ARCH 229 FINAL REVIEW: DRAWING WATER SEMINAR
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ARCH 229: Drawing Water Seminar
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Students in the ARCH 229: Drawing Water graduate seminar will be exhibiting their work and presenting their projects to faculty and guest critics.
This is a course, first and foremost, about representation, specifically how we represent water. Water is one of the basic elements most essential to sustaining life. It is vital to all known life sources. It covers about 71% of the surface of the earth. We live with it and consume it everyday, but we hardly know how water works. What are its properties? How it is performed in various circumstances? And at different scales. We only know and recognize how important it is to manage it... From an environmental design perspective, do we actually knowwater? Most importantly, how do we incorporate and represent water during design processes, which in turn, integrate it in the design of physical space?
Each culture has developed its own understanding and representation of water in its own unique interpretation. It reveals how significant water plays its role in building our societies and cities. The course explore representation as a medium to challenge our understanding of water, the phenomena that we may not be able to describe simply through verbal language. Through these visual representations, we will make an attempt to unpack our understanding of water both physically and conceptually.