It's my first day back and I'm already messing up! I missed the studio lottery this morning. I had a doctor's appointment and assumed that the lottery would be at 2pm, when studio normally begins. I didn't check the Monday class list to see when things were actually happening. Ugh. Now I'm at the mercy of other people's choices. All the critics are good so I'm not that distressed. I'm only distressed about missing my first school obligation of the semester. Alas.
I have three required classes this semester and two electives. Aside from studio, which has an urban planning theme, I'm enrolled in Contemporary Theory, and Systems Integration. As for the electives, there are many different seminars I'm interested in. The ones that look the best are Atmosphere and Effects, taught by our youngest lecturer Mark Gage, and Turner Brooks's drawing class. Turner is a force of nature and everyone loves him. He has a booming voice and never shies away from saying the obvious. I opted not to have him as my studio critic last semester, but I want very much to take a class with him, and a drawing class sounds great. Turner himself is known for stunning, stirring drawings of his own workÃ¢â‚¬”houses perched alone in the mist and such. Mist is pretty cool, isn't it? That leads me back to the first class I mentioned. It's about the shift away from architecture as space and form and towards architecture as a series of orchestrated visual effects. Here's the promo pic:
All for now. Welcome back.