Spatial Design: Experimental Public Spaces - SDES2413

Faculty: Faculty of Art & Design

School: School of Art & Design

Course Outline: Downloadcourse outline (PDF format)

Campus: Paddington

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 3

CSS Contribution Charge: 1 (more info)

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This course introduces the foundational principles of public space design, exploring mind-body-environment relations as a system of networks, nodes, and pathways. In lectures intended to engage, inform and inspire, you will interrogate the concepts of movement, rest and meeting through diverse precedents, ranging from courtyard gardens and pocket parks to retail and exhibition spaces, city squares, and even entire cities. In studio-based assignments you will respond to client briefs for innovative public space design, applying principles to practice. Through this process, you will learn to explore and communicate your proposals through drawings, including plans, sections and elevations, executed by hand and with digital software. In developing these skills you will also become familiar with professional opportunities open to spatial designers in the areas of urban design, landscape design, and exhibition design.


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