ARC 588

ARC 588– Ecological Practices - TM - Tour DeBuffalo

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Course No.: 24523

Department: Architecture

Semester: 2017 Spring

Location: Hayes Hall – 328

Meeting Day(s): Thursday

Meeting Time: 11:00AM - 1:40PM

Faculty: Catlin/Schmitz

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.