SRA224 - Austral-Asian Architecture

Year:

2020 unit information

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

0.125

Prerequisite:

SRA143

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

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

Content

The unit SRA224 builds on skills and concepts learned in SRA215 Utopian Ideals in the Modern World. Students will investigate the social, material and symbolic role of architecture in traditional, changing and contemporary Australian Pacific Island and Southeast Asian societies, developing an understanding of its social and philosophical underpinnings and an appreciation of its creativity. Students will learn about important aspects of architecture in the region; indigenous traditions and cultures, the influence of Hinduism, Buddhism and Islam, the effects of colonialism and imperialism, the relationship between architecture and postcolonial identity, modernism, regionalism and prospects for the future.

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