Published March 7, 2019
Through a series of introspective design exercises, undergraduate architecture students in the 2019 spring sophomore studio are generating new design ideas by exploring the fragments of their architectural past - those ideas that are typically omitted from their history, and left out of a polished portfolio of their best finished work.
At about the midpoint of their undergraduate education, this studio is an opportunity for students to reflect on their experiences in architecture school thus far by unearthing and resuscitating forgotten, dismissed or repressed situations.
Students are challenged to apply the Situationist understanding of architecture as an experimental space and as a provocation to a collection of architectural material. Such processes allow students to remark on the possible outcomes of a design fashioned from the casual fragments of everyday life.
The spring 2019 sophomore studio is lead by Joyce Hwang, associate professor and associate chair of architecture, and Mustafa Faruki, the school's 2018-19 Peter Reyner Banham Fellow.