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  • What I learned from Archeworks...

    Here's the Archeworks Alumni survey: 1)Please indicate how your obtained initial information about the Archeworks program (check all that apply): __ From friend of colleague __ Radio or print advertisement __ Poster or catalogue at college/university __ Attended Archeworks lecture or student...


  • Archeworks is over...

    Well almost. Tomorrow or today (Wednesday) is our final presentation and critique. Boxes, Books, and Bookmarks; that's our approach. And a bunch of cool crap. So here's some images, I really can't think clearly enough to type much. Powerpoint has actually become very addictive. Soon there will be...


  • Just to dispel the myth...

    ...Archeworks isn't really about great design ideas...it's about playing around with a bunch of crap. It takes alot of work to make well designed crap...usable crap...


  • good globalization or bad globalization?

    Tonight's class with Eva is addressing the Future of Globalization...I did my time on Wikipedia and Google, and instead am more fascinated by NPR... I heard a story on NPR a few weeks ago, that the UN had taken out an insurance policy against Drought in Ethiopia...which is currently in the grip of...


  • Stanley said he has become Jaundiced...

    ...With Archeworks. That aside, things went really well. Our group ABC'd our presentation and I'm sure some people didn't like it, but at least was different, we stood out in that respect. We really ended up with a good dialogue after our presentation. Stanley was telling Victor Margolin that he...


  • midterm critique time...

    Our midterm critique is this week. We've been working like crazy. One of our ideas is creating an ABC that relates more to Chicago but not the usual Chicago highlights, of Bears, Cubs, Wrigley...It's hard writing your own ABC. We went to a pre-K class last week with the "tools for schools". That...


  • Artist in Residence...in prison?

    Our topic this week for Eva's Future Studies class was the Future of Crime/Terrorism... It's harder than I thought writing for this class, actually coming up with possible design solutions for future issues that don't even exist yet. Some the future situations that were discussed were: -having an...


  • I'm not sketching, I'm taking notes...and Jesus plays hide-and-seek.

    This is a picture from a lawn in my hometown in Texas...I had no idea Jesus had such a playful side. There's been alot going on with my group's work here at Archeworks. We're trying to protoype as much as possible as quickly as possible 'cause we are heading into the classrooms in a few weeks. We...


  • Absolutely nothing to do with archeworks...

    I believe I've had the worst week of my life... Last Thursday while I was home in Texas I came in the house to find this cat dead. Attacked and killed by this dog and this dog. This dog was bitten by both dogs and the cat Both dogs were put to sleep because not only had they killed this cat but...


  • "Knocked my socks off..."

    Actually I liked that crap...(what I could imagine Stanley thinking) That's what you want to hear from Stanley after your presentation... Our group was awesome - we even got Ben Nicholson to start talking about being the Oracle at Delphi... Stanley even admitted that he came to the critique that...


  • Developing the Mind as an Abstract Concept...

    ...I am working on the opposite of this statement. Children in school are generally educated not as a whole being, but instead the brain is seen as an independent object to enrich. Instead of developing a single organ (the brain) in hopes of a student succeeding why not develop the whole person...


  • "Berlin was much more interesting when the wall was up..."

    ...because it was dangerous." This came from Stanley when a discussion unfolded on fences. The group presenting the dialouge is working on a community schools project with Pat Saldana Natke and Helen Grimes. Some of the photos passed around to illustrate their points were showing puppies behind...


  • John Kurtich...

    So after watching Chicago Tonight on WTTW I was depressed. There was a news story about a mansion up for auction in Hyde Park whos sale will be benefiting The School of the Art Institute of Chicago (from where I just graduated) The house ends up being John's. I wasn't prepared for this, I was...


  • "Fucking Williamsburg..."

    ...Stanley Tigerman's comment, not mine. Among other topics breached, words spoken tonight during our discussion of WABI SABI and how it could or should pertain to our projects... Things that came up during the discussion: "most people with disabilities aren't nice people..." (they are like that...


  • Did that just happen?...

    So...Archeworks had its midterm critique this past Wednesday evening (10/26) and while I can say we as groups did recieve interesting, at times useful constructive criticisms, there were some: holy crap, did you just say that? moments. The first group presented their project dealing with...


  • Stanley Tigerman's Storytime...

    So, during last week's debate which dealt with the title: "Hebraic Thought Compared with Greek" the majority of the time was spent listening to Stanley's stories... First off he compared one group with the golf balls from the movie Tin Cup... The other stories consisted of : AIDS Patients, working...


  • "The Ethical Function of Architecture"

    "The Ethical Function of Architecture" by Karsten Harris... This is the title I plan on using as some sort of textbook for Stanley's ethics class. Today's paper is supposed to be a response to the text "Hebraic thought compared with Greek" Our group is the only group that hasn't "won" We'll see...


  • Archecrap...

    ...and I mean that in a good way. The fact that someone actually reads this (As compared to my blog for SAIC) should make me post more often...and the fact that it's one class... So the last debate went not as planned. Our group didn't win. Stanley liked how my paper was written, didn't agree with...


  • "...secular asymetrically oppositional architectural couples..."

    ...I quote Stanley Tigerman's paper we are reading for our ethics class he gives once a week. This week's paper is titled "Creativity, Melancholy, and the Divine" I have huge issues with assigning an ownership to the idea of creativity as has been presented to us. Especially being a divine or...


  • welcome to the bible...

    ...via Stanley Tigerman's Ethics class. Our design group needs to respond to a paper Stanley has written regarding the treatment of MASS and SPACE within religious context...the goal is to WIN. I won't reveal our game plan until after the results are given... Our project "Tools for Schools" is...


  • ...and here we are

    *HOW DOES THIS EFFECT AFFECT?* So studio and class begin this week. Here's a recap of the overnight retreat/orientation that took place last week. There are about 20 of us or so...I didn't get an exact count; and there's a really excellent mix of people from all different backgrounds. There are...


  • Here we go...

    Acheworks via The School of the Art Institute... So, I got accpeted to Archeworks and school starts about the second week of September. We have an overnite orientation/retreat in Indiana before hand to figure out projects and stuff. I am really excited and looking forward to moving beyond the...


  • woo-woo (as woo woo would say...)

    So...interview went really well, although really quick. they say they want me! Archeworks here I go... -pamela


  • interview Wednesday...

    so Wednesday I have an interview for admissions at Archeworks http://archeworks.org here in Chicago...Does anyone here know anything about Howard Alan Architects? I'm interested in the firm, but I have limited info on them...http://www.howardalanarchitects.com/ thanks for any info


  • long hot summer...of Chicago

    So, I am still waiting to hear any response from Archeworks...I applied to the school early this summer. That's it really, resume sending and messin' around in the city... yes, my apartment is this much fun...


  • Westward...

    So, I came home (houston Texas) for a month after graduation. A week ago I got back from the family road trip...Not your usual road trip in that half the people who went with us were not family... anyway, here's the awesome pictures of West Texas. There will be more later. -pamela -big bend...


  • I am here...

    Umm yeah...I did sorta kinda really go away after the final week of classes and graduation. But here I am in, in Texas. Eventually I'll post something of my thesis project, I am really happy how well my final critique went, and and SO glad school is over...for a little while. Next week I will be...


  • Final Week Countdown...

    So...I blame all evil in the world on Kinko's...they are the devil. I was at the end of the line the other day, I broke down and cried at kinko's ...how shameful is that>? I did however make sure to tell them I hated them and that they are horrible people before I stormed out... . this is how...


  • I was having a conversation with the drafting dots...

    Yes, I know I have been missing for so long. So here's a slight explanation of what's been going on: earlier this month I installed work at the MaxMara store on Michigan Ave. as part of the ArtWindows competition...here's some pics of that. Lunch anyone? Last week I started pouring urethane for my...


  • SPRING BREAK WOO-HOO!!!! all two days of it...

    Um yeah...good ol' SAIC has given us two whole days of Spring Break, Thursday and Friday. I better slow down and not spend my fun time all in one place...I went to a cool concert last night at some little hole in the wall at Division and Milwaukee, when I can figure out what their name was I'll...


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