GSD Course Bulletin - Fall 2012

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Courses taught by Chris Reed

03342: Infrastructural Ecologies: A Projective Urbanism (DES 0334200)

Landscape Architecture
Seminar - 4 credits - Limited enrollment
Monday 11:30 - 2:30   Gund 510

Chris Reed

Course Description

This research seminar will explore cultural ideas of ecology specifically as they relate to life in the contemporary metropolis. We will begin by defining ecology in its broadest sense, as a set of ideas about the interrelationships and interactions among humans and their physical, social, and experiential worlds—not simply a project of the natural sciences. Theoretical readings by Félix Guattari, Reyner Banham, and others will be featured, as well as contributions from a forthcoming book titled Projective Ecologies.

The seminar will also explore the projective possibilities of the unique and often bizarre interactions among the infrastructural systems, emergent and adapted environmental ecologies, and social and jurisdictional relationships along two infrastructural lines of water in the greater Los Angeles region: the Los Angeles Aqueduct and the Los Angeles River. We will use three years’ worth of research from previous seminars (Recalibrating Infrastructure) on infrastructural systems and dynamics as a basis for our work. We will research through drawing, experimenting with various available software platforms (scripting, processing, flow modeling, animation, etc.) to inform and project ideas about the city. And we will ground our work in theoretical discussions about issues of representation, modeling, and visual culture—with a full understanding that ideas are generated through speculation, projection and experimentation.

Note that this is not a software instruction class, as we will rely on individual students’ own skills and experiences with what you already know as well as your initiative to learn new platforms. Given this, it is critical that students have demonstrated drawing ability and interest in digital representation to enter the class.

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09201: Independent Study by Candidates for Master's Degrees (ADV 0920100)

Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning and Design
Independent Study - 0 credits

Diane Davis, Iñaki Abalos, Leire Asensio Villoria, Pierre Bélanger, Anita Berrizbeitia, Eve Blau, Preston Scott Cohen, Jill Desimini, Gareth Doherty, Ann Forsyth, Andreas Georgoulias, Andrea Hansen, K. Michael Hays, Michael Herzfeld, Eric Howeler, Christopher Hoxie, Jane Hutton, Mariana Ibanez, Florian Idenburg, Jerold Kayden, Niall Kirkwood, Joyce Klein-Rosenthal, Sanford Kwinter, Rahul Mehrotra, Panagiotis Michalatos, Kiel Moe, Mark Mulligan, John Nastasi, Erkin Ozay, Chris Reed, Ingeborg Rocker, A. Hashim Sarkis, Mack Scogin, Jorge Silvetti, Raymond Torto, Andrew Witt, Krzysztof Wodiczko, Cameron Wu, Martin Bechthold

Course Description

Students may take a maximum of 8 credit units with different instructors in this course series.Prerequisites: Graduate standing. Candidates may arrange individual work focusing on subjects or issues that are of interest to them but are not available through regularly offered course work. Students must submit an independent study petition and secure approval of their advisor and of the faculty member sponsoring the study.

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