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Term Fall 2017
Class ARCH 509
Class Title Crossing Lines: design, interdisciplinarity and representation
Description As architects, designers and artists explore challenging global contexts, operate in complex socio-economic scenarios, intervene in charged political environments, and engage in new modalities of contemporary culture, novel associations and disciplinary adaptability have emerged as vital, operative competencies. Addressing topics of interdisciplinarity in contemporary practice while building on a lineage of interdisciplinary and avant-garde movements, the seminar will explore the quality, character, and impact of approaches to design at the intersection of contingent and variable creative methods. Through project-based, practice-oriented and site-specific interventions, students will experiment with new aesthetic and conceptual modes of representation and communication, investigating how collaborative processes renew, transform, and instigate original expression and change collective perception. Readings and lectures will be supplemented by site visits, fieldwork, and participation in contextually driven projects involving sound, performance, new media, and installation. In addition to gaining basic knowledge of methods and techniques associated with various media, students will be encouraged to ask questions about the capacity of interdisciplinary projects to participate in public discourse and the shaping of cities.
Prereq none entered yet
Crosslist none
Required No
Elective Yes
Selective No
Meets Mondays 9:00am-12:00pm 2213 A&AB
Credits 3
Faculty Anya Sirota
Syllabus not available