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SRA224 - Austral-Asian Architecture

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Waterfront (Geelong)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:

0.125

Unit chair:

David Beynon

Prerequisite:

SRA143

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

1 x 2 hour class per week, 1 x 1 hour seminar per week

Content

This unit will investigate the social, material and symbolic role of architecture in traditional, changing, and contemporary Austral-Asian and Southeast Asian societies, developing an understanding of its social and philosophical underpinnings and an appreciation of its creativity. The unit will cover indigenous traditions and cultures, the influence of Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam, the effects of colonialism and imperialism, the relationship between architecture and postcolonial identity, and prospects for the future.

Assessment

Group debate 20%, essay 40%, project 40%

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