ASSESSMENT::Architectural Violence and Creative Resistance

February 17, 2011

Assessment::Architectural Space and Creative Resistance

Semester One, 2011

Part One:

Every week in response to the given readings you will be required to produce a line drawing that will be developed toward a violence and architecture colouring-in book. You will also be required to write a 300-500 word response to the given reading. This response should offer a brief summary of the essay as well as your critical and creative response to the essay.

-a): To be uploaded each week under the Discussion link of the archandphil BLOG, and to be discussed during the seminar.

-b): To be compiled and completed as an A4 colouring-in book by Thursday Week 13. Submit both as a hard copy and as a pdf copy (no larger than 5MB, or else on a CD to my pigeonhole).

-c): PLEASE also submit a copy of your colouring-in book to ISSUU and create a link back to this BLOG under the Projects link.

Part Two:

You will develop a major essay of 3000 words that will make an account of an instance of violence and architecture, and/or the role of creative resistance when confronted with architectural violence. This assessment will be composed of an abstract and an essay proper, please see below:

A – Abstract An abstract is a brief scholarly written document, which can be supported by visual information. It is a convention that is in widespread use in the context of academic conferences and publications. For instance, on responding to a call for papers announced by conference organisers, participants, in the first instance, submit what is called an ‘abstract’ of what they plan to present. Conference organisers then review these abstracts and accept or decline proposals according to given criteria.

a): Please write a minimum of 300 words outlining the particular question or problem that you will address in your major essay, along with a working title and preliminary bibliography. These will be discussed during the seminar in week 5.

-b): Submit to this BLOG as a post under the Projects link.

B – Essay You will be required to write an essay (3000 words) that is well illustrated with images and your own diagrams of analysis. You will focus on your chosen architectural or urban example. You should also consider focussing on the work of one architect.

-b): To be submitted Thursday Week 14. To be submitted as a full colour pdf document. No larger than: 5 MB. (Or else on a CD to my pigeonhole).

-c): PLEASE also submit a copy of your illustrated essay to ISSUU and create a link back to this BLOG, under the Projects link.

*All of the material that is collected, whether text based or image based, whether in a book, journal or online, must be carefully and consistently and fully referenced.

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