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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-ordinatorJulie Rudner

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites 45 credit points second year planning subjects


Incompatible subjects PLA2CSP

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 4PrescribedDavis, M 2006LONDON; NEW YORK: VERSO
ReadingsInvisible citiesPrescribedCalvino, I 1997LONDON: VINTAGE, NEW EDITION
ReadingsLandscapes of power - chapter 8PrescribedZukin, S 1991BERKELEY: UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS
ReadingsSamson and Delilah (Movie)PrescribedWarwick Thornton (Director)N/A
ReadingsSelling Places: The Marketing and Promotion of Towns and Cities 1850-2000PrescribedWard, S 1988ROUTLEDGE
ReadingsUNESCO City of Literature SubmissionPrescribedArts Victoria 2008MELBOURNE
ReadingsThe Minority Report - chapters 1 & 9RecommendedDick, P.K 1987PUBLISHING CORP. NEW YORK: KENSINGTON

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Appraise theory and fictional literature about space and place through critical arguement

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

02. Design 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)
Ethical & Cultural Awareness (Ethical & Cultural Awareness)

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

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

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