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Join us for the first event in the upcoming series of UN-WORKING workshops on November 12, 2018 with participants Peggy Deamer, Manuel Shvartzberg, Irene Sunwoo, and Claire Zimmerman. Funded through the Equity Innovation initiative here at Taubman College, the project seeks to re-frame issues of labor, precarity, and production within architectural education. The events will take place in the Taubman Commons and are open to the whole school.

The event will begin with a series of provocations from each guest that address the ethics and aesthetics of labor in architecture. Immediately afterwards, we will break out into smaller groups to workshop new curricular / pedagogical models that address these provocations. Issues at stake may include speculative new studio formats that address labor, activism and collectivization in practice and pedagogy, the competition/exhibition/institutional ecosystems of production, and potential new ways to leverage the value proposition of architecture.
The schedule for the first event is below: 

November 12, 2018 @noon
Participants: Peggy Deamer, Manuel Shvartzberg, Irene Sunwoo, Claire Zimmerman

12:00-1:10: Introduction / Positions / Provocations 
1:15 - 2:00: Workshop Breakouts into four groups (1 group per participant; each workshop is currently full)
2:15 - 3:00: Group Discussion / Findings / Debate 

@noon is an opportunity for the students, faculty, and staff of the architecture program at Taubman College to come together in The Commons to discuss and debate current research and creative practice taking place within our studios, classes, labs, and exhibitions.

The following two events will take place in the Winter term (more information to follow):
January 28, 2019 @noon
Participants: Keller Easterling, Douglas Spencer

February 18, 2019 @noon
Participant: Francesco Marullo