways of questioning and thinking.
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