Integrative Design Studio: Cultures of Making
Wednesday 2:00 - 5:00 PM
"Cultures of Making (and Unmaking)" is a studio/seminar hybrid that investigates the designers’ responsibilities towards the environment and the climate crisis. The students work with contemporary technologies—sensors, indicators, sequencers, mapping devices— to learn about different ways to sense, image, and construct knowledge about the physical world around us. The course is divided between different strategies of analysis and designwork that show how to act towards pollution, biodiversity loss, and the climate change on individual, communal, and planetary scales. The course involves fieldtrips, design workshops, and interaction with domain experts in environmental sensing and visualization.