|Year of offer||2017|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject will explore utopian architecture and planning projects based on political idealism, wishful thinking and the prospects of technology. What does technology contribute to the creation of a modern utopia? Is technology the key to a democratic society without poverty and class warfare? Is it a mechanism for the development of a totalitarian state? This subject will investigate the productive and critical dimensions of utopian thought, exploring the ways in which architecture performs as a vehicle for the implementation of political and social vision.
Intended learning outcomes
At the conclusion of this subject students will have:
- A highly developed understanding of modern urban and architectural utopian vision, together with a high capacity for critique of them;
- An understanding of how conceptual and theoretical thought is translated into built form;
- A critical basis from which to interrogate and evaluate contemporary architecture.
- Critical thinking and analytical ability.
- Ability to comprehend architectural concepts and express them lucidly, orally and textually.
- Methods of documentation and presentation.
Eligibility and requirements
Entry into the Melbourne School of Design or approval from the subject coordinator.
Core participation requirements
For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Students Experiencing Academic Disadvantage Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Description, Subject Objectives, Generic Skills and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the disability support scheme can be found at the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://www.services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
- Project proposal of up to 1000 words due in week 4 (20%).
- Written and/or graphic project of at least 4000 words due at the end of semester (80%).
Dates & times
- Semester 2
Principal coordinator Annmarie Brennan Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 3 hours per week. Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 24 July 2017 to 22 October 2017 Last self-enrol date 4 August 2017 Census date 31 August 2017 Last date to withdraw without fail 22 September 2017 Assessment period ends 17 November 2017
Semester 2 contact information
Time commitment details
There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.