Specialised Communication

Second Year
ARCH 1434

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SITE OF RESISTANCE

Tutor: Amanda Haskard
Schedule: Fridays 12:30 - 15:30
Location: 100.05.004B

SUMMARY

Design mediates so much of our reality and has a tremendous impact on our lives. Yet people who are most adversely affected by design decisions tend to have the least influence on them.

In this studio, we will discuss acts of resistance in design and contemporary art practices that embody socially engaged methods.

Through texts, class discussions and site visits, students will engage with an array of real-life projects in order to devise a personal manifesto for a just design process.

 
Image by Djurdjica Kesic

Image by Djurdjica Kesic

NARRATIVES OF MATERIALITY

Tutor: Djurdjica Kesic
Schedule: Thursdays 9:30 - 12:30
Location: 100.01.006 (Workshop)

SUMMARY

Working with reclaimed household/interior objects, this workshop based course will engage in material and making exploration. It will ask to reflect on and rethink what is valuable and precious.

The exploration and making process will result in a production of a series of objects with an interior focus.

In addition to developing making skills in working with a variety of materials, students will use photography to both document the process and to speculate on the scale of made objects - proposing made objects from wearable to inhabitable spaces, with strong focus on materiality.

 

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IN THE FLOW

Tutor: Amy-Jo Jory
Schedule: Monday 13:30 - 16:30
Location: 100.01.006 (Workshop)

SUMMARY

IN THE FLOW is a workshop and studio-based course that explores functional and hand-made clay objects.

With an emphasis on communicating subjectivity and personal connections, students will work through ideas using drawing and hand-building. Gaining conceptual skills, students also acquire knowledge of form, shape, colour and materiality.

Considering the temporal nature of functional objects - including the ways these objects change with their user over time, students will speculate on the cumulative effect of human interactions using digital imaging.

In a globalised world of endless disposable consumer products, this course asks students to make things with intention.

 
Image by Lauren Dunn

Image by Lauren Dunn

IMAGINING THE FUTURE

Tutor: Lauren Dunn
Schedule: Fridays 9:00 - 12:00
Location: 100.04.007

SUMMARY

What will interiors need for the future?

Using pop culture to understand the politics of space by studying a combination of film, TV, music videos and thought provoking readings this course will allow you to further build technical skills in photoshop and skills in thinking to create highly conceptual and experimental futuristic spaces.

 
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Image by Beck Storer

DIGITAL NARATIVE

Tutor: Beck Storer
Schedule: Fridays 9:30 - 12:30
Location: 100.04.006

SUMMARY

A mix of discovery and creative play this studio will challenge the way you communicate and craft place making experiences in the environment.

Digital Natives is an exploration to discover innovative new ways of communicating in the digital world and to embrace the role of cultural frameworks when creating place making.

We’ll investigate and explore the concept of the digital native, immigrant and society. We’ll look at the current communication platforms that are being used in the digital world and how these are being embraced by contemporary design practices.

And we will play !

You will partake in creative workshops to undertake meaningful in depth research of a site specific landscape, activating the role of us investigating the local culture and history. The outcomes discovered here we will then embrace and explore further to interpret - crafting a visual narrative to form a place making experience.

Throughout this studio you will learn and develop new innovative digital capabilities. These you will embrace and use as your own platform to confidently communicate your idea through a creative place making strategy - becoming an effective communicator in the digital world.

 
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Image by Yandell Walton

ANIMATING ARCHITECTURE SPATIAL PROJECTION

Tutor: Yandell Walton
Schedule: Friday 14:30 - 17:30
Location: 100.05.008

SUMMARY

In this course you will be introduced to digital projection as a creative tool used in architectural space internally and externally. You will gain an understanding of projection technology, output devices and installation methods. Adobe Photoshop and After Effects will be used to produce content and you will become familiar with masking and mapping techniques to respond to three dimensional space. Students will work in actual space through practical workshops and embark on creating a site responsive projection for an architectural space.

 
Image by Joel Goodall

Image by Joel Goodall

BACK TO THE FUTURISM

Tutor: Joel Goodall
Schedule: Friday 9:30 - 12:30
Location: 100.01.006 (Workshop)

SUMMARY

Do we peer 10? 20? 100? 1000? years into the future? What does this future look like? Pastel colours, green, harmonious and spacious? or a compact, congested concrete jungle…aliens?

Within this course you will be asked to explore an envisaged change of aesthetic between a contemporary domestic dwelling and a futuristic domestic dwelling. Through research and traditional prototyping processes, you will develop a built form. This unit is heavily workshop based you will be working with materials to physically build your project.