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Advancing Architectural Praxis

March 26, 2011 at 9:30 am - 2:30 pm

Architectural practice, and its affiliated practices, habits, rituals, and conventions, can collectively be referred to as “architectural praxis.” The cognitive dimension of architectural thinking – never fully realized by mere building or the representation of technological processes of building production – must now be more integrated with the underlying logics of other disciplines such as industrial design, urban planning, real estate development, and engineering to name a few. How receptive are these disciplines to incorporating architectural thinking? Is the architect a political agent, provocateur, or service provider? How are architectural practices changing to meet global, technological, and cultural demands? How does the rise of the megafirm and other strategic partnerships allow firms to take greater risks?

As part of Taubman College’s questioning of the present predicaments facing the profession and discipline of architecture, Advancing Architectural Praxis is an inauguration of an upcoming series that will explore the opportunities for the discipline.

A light breakfast and afternoon refreshments provided. Doors open at 8:45 a.m.

For more about the event, speakers and to register: taubmancollege.umich.edu/architecturalpraxis


March 26, 2011
9:30 am - 2:30 pm