ARC 605-2

ARC 605-2– Collective City Building

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Course No.: 10229

Department: Architecture

Semester: 2018 Fall

Location: Parker – 18

Meeting Day(s): Tuesday & Thursday

Meeting Time: 1:00PM - 6:50PM

Faculty: Maher

Faculty: Maher

The building of cities is—and always has been—an activity with many moving parts. This studio will explore the calibration of those parts. In so doing, we will examine the theme of collective social engagement in the design and construction of shared spaces for the built environment. Studio participants will engage with a range of city stakeholders—including social justice advocates, contractors, apprentices, developers, and preservationists—and will consider strategies for participatory design and collaborative making. We will seek to actualize new possibilities for ‘the city imaginary’ at a variety of scales, while emphasizing techniques of collective design synthesis (utilizing collage/assemblage, for example). We will also pay particular attention to historical precedents for a unified social/communal     practice             of architecture and design. Aspects of the studio course will engage directly with the Society for the Advancement of Construction Related Arts (SACRA), a skill-building initiative in carpentry and woodworking.