I’m in thesis this semester in the M.Arch.I program, and am being advised by my studio critic from first (!) semester, Danielle Etzler, as well as K. Michael Hays. We kicked off the semester with a pin-up in the first week of September, and a desk crit this past Monday. The working title of the project is “unaccomplished performances.” I’m starting with the question: what do we mean when we talk about performance in architecture? As David Leatherbarrow writes, is this the kind of performance that we get out of a machine—like the efficiency of an engine—or is it the kind of performance that we watch unfold on a stage?
You can read my initial thoughts on this topic here, but for now, I wanted to share two videos, which are the first things I’ve produced this semester: a time-lapse showing a process of inhabitation, and a stop-motion animated charcoal drawing based on it. Very much a work in progress, but that’s what this semester will be about.
Thanks for reading…