22 April 2009

just plain cool

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16 April 2009


During our discussion in this evening's class, I sketched this diagram as a way of understanding the relationship between theory and practice. Let me know what you think.

I have posted a revised image in response to Ryan O's comment.

12 April 2009

exercise 4.0_individual research

Your final exercise of the semester is a personal research topic. This topic may be related to your current/past studios, Mater's project topic or other topic that you would like to graphically research for this course. Your topic may be directly related, tangentially related or reciprocal to architecture(al) thought. You may critique conventions, processes or projects. You may also decide to explore phenomena that is not directly related to architecture, in that, it is not a building, drawing or other.

For 04.22 you must present your topic in the Pecha Kucha format. A 500-word written explanation of your topic must be included. Within your presentation you must clearly state the topic as a thesis of inquiry, your methodology for research and your expected out comes. Keep in mind, this topic mst be formated to fit the final document per the syllabus.

Please post any questions as comments to this post so that the entire class may benefit.

09 April 2009

Week 12 Readings

Allen, "Plotting Traces: On Process" Ch. 3, PRACTICE, pp.47-69
Allen, "Practice vs. Project" Introduction, PRACTICE, pp xiii-xxv