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Course Detail

Term Winter 2017
Class ARCH 506
Class Title Future Use: Making a Scene
Description Architecture is always an exercise in forecasting - for a future that, whether immediate or distant, deepens an architect’s scope of work to include accommodation of a time and place that don’t yet exist. Architecture must simultaneously create and react to unknown conditions.

This course will have a loose connection to two graduate thesis studios (“Possible Futures” and “Trial and Error”) and will fund selected works through a UM Bicentennial grant. Current involvement in any of these efforts is neither a prerequisite for, nor a deterrent from, enrolling in this course. This course is open to any student with an eye to the future and an opinion about how it can be made.

In the near future of 2017, the University of Michigan will embark on a year of bicentennial celebrations, marking a significant milestone as opportunity to look both backward and forward. Among these events, Taubman College will host the architecture and planning exhibition: “The Future Needs More Options/Opinions.”

Students in this workshop will be involved in the research, design, and fabrication of this exhibition, with particular emphasis on the immersive environment of display and discourse. Simultaneously, the work produced for this course and exhibition will be designed with its own afterlife in mind - as objects and furniture for future use within selected Detroit-based educational environments.

Prereq none entered yet
Crosslist none
Required No
Elective Yes
Selective No
Meets Wednesday 9:00am-12:00pm 2222 A&AB
Credits 3
Faculty Julia McMorrough
Syllabus not available