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Electives - Semester 1, 2012

Being Seen and Heard - Aaron Wallis Farming the Future - Jane Shepherd Fashion 101 - Georgia MCCorkill Practicing Sustainability - Juliette Anich

Being Seen and Heard

Youth inclusive public domain design This elective looks at the challenges and issues facing our younger generations and how they currently frequent our cities. We will review the critically important role public space provides in the social development and transition into adult life of teenagers. We will also explore how young people actually use space in the public domain by applying a number of specific techniques of observation, mapping and engagement using key sites around Melbourne. This will include a review of a number of built 'youth space' precedents where we will critique and analyse how effectively each of these spaces appropriately cater for young people and what specific design considerations could be applied to improve the opportunities for teenagers to enjoy these specific spaces. The skills gained from this exercise will then be applied to a specific site at the docklands where you will develop a brief and develop a design framework for a small youth inclusive public hub. Landscape Architecture Elective ARCH 1178/1179/1180/1363 Course leader: Aaron Wallis Time: Thursday, 1.30 to 4.30pm Location: 8.12.41.

rmit wide elective: SOCU2098- farming the future

farming the future

Farming the Future is a field trip based course to the Hamilton region, Western District, Victoria. During the field trip we will visit farms and attend lectures at RMIT Hamilton during the days. In the evenings there will be classes with group exercises and discussions, a young farmers panel evening, and private study time for field workbook entries. It offers you an opportunity to think about what sustainability means in relation to farming practices and to individual farmers and through these encounters- what sustainability means to you. It is a wonderful opportunity to visit farms, met farmers and hear from other regional people about their present value and issues, and their hopes, desires and concerns regarding the future. Farming the Future is an intense and demanding and hopefully rewarding experience. In three pre-field trip classes and a week-long field trip you are undertaking a full semester of work for this 12 credit point course. All your assessable work is submitted at the end of the field trip. As it is an RMIT wide elective - you will be studying with students from a range of disciplines and backgrounds- from highly urbanised upbringings to the children of farmers - and this adds a further degree of richness. Please note: there is a materials fee for the field trip of $490.00 This is in addition to any other tuition fees you may be paying. It covers transport and accommodation and all meals except the first lunch. Teacher: Jane Shepherd, Landscape Architecture, School of Architecture and Design Any questions please email jane.shepherd@rmit

3 pre - trip classes on City Campus Tuesday 5 June 5.30pm - 8.30pm Tuesday 12 June 5.30pm - 8.30pm Tuesday 19 June 5.30pm - 8.30pm Field trip is: Monday 25 June - Friday 29 June

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enrol online SOCU 2098

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practicing sustainbility
Critiquing of contemporary sustainability | Industrial Design Elective | Juliette Anich
The world needs a design revolution, so why not become a revolutionary designer? This course will immerse you in the critical sustainability challenges of our time and equip you with the detailed knowledge required to make a positive change. Our current culture of design demands convenience and readily accepts wastefulness. However the impacts and implications of this are becoming far greater and more widespread than previously imagined. This course will review your role as a designer in this culture and provide you with the resources and opportunities to make informed decisions on how you would like to participate in, and shape this culture. You will be asked to investigate, critically analyse and surmise issues as diverse as population, the carbon tax, food security and lifecycles of products through short writing tasks and graphic communication. The class will balance individual and collective work through two major projects; a personal design manifesto and a collaborative class demonstration of the semesters work. Juliette Anich will be your guide through the semester. Her current PhD studies around an alternative food system will inform, inspire and challenge you during this course.

Tuesdays 1.30-3.30 | 88.5.9