|Class Title||SPIRITSPACE Making Place|
A forum for exploring the loci of â€˜Spirit and spirit(uality)â€™ within architectural place-making. In addition to gaining a more personal understanding of place-making and career ambition as fundamentally â€˜spiritualâ€™ pursuits, this seminar seeks to provide guidance for how individual professional ambition might concurrently contribute to a sustainable planetary good; specifically, â€˜SPIRITSPACEâ€™ will seek to serve as a weekly meeting ground for each of us to â€œfind our own voiceâ€ within a global cornucopia of voices . . . a global cornucopia rooted in our own cornucopia of voices here within Taubman and in our collective obligation to define a more inclusive basis for approaching the teaching and practice of architecture;
specifically, the seminar will focus on our collective obligation to define architecture for what it commonly seems to be â€” a uniquely material and spiritual medium giving voiceâ€™ to all manner of human ambition.
Exploring ambition and personal/professional obligations inherent in professional design practices, class sessions are organized around six topical themes: Ecology, Cosmology, Spirituality, Religiosity, Community, and Technology. Pursued within these fluid points of navigation, the seminar encourages each of us to gain a view of ourselves as vanguards and stewards necessarily engaged in directed change.
vanguard [Fr., aâ€¢vant-garde]: One in the forefront; leadership â€œby example.â€
visionary: One weaving hindsight with foresight and far sight to create
steward: One who understands that the personal and the planetary are integralâ€”i.e., that infrastructure, bio-structure, geo-structure, et al. are one.
Seminar discussion will be augmented with formal and informal lectures, selected readings, and invited Guests. Within evolving class discussion, individual contributions to the crafting of â€œA Design Compass for 21 C Place-making,â€ will be a major course requirement. Compass, contributions will be highlighted and shared via 30-minute audio/video presentations.
While each seminar session is necessarily interdependent, each is approached as a distinct building block of knowledge aimed at clarifying the rewards to be gained from a public sharing of
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Thursday 7:00-10:00pm G463 MH