Taubman College

Course List

Term Winter 2011
Class ARCH 509
Class Title Glow Workshop
Description
******STUDENT MUST ELECT THIS COURSE FOR 3 CREDITS******

Light and material together have the ability to make, alter, and obscure space. This workshop focuses around the creative investigation of GLOW as the purposeful intermingling of electricity and material and the resultant side effects of the nearly intangible and eerie synthesis of matter and energy. This course explores and experiments with the intermingling of three trajectories currently impacting the field of architecture: the discussion of designed and heightened atmosphere, the expanding research behind material exploration and assembly fabrication, and the utilization and alteration of energy. Advancing these trajectories requires working through built constructions. Through a series of exercises, the course will conduct investigations into the sensorial and spatial consequences of combining and embedding light sources and matter. Beginning with projects involving photography, light manipulation, and light projections, the culminating project of the workshop entails material fabrications with embedded light sources and manipulations. The framework of the course is twofold, both the situation of the idea of GLOW within the discourse of architecture, as well as experimental fabrications: intangible, elusive, and uncertain. As an architectural maneuver, GLOW can only truly be investigated through a keen eye towards illumination and darkness, and the process of making.
Prereq none entered yet
Crosslist none
Required No
Elective Yes
Selective No
Meets Mondays 7:00-10:00pm 2213 A&AB
Credits 3
Faculty Catie Newell
Syllabus not available