ARC 588– Ecological Practices - TM - Tour DeBuffalo
Course No.: 24523
Semester: 2017 Spring
Location: Hayes Hall – 328
Meeting Day(s): Thursday
Meeting Time: 11:00AM - 1:40PM
This Technical Methods class is a course in the Ecological Practices Graduate Research Group in which students will investigate the city of Buffalo through the lens of mapping, exploration and documentation.The course will look to challenge the conventional use of a map, by using it as a tool for analysis, communication, discovery and conclusions. Students will use individual studies and group studies to document both data and experiences in Buffalo neighborhoods.
Students will be challenged to explore different mediums and types of maps as a platform for discoveries relating
to the intersecting aspects of its ecology: economic, physical and ephemeral features of Buffalo’s built (or un-built) fabric and its inhabitants.
The course will culminate in curating a single final book to document the work of the entire class.