Here's the brief for the design studio I'm teaching this semester at The University of Pennsylvania School of Design:
Exploding Plastic Inevitable
Architecture ostensibly operates to accommodate known functions; a set of programs and economies that validate and enable its spatial and formal capacities. But what exactly are these functions and what are their properties? Are there other architectural performances, or moreover, performative architectures, that open up cultural, political, as well as affective opportunities in the physical world?