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Unit details

SRL733 - Indigenous Narratives and Processes

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Waterfront (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

David Jones

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

6 x 1 day intensives

Content

This unit considers and explores contemporary engagements and relationships with Australian and international Indigenous communities in design and planning projects.  Part of the unit will examine the concept and entity of Indigenous peoples and their cultural and spiritual relationships to land, territory, country, language, name, knowledge transferral, sedentary patterns, custodianship, curatorship, alternate approaches to ‘natural science’, and their symbiotic use and curatorship of natural resources as legitimate land design, planning and management tools and approaches.  A second part will examine a set of Australian and International exemplar case studies where Indigenous peoples have served either as client or as consultant in the formulation of design and planning projects that have resulted in international and or highly significant, innovative and creative outcomes that demonstrate respect and cultural richness.  A third part will consider processes of managing cultural-rich projects including consultation, engagement and protocols.  A fourth part will draw upon on-site engagement with a place rich in Indigenous meanings, associations, history, myth, and provide a first-hand understanding of Indigenous protocols.

This unit is a direct response to a clear policy shift and reconciliation commitment by the Australian architecture, landscape architecture and planning professions to better engage with, respect, understand, and embrace Indigenous culture in design and planning projects.  It is intended as unit to provoke understanding and respect, and processes of engagement within the professional practice of design and planning and not simply cultural competency articulation.

Assessment

Two individual projects (30% each) 60%, one individual design project (30%) with accompanying oral presentation (10%)

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1096$1096$3083$3335

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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