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An experimental pedagogical project in collaboration with the Grands Jardins’ borough.


DART 632 Special Topics in the Built Environment: Public Spaces and Analogical Thinking
Dr. Carmela Cucuzzella

This studio course develops approaches for constructing design hypotheses and questions through the examination of both natural and cultural artifacts to uncover design potential for the built environment. These artifacts, once deconstructed and reconstructed into ‘monster’ objects, become ‘objects for thinking’ and are used to study spatial geometries, compositional properties, rhythmic or serial constructions, structures, behaviors, and flows for sustainable living.

This year, this master course was given in the District 3 space. This was a great collaboration since this facilitated the making of the objects for thinking (design inquiry method), as well as the students’ final models.

Photos of the event

Sample of the posters

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