Course: Concept Studio II/III: EcoArt
Project Description: "Journey" by Robert Douglas Fritz, III
The video still marks a fourteen hour
endurance experiment in Schenley Park,
filmed on a frigid winter day. In an effort seeking to address a relativity of
stillness, space, and time, I remained sitting half-frozen in the same spot for
the duration. Journey becomes marked by the world's movement, rather than the
conscious exertion of man. There becomes a necessity for servitude and submission
as a symbolic credence to forces we acknowledge as larger than the individual.
Mark in the work was created by presence, the heat of the body melting the ice,
in doing so, forming an intimate relationship between the figure and the environment.
Course: Design History II
Project Description: Analysis of a Pittsburgh Neighborhood by Emily
Critchlow and Mike Sui
Students will research the development of the Pittsburgh neighborhood
of their choice, and gather information about factors leading up
to its present state. Once again, events, artifacts (buildings, streets,
public art, etc), people, culture and environment all play an important
part in the shaping of any neighborhood. Each group will present
their concept map and describe their research and design process
in a 10-minute presentation to the class.
Course: Technology and the Environment > Civil and Environmental
Project Description: Consumer Choice Game
Students are joined into "families" with
different income levels and have to spend their money. At first,
istudents do not know the pollution levels. When the pollution levels
are revealed, they must reallocate their purchases so they have sufficient
permits to cover pollution levels.
Course: Mapping The Terrain: Environmental Thinking and Art Practice > Interdisciplinary
Project Description: Untitled
Tree made of found and discarded
building materials to bring awareness about human waste and consumption.
Recycled paper leaves are attached to the tree by passers-by who
write their comments on them on how they can individually effect
change. (Exhibited at the Chatham Art Gallery as part of Women Assessing
the State of the Environment Conference, 2001).