Category: Teaching

  • Interior Perspectives on Art

    Interior Perspectives on Art

    Interior Perspectives on Art explores the relationship between interior spaces, notions of interiority, art, and material culture. Students are introduced to the major movements and ideas in art and architectural history from the Renaissance to the present by examining how art was produced for, in, and about interiors. Examples of interior spaces include domestic, religious, […]

  • Context, Concept, Input, Interaction: Investigative Living

    Context, Concept, Input, Interaction: Investigative Living

    This second-year design studio explores creative practices that are built around ideas of investigative and communal living, and asks how intentional communities can address contemporary social issues while providing spaces where individuals can thrive. The design project transforms a former warehouse into a multi-generation,multi-family live-work space for dwelling and artmaking. Spring 2022 | University of […]

  • Research Methods for Designers

    Research Methods for Designers

    In this course, students learn how to cultivate a thoughtful research agenda while situating their work and its contribution within the broader landscape of scholarship. Topics cover the full life-cycle of the research process, including: identifying a research question; evaluating justification and significance; developing a conceptual framework; implementing a work plan; gathering, managing, and analyzing […]

  • People, Spaces, Experiences, Politics: Music in/and Space

    People, Spaces, Experiences, Politics: Music in/and Space

    Music has been written for and performed in all sorts of spaces, including helicopters and parks. How does the presence of music create interiors of sound independently of, and with, architecture? This 2nd-year design studio explored the spatial, social, cultural, and communal dimensions of music as it relates to interior space. In a series of […]

  • Doing Digital History

    Doing Digital History

    What is Digital History? We are living in a time in which teaching and learning is increasingly practiced through digital media. Is this simply history, done digitally? Or is there a fundamental shift happening in the way historians study and interpret the past? This course attempts to unpack this question.Through readings, discussions, and workshops, students […]

  • Underground Spatialities

    Underground Spatialities

    The analysis of space has been historically dominated by a horizontal imaginary that privileges notions of wayfaring and planar geometries. This class introduces students to the theoretical, phenomenological, artistic and political implications of thinking about space volumetrically and kinaesthetically. It builds on scholarship that calls our attention to the geopolitics of volumetric space using underground […]

  • Mapping and Modeling Historical Environments

    Mapping and Modeling Historical Environments

    How can digital maps and 3D models help us to understand the past? What are the theories that inform the use, methods, and impact of 3D technologies, and what are the implications for scholarship? In this course, students explore the use of digital methodologies for the spatial modeling of historical places and events. Critical issues […]

  • Introduction to Digital Humanities

    Introduction to Digital Humanities

    This graduate seminar is designed to introduce students to the theories and methods of the digital humanities, with particular emphasis on digital history. We begin with an overview of DH from its roots post-WWII to the present, and proceed to the emerging practices, theoretical underpinnings and disciplinary paradigms of the young field. In keeping with […]