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ARCH 4041 Issues in Sustainability

The Issues in Sustainability seminar examines issues in sustainability as they relate to the practice of architecture. The seminar utilizes design/build as a mechanism through which to explore relationships between material life-cycles and formal and operational dialogues of exchange, adaptation, access, agency, inclusion, and phenomenon. In this seminar, [UP]cycling > [down]cycling, students designed, built, and exhibited four temporary structures from repurposed materials and then recycled the structures. Lectures, precedents, and discussions on the prototyping process addressed the difference between industrial-design prototyping and architectural-scale prototyping.