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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 (if overseas travel is possible). 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:
- Critically evaluate the social, artistic and political histories of major public buildings and urban precincts under investigation.
- Conduct research and interpret archival material at premier archives and public institutions.
- Identify patterns and practices of contemporary cultural tourism in urban contexts
- Determine the impact of cultural tourism on heritage architecture and urbanisms under investigation.
- Synthesise heritage and contemporary design attributes to produce a design project.
- Translate research material into architectural drawings through creative control of digital software.
- Demonstrate collaborative skills as part of a design team for the development and delivery of a design project.
- Asses the contribution of empirical, archival and design research material to the design project.
- Empirical and archival design research
- Creative design response to complex urban and architectural problems
- 2D and 3D representation
- Coherent verbal, graphic and written presentation of ideas
- Participatory and collaborative skills within the studio environment.
Last updated: 12 November 2022