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This 2-week intensive studio subject introduces students to the complexities of the historic city and its architecture in the contemporary age of cultural tourism through research, and the completion of a design project.
This subject asks students to consider the acute convergence of heritage, environment, mass tourism, aesthetics, contemporary design culture and professional practice to develop design responses which critically re-evaluate the adjacency of historical buildings and contemporary design techniques within the city. Observation and documentation of the city, its architecture, and its present-day rhythms combine to provide students with the critical tools for generating a design project for a site or sites in or around Venice, Italy. Design projects will investigate the confluence of tradition and contemporaneity by researching, analysing and conceptualising Venice and its surrounds.
The programme partners with established and emerging international offices of architecture and urbanism who lead the individual studios, design the briefs, select sites and direct the development of student projects throughout the duration of the programme. Additional invited guests provide lectures and hold discussions with students on multiple topics of concern to the studio and its individual project concerns. More programme information: www.venice.studio
Note: Enrolment in Venice Studio requires students to travel to Venice, Italy. Classes will be held in Venice for the duration of the teaching period (first 2 weeks of the programme). Students are responsible for organising their international flights, accommodation, visa to enter Italy (if required), and fulfil any COVID-19 entry requirements for Italy (if required).The subject coordinator can, if necessary, provide additional information about Venice, inc. where to stay etc.
If overseas travel is not possible due to COVID-19 Venice Studio will be delivered fully online
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students should be able to:
- Identify social, artistic and political histories of major public buildings and urban precincts under investigation
- Conduct design research at premier archives and public institutions
- Analyse and critically evaluate contemporary tourism and its practices within historical urban centres
- Synthesise heritage and contemporary design attributes to produce a design project
- Generate 2-dimensional and 3-dimensional design drawings from accumulated research material
- Demonstrate the ability to deliver a design project as a team through coordination and collaboration within the studio environment
- Coordinate empirical, archival and design research material
- Empirical and archival design research
- Design response to complex urban and architectural problems
- 2D and 3D representation
- Verbal, graphic and written presentation of ideas
- Participatory and collaborative skills within the studio environment
Last updated: 12 November 2022