Architectures of Repository – CANCELED

Instructor: Michael Clapp, ARCII 2017
Max Enrollment: 12
Date/Time: Jan 5, 6, 8, 11, 13, 15/10 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Location: TBD
Description: We live in a world where there is more and more information, and less and less meaning. – Jean Baudrillard
What items do we as a society deem worthy of storage rather than being relegated to fates of destruction? What about as individuals? What will happen when the premium cost for storage outweighs the justification of such? Whether embodied in bits of information or in physical artifacts, the idea of storage is one that has been, and will increasingly become, an important topic fraught with debate.
This course will look at not only the possible types, but also the means by which, ideas and objects are stored. Whether through narrative, composition, digital bricolage, or a combination of these methods, we will explore spaces of repository and questions of temporality in how these will be affected by changing social mores, the availability of space, and the intrinsic nature of the archivist. Students will be expected to explore mediums of hand drawing, computer graphics, and potentially study models.
Requirements: laptops with digital editing software (such as adobe creative suite)
Cost/Materials: n/a