Contemporary Issues in Design & Architecture PG (9771.3)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Arts And Design|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|School Of Design And The Built Environment||Post Graduate Level|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate an advanced knowledge of a range of contemporary design and architecture issues;
2. Analytically review the relevant literature;
3. Demonstrate an advanced understanding of the ways designers and architects respond to and transform contemporary issues; and
4. Demonstrate advanced communication skills in response to their critical understanding of the issues.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
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 - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - take pride in their professional and personal integrity
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
2. UC graduates are global citizens - adopt an informed and balanced approach across professional and international boundaries
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
Equivalent units8179 Contemporary Architecture Theories
Assumed knowledgeArchitectural knowledge in accord with the learning outcomes of the Bachelor of Arts in Architecture or equivalent.
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2022||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||01 August 2022||On-Campus||Dr John Ting|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Dr John Ting|
READINGS, SOURCE MATERIAL
Fredric J. Schwartz, Blind Spots, Yale University Press, 2005.
- FASHION pp 1-25
- Nonsimultaneity pp 103-134
- SEEING and TIME/ SEEING in TIME pp 243-253
Sigfried Giedion, Space, Time and Architecture, 1967
- The New Space Conception: SPACE-TIME pp 430-450
Reinhart Koselleck, Futures Past: On the Semantics of Historical Time, 2004
- Neuzeit: Remarks on the Semantics of Modern Concept of Movement
- "Space of Experience" and "Horizon of Expectation": Two Historical categories
Ernst Bloch, Heritage of Our times, 1962
- Summary Transitions: Non-Contemporaneity and Obligation to its Dialectic, 1932
Erwin Panofsky, "Reflections on Historical Time," Critical Inquiry, vol 30, 4, 2004,
Terry Smith, "Contemporary Art and Contemporaneity," Critical Inquiry, vol 32, 4, 2006
Andrew Benjamin, "Being Roman Now: The Time of Fashion," SAGE publications, 2003
Theodor Adorno, Beethoven: The Philosophy of Music, Polity Press, 1998
- "Beethoven's Late Style," pp 123-137
- "Late Work Without Late Style," pp 138-153
- "The Late Style," pp 154-161
Cesare Casarino & Antoni Negri, In Praise of Common, Uni Minneapolis, 2008
- Cesare Casarino, "Time Matters," pp 219-293
Alina Payne, "Michelangelo Contra Palladio: Le Corbusier to Robert Venturi," 2014, pp 7-23
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
Late submissions, received after the published due date for assignments (or later than any approved extension due date), will be penalised.
A late submission will attract a penalty of 5% for the first day, then an additional 5% per day for days 2 to 6. A weekend shall count as 1 day for the purposes of this policy. On the 6th day the assignment must be submitted for assessment, regardless of its stage of completion. If a submission is not received before 5pm on the 6th day, it will receive a mark of 0%.
Students are responsible for ensuring that late submissions are received by the Unit Convener. Students should discuss the date, time and location of the late submission with the Unit Convener.
Only in exceptional circumstances as stated in UC policy, will applications for an extension be considered. An extension needs to be applied for in writing and in advance of the submission date. The application must specify the length of the extension being sought and provide documentation such as counseling or medical certificates that cover this period. Extensions can only be given for the period stated in the documentation submitted. Counseling certificates are not a guarantee of an extension.
Unless otherwise stated in the Unit outline. Re-submissions for failed work will not be accepted.
This assessment policy is designed to be fair to all students. Adherence to deadlines is essential in the design professions.
Students should aim to complete all work to a high standard. In the event that the assessment is incomplete at the due date, students are encouraged to submit their work at the stage they are up to.
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.
Feedback and return of material
Apart from the grades/marks/comments given for the progressive assignments, feedback will be provided in the form of verbal comments and critique during studio classes and at juries.
In design education and practice the fundamental vehicle for receiving feedback is the verbal response or critique. Designers are expected to listen carefully and dispassionately to what is said and respond accordingly. It is therefore important that you develop the facility for recording what is said – this may include enlisting a fellow student to take notes on your behalf during your presentation.
Unless otherwise advised, assignments, together with marks and feedback, will be available for collection from the lecturer during class. All grades will be posted on the dedicated studio unit on Moodle.
Work will not be available for collection before the nominated return date. Students must retain a digital copy of their assessable work; this includes the electronic copy of physical artifacts (see point (i) above). Students should expect that tutors would write on or otherwise alter their work as a part of the assessment and feedback process.
Participation is expected.
Required IT skills
Advanced digital drawing and modeling skills; advanced on-line research skills; advanced word processing skills.
Drafting, drawing, 3D modeling costs as a function of analysis approach.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Announcements made during lectures, or sent to your University of Canberra student email address, will be deemed to have been made to the whole group. Students are responsible for regularly checking their UC student email.
Consultation with Staff
Contact with staff should generally be within the allocated class times. Consultation outside of these hours shall be by prior appointment, and in addition to, not in lieu of, the scheduled class time. Students who fail to attend classes, and who do not have a medical or Counsellor's certificate or other genuine reason for missing classes, should not expect additional tutorial or consultation time.
Please note: staff are not able to return calls to long distance or mobile telephone numbers after normal hours or on weekends or holidays. Emails are normally not checked or answered at nights, on weekends or on public holidays.
Due to the requirements of professional accreditation samples of student work will be retained and stored at the School for periods of up to three years. Where possible, each student should make a copy of any assignment (prior to submission) as that work may be retained and inaccessible thereafter.