Feb '05 - May '06
*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 of course the design backgrounds, but also present are students from:
The three projects for this year are:
-Design of Products for Stroke Survivors for Improved Work and Home Life
-Design of Ideal Chicago Community School Prototype
-Design of a "Tools for School" Store
I am in the "Tools for School" Store project. I specifically chose this project for the reason that it isn't an obvious architecture issue...I felt I would be apt to fall into comfortable routines in going for the other projects. I've been in an arch/inarch bubble for the last four years and this is great chance to burst it.
Our group took a night to agree to disagree (what do expect from a group of 6 people with 6 entirely different backgrounds? I have no claim to knowledge of Instructional Technology...but someone in my group does...) and then started the next day really cracking down and realizing: while our project doesn't have an obvious structural answer, we are now designers and there was a design question to answer...which I feel we have a good start on.
-first studio is tomorrow night, and first class is tuesday so alot more will come in after this first week.
I am a designer - You are a teacher - What can I do for you? - What can we do for them?
*I also have a very guilty desire to hand out "architecture sucks"
t-shirts to all of the non-arch background students. Just to get off on the right foot before the year starts...is that so wrong?
**I also submitted a proposal to ISEA 2006 competition over the summer and should know something as far as yes or no by the end of this month.