Assistant Professor John Marshall to present at ACSA Teachers Seminar 2011 in New York

Taubman College and School of Art & Design Assistant Professor John Marshall will present during the “Inter-disciplinary / Trans-disciplinary Pedagogies” session at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture (ACSA) Teachers Seminar 2011.

The conference will be an opportunity to collect and publish peer-reviewed papers, while bringing to the conference speakers from these performative practices. This year’s conference, which takes place June 16-18, 2011, at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City, is themed: “Performative Practices: Architecture and Engineering in the Twenty-First Century.”

New practices are emerging from partnerships of architects, engineers, and others that blur disciplinary boundaries and advance new techniques in design and construction. Yet in architecture and engineering schools, the strictures of traditional curricula and funding structures for faculty and research prevents the same kind of vital professional promiscuity. Ecological, economic, and professional realities demand alternative models.

Mashall’s presentation will be on “Smart Surfaces: A Multidisciplinary, Hands-on Think Tank” on Saturday, June 18, during the day’s theme of “Pedagogy.”

For more, visit the ACSA website.