4.s14
Special Subject: Architecture Design — Experiments in Pedagogy

The Experiments in Pedagogy are tests and provocations. Selected from an open call, the Experiments allow students and faculty to take on topics and modes of inquiry that do not fit into the current curriculum. They are an invitation to students and faculty to investigate new models, formats, and topics of learning, design, and research.

To enable this, we have created a special subject for these projects (4.S14). Students can receive up to 12 credits (maximum 4 Experiments) over the Fall semester and IAP; this course can fulfill an open elective. Experiments range from 3 to 6 credits; meeting times vary widely though we have tried as much as possible to avoid overlaps. All Experiments will have a public event or review open to all.

Overview: September 4, Course Preview, 2 PM in the Long Lounge
Info Session: September 7, 12 PM in the Long Lounge

Process: 
- Sign up for the Experiments you'd like to take: signup.mit.edu/experiments by September 7, 5 PM. We will follow up with each group of students to confirm participation.
Note that Structural Upcycling begins on September 8!
- Add 4.S14 with the expected number of credits before the ADD DATE, October 5.
- Final credits will be assigned in December upon completion of the Experiments. 

Questions:
Faculty leads are Mark Jarzombek and J. Meejin Yoon. Irina Chernyakova, ich@mit.edu, and Danniely Staback, dstaback@mit.edu, are coordinating the Experiments.
Renée Caso, yammie@mit.edu, can answer questions related to credit hours.

 

6 CREDITS

SPACE/DANCE STUDIO
Mark Jarzombek & Richard Colton with The Neave Trio
October 22 - December 10 

EARTH ON DISPLAY: THE ANTHROPOCENE MUSEUM OF NATURAL HISTORY
Rania Ghosn
September 10 - November 26 

AGIT ARCH EXPERIMENTS
Ana Miljacki/Critical Broadcasting Lab with Ann Lui and Mimi Zeiger; Luke Bulman; Felicity Scott and Mark Wasiuta
Weekends: October 12-14; November 2-4; November 16-18; December 2-3 

FEAR AND WONDER: THE SHAPE OF THE FUTURE
Liam Young
Weekends: September 28-30; October 26-28; November 16-18

IAP: TRANSENSATIONAL OBJECTS: METHODS FOR INCLUSIVE DESIGN
Maroula Bacharidou & Athina Papadopoulou
IAP: January 7-31, 2019 

IAP: ROBOTIC FORCE PRINTING
Philippe Block & Philip Yuan at Tongji University, Shanghai
IAP, Limited Enrollment, Details forthcoming

 

3 CREDITS

STRUCTURAL UPCYCLING
Caitlin Mueller, Feliz Amtsberg, Yijiang Huang, Demi Fang, Paul Mayencourt, and Daniel Marshall with Jason Detwiler and the City of Somerville
Saturdays: September 8, September 15, October 6, October 13 / Review: October 18, 6 PM

PAPER SPACE: CREATIVE WRITING AND ARCHITECTURE
Sarah Wagner & Stratton Coffman with Garnette Cadogan, Dorothea Lasky
Saturdays/Sundays: September 15, 2-5 PM; October 20, 1-4 PM; November 18, Time TBC
Additional session times to be decided among participants. 

VIRTUAL REALITY DESIGN 2.0
Cagri Zaman, Terry Knight & Takehiko Nagakura
Weekends: October 20-21 and October 27-28  / Review: October 30

SELF / WORK / PLACE /THING 
Rosalyne Shieh
mid-October - late-November
Meeting time (weekday) to be decided among participants. 

ARCHITECTURAL ACCESS: CODE AND CARE
Gabe Cira and Emily Watlington with Wendy Jacob and Sara Hendren; David Gissen; Mara Mills and MIT Biomechatronics; Aimi Hamraie, David Mitchell, and Sharon Snyder; Additional guests TBC.
Evening lectures and conversations: November 6, 7, 15, 16
Discussion times to be decided among participants.


VARIABLE CREDITS AND CORE STUDIOS

MONUMENTS IN PERSPECTIVE
Erin Genia
Open program, October 27-28; Rain date November 3-4

VISUALIZING 150 YEARS OF ARCHITECTURE AT MIT
E Roon Kang and Richard
Variable Credits
Workshop, September 20-21 

CAPTIVATING CHARACTER
Architecture Design Core 1 Studio with Joshua Longo
Open to Core 1 students only, no additional credits.

ARCHITECTURE DESIGN CORE 3 STUDIO
Open to Core 1 students only, no additional credits.