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No. 7

PRACTICE SESSION NO. 7 WITH LAUREL CONSUELO BROUGHTON, “PICNIC IN THE WINTER GARDEN”

Practice Session No. 7 was led by Laurel Consuelo Broughton of Los Angeles based WELCOME PROJECTS. Together with students Broughton created a picnic in the central atrium of the College’s Taubman Wing complete with a giant blanket and pies. Participants and guests experienced the picnic as a “social and spatial alternative to cultures bound by convention and precedent” that occupied the school’s central gathering space.  Practice Session No. 7 took place concurrent with No. 8 led by Andrés Jaque. 

LAUREL CONSUELO BROUGHTON founded WELCOME PROJECTS in 2010. She is a designer who likes to make real things in the world. She received her Bachelor of Arts from New York University (NYU) in Comparative Literature and Critical Theory and her Masters of Architecture from the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI_arc). In the Spring of 2017, Laurel was the Howard A. Friedman Visiting Professor in the Practice of Architecture at University of California, Berkeley College of Environmental Design. She has previously taught design studios, seminars and workshops at the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University, USC School of Architecture, Art Center College of Design, University of Michigan’s Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning, the Tulane School of Architecture, and Syracuse University School of Architecture among others.

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