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Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject offers a culturally informed basis for more sustained reflection on global identity in post-industrial cities. The need for identity in post-industrial cities and regions has led to the use of cultural events, art, performance and urban presentation to promote and distinguish towns and cities. From aspirant rural literary centres like Clunes,VIC, to Disney's real town of 'Celebration',to Holly/Bollywood movies, our definitions, understandings, and aspirations for where we live are intimately tied to popular culture. Through a range of visual and literary texts, this subject encourages indepth thought on bonds between representations and planning of cities by examining how culture enables us to interpret images, meanings, and experiences of space and place.

SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorBrian Flanagan

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjects PLA3CSP

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditions Available to count towards the Planning major in the Bachelor of Arts degree at Bendigo campus.


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsCity of quartz: Excavating the future in Los Angeles (new edition)- chapter 4RecommendedDavis, M 2006LONDON; NEW YORK: VERSO
ReadingsInvisible citiesRecommendedCalvino, I 1997LONDON: VINTAGE, NEW EDITION
ReadingsLandscapes of power - chapter 8RecommendedZukin, S 1991BERKELEY: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS
ReadingsSamson and Delilah (Movie)RecommendedWarwick Thornton (Director)N/A
ReadingsSelling Places: The Marketing and Promotion of Towns and Cities 1850-2000RecommendedWard, S 1988ROUTLEDGE
ReadingsThe Minority Report - chapters 1 & 9RecommendedDick, P.K 1987PUBLISHING CORP. NEW YORK: KENSINGTON
ReadingsUNESCO City of Literature SubmissionRecommendedArts Victoria 2008MELBOURNE

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Identify relevant stages of a project, prioritise activities and construct a plan for creative work

Tutorials, project plan
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Writing (Writing)

02. Produce a creative piece of work that examines cultural understandings of space and place

Lectures, discussions, creative work
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Creative Problem-solving (Creative Problem-solving)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)
Life-Long Learning (Life-Long Learning)

03. Read, analyse and deconstruct relevant print and other media that examine the theory and fictional literature about space and place

Lectures, discussions, fieldwork observations and essays
Related graduate capabilities and elements:
Writing (Writing)
Inquiry/ Research (Inquiry/ Research)
Critical Thinking (Critical Thinking)

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