Professor Ken Kawai (MLA '93) will be visiting the San Francisco Bay Area with a group of students from the Kyoto University of Art & Design. Part of a multi-year collaboration between KUAD and CED, this workshop in Berkeley and San Francisco will focus on “Beyond Parklets: Toward Improvements to Semi-Public Space.” CED Faculty members joining Professor Ken Kawai during this workshop include LAEP Professor Louise Mozingo, LAEP Associcate Professor Karl Kullmann, and Professor of Architecture Dana Buntrock.
This is a great opportunity to collaborate with international students and make connections to one of the great global centers of architectural and landscape architectural design, Kyoto, Japan.
Richness of urban outdoor public lives depends partially, but highly upon the richness of the transitions between the public spaces and the private. In other words, the design of semi-public spaces plays an important role to achieve that richness.
Students will earn 1 unit of independent study credits for the Fall 2019 semester for their participation.
This workshop will focus upon observing the current conditions of the parklets and the plazas in Berkeley and San Francisco.
Day 1: Field Work and Discussion
Students will form two to four groups. First, students will explore the parklets of Gourmet Ghetto in Berkeley, and the streets in San Francisco. Second, students will explore the plazas of the Exploratorium and the (Ferry Plaza) Farmers Market. Lastly, the students will discuss their findings of the day.
Day 2 and Day 3: Analysis and Design Study
Each group will proceed to the second step of their design studies and wrap up the contents for presentations on Day 3.
How to Apply
CED students from both graduate and undergraduate levels are welcom to apply. The deadline to submit a resume and maximum 7 page PDF portfolio is May 24, 2019. Upload your application here.