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Our Plastic Futures

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  • Instructor: David Costanza
  • Time: T 12:20–2:15 p.m.
  • Location: 261B East Sibley Hall
  • Credits: 3
  • Territory of Investigation: Architecture and Representation

Our Plastic Futures will unpack the use of plastic materials within architecture, while reframing the conversation around plastic from a cheap, weak, and disposable material, to a valuable, finite resource, with unparalleled properties.

Students will research plastic objects and systems, through the lenses of materiality, manufacturing, geometry, and structure, and will reimagine those systems in an architectural context through a full-scale prototype.

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