- Code DESN6012
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of Art and Design
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject Design
- Areas of interest Ethics, Design Arts, Materials, Sustainability, Creative Arts
In this course, students are challenged by the provocation of “why make anything for a world already full of stuff”? This requires students to reconcile their design decisions, processes, materials and choice of making in consideration to some of the most important challenges of our time.
Students will be asked to consider the ethics of design and making through the lens our relationship to the environment and ecology. Students will engage in reparative practices and design projects that provide a counter-narrative to the economic concepts of infinite growth and infinite resource. Through this course students will learn and practice design thinking and making skills that enable them to independently and collaboratively understanding and respond to the impacts of resource extraction by developing design-based solutions.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- develop and resolve original design responses and prototypes that engage with the environmental impacts of resource extraction and waste in response to assessment tasks in ways that are conceptually and critically resolved;
- identify and experiment with materials and processes that are appropriate to the functional, aesthetic and conceptual requirements of their project;
- apply and document incremental refinements of ideas and processes through iterative design and critical reflection;
- research, analyse and apply local, global, historical, and theoretical contexts relevant to production-consumption cycles and their ecological impacts in your projects and writing; and
- present articulate written and oral arguments about theories of objects and their relationship with cultural, social, political and economic challenges and opportunities.
Other InformationSchool of Art & Design studio courses have a limited enrolment capacity. Students are advised to enrol as early as possible to maximise the opportunity of securing a place.
- Design Project 1: Waste Not (35) [LO 1,2,3,4]
- Research Presentation and critical evaluation, 15 minutes/ 1500 words (30) [LO 4,5]
- Design Project 2: Ecological Solutions (35) [LO 1,2,3,4]
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from:
a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorials and critiques; and
b) 94 hours of independent studio practice, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Students are expected to engage in some independent learning to acquire non-taught skills and processes as needed for the projects they design and develop.
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- 6 units
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|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|6867||24 Jul 2023||31 Jul 2023||31 Aug 2023||27 Oct 2023||In Person||N/A|