Academic Catalog 2018–2019

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FND236B Design Studio II - Formal Tectonics

[3–6, 6 cr.]

This studio focuses on the elaboration of kinetic artifacts, following a process of critical investigation into perceived phenomena and objects. Concepts such as structure, materiality, movement and form will be explored in the process of elaboration of creative mechanisms produced in the workshop. The studio will be open to a variety of approaches that include, but are not limited to, transformation from two- to three- dimensions, analytical deconstruction, construction or re-configuration and assembly of entities, as well as the exploration of structural components and relations. The studio will require an active engagement of thinking and making, and its outcome should lead to well-articulated apparatuses that materialize an engaging relationship between form and space.

Prerequisites: FND231 Design Studio I-A, FND232 Design Studio I-B, and FND235 Shop Techniques