So it's probably going to be a different kind of semester; for me, for my school, for Denver. It's the first semester of UC Denver's newly minted, newly accredited Bachelor of Science in Architecture. This marks a departure from the school in Boulder and the start of a new chapter in architecture education Colorado. Which comes with some interesting conversations. I guess undergrads don't take up much space, so... cool. Can I have my TA position now?
Things I'm doing this semester:
My studio and graphics instructor has a "zero social media policy" for both courses, so I won't be publishing any work until after the final. This means I'll be writing more, asking more questions through this blog and showing more of how my personal projects are shaping up. My instructor's view of internet publication may be a topic for later discussion.
Less in-progress images, more discussion of process.
First up: Open ALL the things!
In response to my post after last semester (with all the harsh language) my older brother, a internet maker in Denver had a few suggestions for the architecture community. Keep in mind he doesn't know too much about the way the industry works (neither do I, now that I think about it). Here's a few quotes from our conversation.
" It seems the industry is modeled after modern advertising, which is an unfortunate derivative of its skeezy, womanizing predecessor of the early 20th century."
"Examine how we do professional software:
This is something I've always admired about the software community, that it was exactly that; a community. They talk, eat, work, drink, and think software together. Openly sharing resources, education, techniques, work product. I haven't come across a community of people (not just online either) that is as helpful, generous, forward looking, or as motivated as that.
If you read this and you know how the architecture community is doing this, or why we should or why we shouldn't, let me know. I think there is something salient about the unprecedented success of the software industry in the last decade and their community models and values...
arch student. doing arch student things.