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Asia Pacific Modernities (ABPL30057)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeABPL30057
Availability(Quotas apply)
Semester 2
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Asia Pacific Modernities forms part of the Design Histories Specialisation.

This subject will offer an integrated overview of urban, design, architectural and landscape related issues in the Asia Pacific region, including Asia and Australia. Fieldwork will include visits within Melbourne.

Topics will include:

Indigenous landscapes and place-making; Religious and Cultural Landscapes in Contemporary Asia Pacific including the Islamic; Colonial cities and institutions; Regional, informal and vernacular settlements and responses; Nationalism, modernism and commemoration; Post disaster reconstruction and design; Globalisation and the metropolis; Tourism and heritage; Transnational architectural discourses/practices in Asia Pacific.

Intended learning outcomes

The subject will look at the application of historical knowledge in practice and discuss career pathways in Asia and Australia.

On completion of the subject students will be expected to

  • Have greater knowledge of the region and Australia’s regional relationships through architecture, urbanism and landscape. This knowledge will include foci on material, technological, textual and pedagogical approaches that are interdisciplinary and socially oriented.
  • Gain an awareness of key concepts and issues;
  • Learn to analyse and critique examples and understand their social relevance.

Generic skills

Upon successful completion of this subject the student will have had the opportunity to develop the following generic skills:

  •  Capacity for independent thought
  • ability to research through the competent use of the library and other information sources
  • ability to conceptualise theoretical problems, form judgements and arguments and communicate critically, creatively and theoretically through essay writing, tutorial discussion and presentations;
  • ability to communicate knowledge intelligibly and economically through essay writing and tutorial discussion;
  • ability to participate in team work through involvement in syndicate groups and group discussions

Last updated: 10 August 2019