In light of my current interests in better understanding the role of landscape architecture at UVa as well as its broader relationship to architecture in general, my friend Anne invited my to be a part of her mid-program review today. Promoting further guise, she suggested I provide any critical commentary on the body of work presented and general directions and tendencies within her work. Beyond the discomfort of being in a position of educational inferiority I realized that we as students do not spend enough time commenting on each others work. Although certain that casual comments on likes and dislikes of peers work are ever present I feel that we are not forthcoming and receptive enough to thoughtful critiques from students, which often have just as much value as those suggested from places of greater perceived authority. Perhaps this is particular to UVa, or simply to my studio but I feel that the comments I receive from my friends are typically well-placed and insightful... but it needs to go beyond my friends.
thanks Anne (for the presentation and (continuing) discussion)