Related Staff : Dorothy Tang, Xiaoxuan Lu
In this studio, students worked in between representation and physical interventions, experimenting with an iterative and cyclical process of documentation, projections, and constructing realities. Students used established means of representations—such as plans, sections, projects, and models—to develop composite and complex understanding of the landscape. This understanding then evolved into plans for action and intervention in a given site. In Project 1, Taking Measures, students explored the biophysical processes of two typical landscape elements at multiple scales. The mapping of a tree and modeling of the rock challenged students to work in between digital and analogue media. In Project 2, Sites and Artifacts, students alternated between siting “artifacts” on a “site” and the “site” itself as an artifact. Experimenting with mixed media representations, including drawings, models, and film, students developed a specific reading of their assigned site that informed future interventions. In Project 3, Shifting Projections, students propose and built physical interventions on their respective sites. In addition to drawings and models that were presented on campus, students also set up a projection installation at WKCD Nursery Park, conveying the spatial, textural, and temporal quality of the design, the speculative realities of their sites.