Intercultural Dialogue through Design (iDiDe) in India
If you’re passionate about inter cultural engagement through collaboration, then this placement is for you. Address topical challenges associated with real world problems and engage first hand within diverse contexts and cultures. iDiDe Manipal offers a structured programme of intercultural immersive learning with a multidisciplinary and integrated perspective in sustainable design, Eco-tourism, cultural preservation and rural community development. Extend and practice your discipline knowledge and skills through online and face to face engagement with class based theoretical content, inter cultural collaboration with students from partner universities and engagement with local communities.
The iDiDe program is conducted both on campus at Deakin Waterfront as well as in India on Manipal University campus. Students are expected to attend 4 x pre-travel seminars that will cover in country context study, assessment related content, project briefing and travel preparation. Manipal University is located in the south western coast near the city of Udupi in the Indian state of Karnataka.
The study tour and project will see Deakin students collaborate closely with students from Manipal University, India on a sustainable community project located in Udupi. Our objectives will be to make a meaningful contribution to community capacity building through research and design of community building infrastructure. Students can expect to take up a socially sustainable agenda and engage in authentic learning experiences through working closely with iDiDe university partners and local community stakeholders. The program itinerary will also include architectural and historical sites of significance pertaining to the appreciation and understanding of the project objectives.
Exercise level: no specific skills are needed for this project however, you’ll be working in a fairly dynamic environment with a diverse group of students as well as staff from the local host so it is important that you possess patience and flexibility to do the tasks necessary on any particular day
Location: Karnataka, India
Unit of enrolment at Deakin: SRR367 (Built Environment Study Tour) SRR767 Intercultural Dialogue Through Design (pgrad).
Partner to deliver this program: Manipal University India
Selection: Selection will be based on responses to the application questions and if necessary, a short interview with the unit chair.
Information session: 29 May, 2018
Introductory briefing: TBC
Half day compulsory unit class & pre-departure session: TBC
In-country component: 7 January - 28 January 2019
Application close: Friday, 27th of July
India, officially the Republic of India is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country and the most populous democracy in the world. It is bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal on the southeast.
Manipal is a town located 5 kilometres from Udupi district in Karnataka, India and is administered by the Udupi City Municipality.