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UDIST-3000-7: U+ME, Inclusive and Integrated Embodiment

Fall 2021

Subject: Upper Level Interdisciplinary Studio
Type: Workshop
Delivery Mode: Online
Level: Undergraduate

Course Dates: September 01, 2021 — December 14, 2021
Meetings: Mon/Thu 8:00-10:00AM
Instructor: Katherine Lambert

Units: 3.0
Enrolled: 14/15


Upper Division Interdisciplinary Studios extend a student's cross-school experience from Core Studio up into their upper division years. 3 units of Interdisciplinary Studio are required of all majors and must be completed in the junior or senior year. This advanced level studio is thematic in nature. Technical demonstrations are paired with thoughtful readings, seminar discussions and ambitious projects. Collaboration, experimentation and presentation skills are developed in concert with critical thinking.Section DescriptionWe are witnessing quantum leaps in 21st c. technological and biological developments which hold the promise of advancements for embodied spatial experiences in our built environments. For years, these developments have held implicit challenges to architecture, interior environments, and designed objects. Now we are moving well beyond our conception of the body, its abilities and adaptive qualities and finally, our environments hold the potential to adapt to our bodies in ways that were inconceivable even 30 years ago. Up until recently, the environment is conceived of as static and the body as an active agent working against each other at the interface of ability. Now, we have adaptive environments and shifting boundaries that hold the promise to liberate the old paradigms surrounding physical embodiment. Through student research, prescient articles and designed exercises, this course will help define the interactive qualities of this new world as we co-creating our future selves.

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