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Monthly Archives: March 2012
We are happy to announce our new graduation studio ‘ We The People: Democracy, Architecture and the City’. Starting Fall 2012. The question: who are you designing for? For the developer? For the Government? Or for the people?
All over the world there are movements for more democracy, and for the right to choose (and build!) your own environment. At the same time architects and planners are making themselves dependent on multinational corporations and undemocratic governments.
In this graduation studio we want you to look for ways in which design can give people the power over their environment. Does that happen through participation? Through anarchist self-determination? Through representative democracy or through gaming and social media? We don’t know. Its up to you. You are free to choose your location and your program.
The studio will offer a rigorous series of workshops and seminars on design tools, participation, activism, political science and how to set up a political campaign. Interested? Come to our info meetings on the 23rd and 24th during lunch. Room: To be announced
Dear students from the Blame the Architect lecture series,
The submission deadline for your riot video has expired on the 15th of March. We look very much forward to enjoy your creations! Below you find a list of student numbers from which we received a movie. Not on the list? Send an email to Marta Relats. We will grade you around the 30th of April.
Received video’s + grade: