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Module

APL3001 : Alternative Practice: Co-producing Space

  • Offered for Year: 2020/21
  • Module Leader(s): Mr Daniel Mallo
  • Lecturer: Mrs Armelle Tardiveau
  • Owning School: Architecture, Planning & Landscape
  • Teaching Location: Newcastle City Campus
Semesters
Semester 2 Credit Value: 20
ECTS Credits: 10.0

Aims

To facilitate a community project or intervention.
To apply theories, histories, case studies and approaches learnt through the alternative practice and related modules.
To situate the community project in relation to arguments for intervention in the built environment and an understanding of processes for change and the role of professionals and others in achieving it.
To demonstrate an understanding of the complexities of issues and problems pertaining to co-production in the built environment.

Outline Of Syllabus

•       Initial introductory lecture (non-synchronous lecture materials)
•       Group workshops/tutorials (remote synchronous) and student site visits to explore the characteristics and dynamics of the community or locality, and to determine the issues that the project or intervention will address.
•       Group workshops/tutorials (remote synchronous) to determine possible co-production strategy.

•       Co-production engagement with community groups or individuals in the community (remote synchronous).

•       Presentation of Strategy (remote synchronous).

Teaching Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

Teaching Activities
Category Activity Number Length Student Hours Comment
Structured Guided LearningLecture materials21:002:00Recorded (non-synchronous) lectures in blocks of 20 minutes
Guided Independent StudyAssessment preparation and completion150:0050:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesSmall group teaching62:0012:00Remote group tutorials (scheduled on-line contact time)
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesWorkshops23:006:00Project reviews (scheduled on-line contact time)
Guided Independent StudyProject work1116:00116:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesFieldwork14:004:00Site visit
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesDrop-in/surgery91:009:00N/A
Scheduled Learning And Teaching ActivitiesModule talk11:001:00Remote module presentation (scheduled on-line contact time)
Total200:00
Teaching Rationale And Relationship

Initial lecture introduces the module. On-line group tutorials and reviews allow students to gain from staff expertise and provide opportunities to discuss their particular co-production strategy. The fieldwork and private study enable students to gain an in-depth understanding of the site (through field visits) and community/stakeholders (on-line contact time), and to follow up evidence in relation to it. It also provides time for students to reflect on key theoretical issues related to community engagement. Students will also need to organise their time/plan future actions, meet to discuss their various activities, and draw together their strategy and presentation (Group-learning).

Assessment Methods

Please note that module leaders are reviewing the module teaching and assessment methods for Semester 2 modules, in light of the Covid-19 restrictions. There may also be a few further changes to Semester 1 modules. Final information will be available by the end of August 2020 in for Semester 1 modules and the end of October 2020 for Semester 2 modules.

The format of resits will be determined by the Board of Examiners

Other Assessment
Description Semester When Set Percentage Comment
Portfolio2M80Group portfolio inc. the design of a spatial intervention and report of the community engagement.
Reflective log2M20Individual Reflective Review
Assessment Rationale And Relationship

The co-production project addresses a real issue in a real community - usually in the North-East - and is conducted in conjunction with community groups.
Students work in groups and their work includes the design, planning, detailing and/or making of a live intervention for community engagement. This tests the students' ability to understand a community and evaluate the issues at work, as well as articulate a co-produced spatial intervention (through a range of different media including visuals, models, engagement probes or prototypes), and to reflect individually on the achievements/challenges/limitations of their engagement and/or intervention project.

Reading Lists

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