Interior Architecture Studio: Unstable Space (11031.1)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Arts And Design|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|School Of Design And The Built Environment||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Promoting the provocative, expansive and contemporary potentials of unstable space, the unit proposes to interrogate, design and test unstable spaces as relational and performative co-agents in the generation of valid and valued designed environments. Proposing a dynamic relation between the built environment and the anthropological condition, the studio investigates the complex relations between space, form and object as they relate to 'spaces of spectacle'.
Throughout the unit, students will also be introduced to the practical and organisational logistics associated with the design, construction, and management of unstable and temporary spaces and events.
Learning outcomesAfter successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Select and evaluate design strategies suitable for the development of unstable spaces;
2. Synthesise and apply a range of contemporary theories relevant to temporary and unstable space;
3. Evaluate the theoretical relationships bet ween context, objects and bodies;
4. Use and evaluate a range of contextually relevant media and tools to communicate design proposals;
5. Present a resolved final design and make project; and
6. Curate, direct and manage temporary design spaces and installations.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - understand issues in their profession from the perspective of other cultures
Individuals entering this program will bring with them a diversity of attributes and
experiences. As a student of the University you will develop the qualities of critical thinking,
curiosity and reflective practice. You will be required to use foresight, initiative and
leadership, and be open to alternative perspectives. When you graduate, you will continue to
learn and thrive in environments of complexity, ambiguity and change.
Prerequisites11029 Interior Architecture Studio: Context
Equivalent units8953 Design for Temporary Environments
Assumed knowledgeThe requisite skills and knowledge acquired during second year study of the Bachelor of the Built Environment degrees.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Mrs Stephanie Trimble|
|2023||UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Mr Tom James|
|2024||UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank||Semester 2||29 July 2024||On-Campus||Mr Tom James|
|2024||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||29 July 2024||On-Campus||Mrs Stephanie Trimble|
As part of this unit, students are expected to read widely and research thoroughy. Please see unit's Canvas Reading List for further details.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
All assignments must be uploaded to Canvas. When an assignment cannot be uploaded to
Canvas, e.g. Presentations in person, physical models or objects or files too large to upload
then your Unit Convener will tell you the submission details in section 5b. For all assessment
items submitted online via the unit Canvas site the first page of each assessment submission
should include the following information:
Word Count (if applicable):
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
The amount of time you will need to spend on study in this unit will depend on a number of
factors including your prior knowledge, learning skill level and learning style. Nevertheless, in
planning your time commitments you should note that for a 3cp unit the total notional
workload over the semester or term is assumed to be 150 hours. These hours include time
spent in classes. The total workload for units of different credit point value should vary
proportionally. For example, for a 6cp unit the total notional workload over a semester or term
is assumed to be 300 hours.
Full attendance at all lectures, studios and seminars is expected. Students must contact
the studio tutor in advance if they are unable to attend. There is a significant link
between a student's attendance/participation, and the quality of their learning
outcomes demonstrated by the submitted assessable project components. To this end,
attendance records are kept and may be used to guide and inform aspects of our
evaluation and feedback.
Please advise the Unit Convener if you are unable to attend a particular class or studio.
Students who attend campus for class or other purposes must play their part in keeping our campus and community safe by following these basic guidelines to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission:
- Practise good hand hygiene, washing hands regularly;
- If you do happen to cough or sneeze, please do so into the crook of your elbow, dispose of tissues immediately and wash hands immediately
- Practise effective physical distancing;
- Follow all directions of teaching and other UC staff regarding safety measures;
- Stay off campus if you are unwell and get tested according to ACT Government guidelines, and
- Follow University communications about campus arrangements https://www.canberra.edu.au/coronavirus-advice
Required IT skills
Students are expected to have advanced skills in word processing, report compilation and
digital presentation programs such as Rhino, Revit, Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign
Materials and equipment needed to undertake the projects, such as drawing and model making
materials, and costs associated with any site visits, are generally the responsibility of each
individual student. This could be in the order of $500 per semester.
Work placement, internships or practicums
- Semester 2, 2022, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (208631)
- Semester 2, 2022, On-Campus, UC - TAFE Queensland, South Bank (208632)
- Semester 2, 2021, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (199692)
- Semester 2, 2020, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (195381)
- Semester 2, 2019, On-Campus, UC - Canberra, Bruce (184219)