The 8th Annual Circus will be held on Friday, March 2, 2018. We will open our doors to distinguished visitors and critics, reach out to our network of engaged alumni, and provide opportunities for our students to meet important figures in the environmental design realm. Importantly, this will also give CED the chance to highlight the extraordinary work coming out of the college. The Circus is also a great opportunity for you all to see the work of colleagues and students in other departments.
Here are some important details to think about now as we begin planning for Circus 2018:
Classes will be CANCELLED on Friday, March 2, 2018
Cancellation of classes is critical to ensure that students interact with distinguished visitors and participate in the day’s events. Even if your students are not presenting, you should encourage them to take advantage of the networking and learning opportunities that will be available throughout the day. Discussion sections will have to be cancelled or rescheduled if they occur in the afternoon.
Faculty work from each department will be highlighted.
During a mid-day session, each department will introduce the Visiting Fellows to the innovative work of its faculty through a research presentation. This year, Anna Brand (LAEP), Neyran Teran (ARCH) and Karen Frick (DCRP) will deliver lectures. Also, poster boards highlighting the work of each faculty member will be on display throughout Wurster Hall.
Review of Student Work will occur in three ways.
Teams of reviewers, composed of Distinguished Visiting Fellows and two CED faculty members, will be assigned to review work presented in one of three formats:
Research Poster Presentations:
Graduate and undergraduate students will be selected, based on proposal submissions, to display a 36”x 48” poster (landscape orientation). Design studio posters will not be considered. Posters will be grouped by theme (see below). Students will be asked to present their research and answer questions from a review team. Student presenters will be judged on the strength of their posters and scope of their research AS WELL AS their ability to present effectively and clearly to Visiting Fellows.
Poster sessions are open to:
- Undergraduate students majoring in Urban Studies & Sustainable Environmental Design
- MS, MCP, and MLA-EP students
Doctoral Dissertation Presentations:
Ph.D. students will be selected, based on proposal submissions, to present their research and answer questions from a review team. Student presenters will be judged on the strength of their research AS WELL AS their ability to present effectively and clearly to Visiting Fellows.
Research presentation sessions are open to:
- All Doctoral Candidates
Design Studio Exhibits:
Faculty instructors from specific studios will identify up to TWO students to exhibit their work. Circus Coordinators will reach out to studio faculty directly and studio participants will be contacted by their department Circus Coordinator. Studio instructors will introduce the purpose and theme of their studios. Students will be asked to present their studio exhibit and answer questions from a review team.
Perhaps a student has strong work that does not fit into the above categories. Please encourage the student to submit their proposal to the category, “Other Works.” Display space will be available, but please note this work will not be reviewed.
Themes for Poster Sessions
- Architectural, Landscape, & Planning History/Theory
- Building Science
- Community & Economic Development
- Design & Social Practice
- Geospatial Analysis & Visualization
- Global Metropolitan Studies
- Global Urban Humanities
- Healthy and Sustainable Cities
- Housing Studies
- Inclusive Communities
- Materials, Construction & Technology
- Transportation & Land Use
- Urban Design
- Urban Ecologies & Environmental Planning
Poster Proposals, Research Proposals, and ‘Other Works’ submissions are due from students by Wednesday, February 14, 2018 to their respective departmental Circus Coordinator. Circus Coordinators will reach out to studio faculty directly regarding Studio Exhibits.
Submissions will be adjudicated by the Circus Organizing Committee, comprised of Tom Buresh, Renee Chow, Louise Mozingo, Teresa Caldeira, and Susan Ubbelohde.
Departmental Circus Coordinators
- General Inquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jennifer Wang (ARCH): email@example.com
- Valeria Spall (DCRP): firstname.lastname@example.org
- Jessica Ambriz (LAEP): email@example.com
The Circus is a time to recognize the remarkable talents of CED’s students and faculty. The event is also critically important at a time when reaching out to alumni, friends and supporters is vital to the health and future of the college. Plus, we want to have some fun! Please join me and the Circus Organizing Committee to make these events a smashing success.
Please keep your eyes open for more information about the Circus!!