Precedents in Critical Practice

Open only to: 
1st-year MArch
Required of: 

The first semester of the MArch program follows a project-based learning approach. A central project is addressed by each student, guided by a range of disciplinary approaches. This CoLab (Collaborative Laboratory) will bring together the disciplines of Htc, BT, Design, and Computation to provide circuits for exercising and exploring the central project.

Through formal analysis and discussion of historical and theoretical texts, seminar produces a map of contemporary architectural practice. Examines six pairs of themes in terms of their recent history: city and global economy, urban plan and map of operations, program and performance, drawing and scripting, image and surface, and utopia and projection.