GSD Course Bulletin - Fall 2012

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Courses taught by Florian Idenburg

01304: Re-use, Re-public, Re-presentation (STU 0130400)

Architecture
Option Studio - 8 credits - Limited enrollment
Tuesday Wednesday 2:00 - 6:00  

Instructor(s)
Florian Idenburg

Course Description

Within the New Normal - defined as an era of deglobalisation, austerity and sobriety, this studio examines how architecture can be instrumental in defining a new pact between public and private. Taking as a point of departure Bruno Latour’s questions on: “how things are made public and what would happen if politics revolved around (disputed) things’, we will examine new atmospheric conditions—technologies, interfaces, platforms, networks, and models that allow things to be made public.

Politics is not just an arena, a profession, or a system, but a concern for things brought to the attention of the fluid and expansive constituency of the public. What, we might ask, is a republic, a res publica, a public thing, if we do not know how to make things public? Instead of looking for democracy only in the official sphere of professional politics, there are many other kinds of assemblies, which are not political in the usual sense.

In case of this studio the assembly of things to consider is one of the most prominent collections of contemporary art in the country that is to be placed within ten blocks of the nation's capital.

In direct dialogue with a team of the Rubell Family Collection in Miami, the studio will endeavor to develop a new institutional ground for housing this art collection in the center of political power.

The project is situated in the South West neighborhood of Washington DC, an area with a rich urban history, on a site of the partially landmarked, but abandoned, Randall’s Public High School. The studio will address both the urban as well as the architectural scale.

There will be an exploratory part, which includes visiting the collection in Miami, resulting in a series of programmatic models and organizational strategies, which then will be used in the second half of the studio to define a polemical architectural intervention on the site

 


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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

Instructor(s)
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, Diane Davis, 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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09301: Independent Thesis in Satisfaction of Degree MArch (ADV 0930100)

Architecture
Research Seminar - 12 credits

Instructor(s)
Felipe Correa, Danielle Etzler, Eric Howeler, Florian Idenburg, Sanford Kwinter, Panagiotis Michalatos, Toshiko Mori, Ingeborg Rocker, A. Hashim Sarkis, Allen Sayegh, Jorge Silvetti, Preston Scott Cohen, Mack Scogin

Course Description

 Each student conducts a design exploration that tests and expands the thesis.
Prerequisites: completion of two (2) options studios and approval of thesis preparation documents by thesis advisor.


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