Second Year, Semester One
Unit Coordinator: Hugo Moline
Teaching Staff: Michael Zanardo, Zoya Kuptsova, Shuang Wu
Final Review Critics: Jon Jacka, Laura Harding, Phillip Arnold, Nick Seeman, Guy Luscombe, Helga ten Brumelaar, Eddie Ma and Philip Nobis
Aged care has tended to isolate. People who are in most need of company and support are often left alone. Our studio partner, Abel Tasman Village is already creating innovative means to connect their residents lives with the broader community.
Within this studio we are seeking to design architectural prototypes which integrate quality aged care within the active life of the city. Beyond this we are seeking models which re-envision our oldest citizens not as an ‘issue’ but as vital contributors to this shared urban life.
Beyond this the studio will explore how we can expand the concepts and practices of care. How can we care for cities as a gardener tends to their garden? How can we practice architecture in a way which considers the welfare of not only our current generations, but of all those to come?