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Jump Start via Probe

January 18, 2017 — Leave a comment

Welcome to Spring Semester in the M.Arch Program!!

Thus begins the actual thesis work. Prep is over. Now we are DOING and MAKING! As per usual, we start the semester with a “hit the ground running” assignment called “the Probe”, as in  “probing” our ideas further than they’ve been before. The Probe is a large installation meant to poke, evoke, and experiment with an idea of our theses that is vital for carrying out the rest of the semester. Most of people’s work up until now has been in regular model, digital fabrication, and drawing methods. Myself – I’ve been working with photo montages to evoke a sense of passing time, which is pretty difficult to do successfully (just ask Marcel Duchamp). So I took this Probe assignment to tackle the idea of “time” in a new, large, 3D way. In the attached photos you can see mine; its the very white image with falling sticks intended to show the transformation of an object over an undetermined amount of “time”.

I have also attached some images of my friends’ Probes. I was actually involved in the photo shoot for my friend, Jim, who was experimenting with promoting social interaction through the use of ambiguous, theatrical toys – we had a lot of fun with that one. You can find all 80 of the photos on his flickr.

Also check out the WentworthArchitecture instagram to see more of the work within the whole department this Spring. We’re producing work at an astounding rate!

Probes in Progress Probe - Me Probe - Jim M. Probe - Sabine D. Probe - Matthew R. Probe - Nicole M. Probe - Jim M. Probe - Jon S.

Hey Hi Hello

September 9, 2016 — Leave a comment

Hello World!

This is my first blog post as an MArch student at WIT. First of all, thanks for reading! In case you were wondering, I’m writing this at 1:20 in the morning because this is the first moment of free time I’ve had all day; the coordinators of the MArch program here certainly know how to hit the ground running. Allow me to quickly summarize my to do list to give you a idea of what a semi-typical Grad student’s life is like:

-Thesis Prep // 3 discursive posters

-Studio-Paris // maps, photos, site analysis

-Design Entrepreneurship // try to remember whatever we did in class…

-start packing for Paris (study abroad studio)

-write a blog post

-Kickboxing Class // write & remember choreography

-wash my hair

Those are the major items and they all have a deadline of a few days (though perhaps the hair washing should happen sooner rather than later). So yes – I am a Graduate Architecture student who teaches kickboxing and is a Marketing Research Assistant to the Arch. Department and I love every second of it… well, most seconds. I’ve always loved school so this seems to be the perfect place right now and I’ve been eager to start Thesis work for several years. I’m headed in the direction of urban design / future development. I have included an image of one of my recent street analysis sketches. Though, as a seasoned design student, I know very well that what I have a few weeks from now will hardly resemble my current ideas. I guess we’ll see!

Discursive 1.1