Four Discussions-School of Architecture - Carnegie Mellon University

Please join us for four themed discussions led by faculty panels in March and April. Check out the readings on the archpc server! All discussions take place from 4:30 to 6:00PM in MM303.

WED MAR 19

UNDER THE RED SKY 

Is sustainability the luxury of the rich? What are the politics of nature?

under

Mondor | Rosenblum | Folan

Readings:

Object of Ecosophy (Guattari)
The Ethics of Becoming Imperceptible (Braidotti)
Reflections on Cross-pollinating the Humanities (Peterson-Boring)

 

WED APR 02

TIME OUT OF MIND 

Representation is by definition without responsibility.
Digital need not express detachment.

time

Gannon | Huber | Cupkova

Readings :

Design Fiction (Sterling)
Preface to The Order of Things (Foucault)
The "Avant-Garde" in America (Kwinter)
Clouds (Kwinter)

WED APR 09

WORLD GONE WRONG 

The network city is synthetic.
How can there be an architecture of infrastructure?

world

Nourbakhsh | Kline | Barbuto

Readings:

Why the Future Doesn't Need Us (Joy)
Waiting for Gaia (Latour)
The Biointelligence Explosion (Pearce)

 

WED APR 23

KNOCKED OUT LOADED

Is design process a dirty word?
Practice is research?
Do we teach a methodology or a mindset?

loaded

Clifford | Bard | Hayes

Readings:

A Synchronic Society (Sterling)
Drawing is Discovery (Berger)
The Other Side of the Story (Shelton)

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