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Placemaking : Design for Landscape (LARC90001)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2018
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeLARC90001
Summer Term
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The Placemaking for Landscape is an elective studio. It will establish an interdisciplinary practice-type environment to work with community, traders and Council to design the transformation of an underutilized area in Newport through application of placemaking principles and guidelines. The studio subject site, Market Street to Payne Reserve, has the potential to reconnect and reinvigorate divided public areas, as well as itself providing a valued community space. Using placemaking and design interventions, the studio will address the challenges and opportunities in creating a vibrant community space. The studio will also feed into community processes linking to the Art and Industry Festival to be held in the area in November 2018. The interdisciplinary studio will bring together Landscape Architecture with Architecture and Urban Planning disciplines to apply placemaking, community engagement, urban planning and design thinking.

Note: Classes will be held in the Newport Community Hub, Paine Reserve, Mason St, Newport on 5, 8, 15, 19, 22, 25 January, and 2, 5, 12 February 2018. There will also be student presentations to the local community on 21 February 2018

Intended learning outcomes

  • Undertake visual and text based analysis of sites and conceptual thinking informed by diverse practice;
  • Investigate how design can be generated from community engagement
  • Undertake research development, extended critical thinking and design inquiry into the inner city urban realm;
  • Investigate contemporary landscape design to inform placemaking strategies;
  • Undertake collaborative research leading in an interdisciplinary lab format to implement design techniques and social and environmental perspectives into placemaking approaches;
  • Present design representation of both conceptual and tangible design work for a project that will be realised. This will include diagrams, text, verbal explanation and high quality drawing;
  • Exhibit and present proposals to the local council and local community outcome, curated and professionally mounted to include poster designs and implementation schemes

Generic skills

  • • Ability to analyse ecological, political, social and cultural contexts towards formulating innovative programs for speculative placemaking design. • Creative response and effective communication models for complex problems including community consultation and presentation. • Critical analysis of design precedents. • Application of graphic techniques encompassing mapping, diagrams, virtual and physical models to analyse, design and communicate.

Last updated: 29 March 2019