Convivium: What Is an Act of Design?

Our activities stem from a central investigation: "What is an act of design?" We will examine the divergent design philosophies of Colin Rowe and O.M. Ungers in order to interpolate their pedagogical implications. What do techniques of bricolage and typlological iteration stand to offer? Can we trace the lineage from these modes of architectural analysis and production to contemporary methods? We will debate these and other issues in an attempt to understand the ways in which these techniques have transformed architectural education.

Convivium is a salon-style gathering intended to promote lively discourse regarding problems and topics central to the discipline of architecture.

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