Taubman College

Course List

Term Fall 2011
Class ARCH 509
Class Title Post-Squat NL: A Project for the New City
Description This research and design course is a continuation of the spring course, Post-Squat NL, which focuses on alternatives in habitation and a new vision of the city in light of the illegalization of squatting in the Netherlands. The seminar explores the new landscape of post-bubble economies investigating the issues of vacancy, temporary use, and reuse. The potential exists in re-examining the typical processes in the structuring of architectural projects, reconsidering bottom-up hierarchies, public and private realms, and the future of the role of the architect. Design proposals will intervene in the existing context of Rotterdam addressing social, economic, and political issues while also suggesting new methods and processes in the making and consumption of architecture, working towards the production of a new city. The course will further the research and analysis into the subject through readings, the continuing development of ongoing projects, and materialization of a complete set of documents for the purpose of the representation and implementation of new ideas and concepts. The work developed throughout the semester will be installed in the 2012 International Architecture Biennale in Rotterdam (IABR). The course is open to a limited number of new and continuing students.
Prereq none entered yet
Crosslist none
Required No
Elective Yes
Selective No
Meets Thursdays 1:00-4:00pm 1227 A&AB
Credits 3
Faculty David Eugin Moon
Syllabus not available