Term: Fall 2022
Section: 9
Class Number: 509
Credits: 3
Required: No
Elective: Yes

/ ARCH 509

'SPACESpirit': Invisible Made Visible

A forum for exploring the place of Spirit and spirit(uality) within daily architectural practice.

Presented in a format of studio narratives, ‘SPACESpirit’ provides a forum for deepest design reflection as we each explore extended answers to six overarching questions:

How do we find a balance of self-discovery and independence, whole remaining connected to earth/ wind/ sky/ water and our deepest civic obligations”

Where is the connection between dreams, ambition, and purpose?”

What is deeply, most commonly worth sustaining?”

What is the place of Spirit and Spirituality?”

How do dreams matter… Why?

Broadly, ‘SPACESpirit’ serves as a weekly meeting ground for each of us to find our own voice within a global cornucopia of voices; specifically, ‘SPACESpirit’ focuses on our collective obligation to define architecture as both, a uniquely material and spiritual presence; a ‘spatial-spiritual compass’ whose best practices interweave sheltering space and nourishing spirit in ways that invite trust, collaboration, and mutual em(power)ment.


Thu 7:00-10:00pm  MHG463


James Chaffers