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Spring 2021 Option Studios

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“Maintain social distance”, “We are running out of ventilators”, “have you experienced shortness of breath?”, “get your knee off our necks!”, “I CAN’T BREATHE!” “I CAN’T BREATHE!” “I CAN’T BREATHE!” Breathlessness is all around us. We are in a grip that is suffocating social respiration on every level imaginable. The Italian theorist Franco Berardi askes, “How do we deal with the suffocation that abstraction has produced in the history of humankind?” His answer is a call for poetical reactivation of the “erotic body of the general intellect” as the only pathway of liberation from the abstract domination of financial capitalism.

Course Credit
  • 6
Days/times for the course

MWF 1:10 - 5:20 completely remote

Teaching faculty name(s)

Mitchell Squire

Presentation Link

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The studio will be multi-disciplinary (Arch, IND, and LA) and will be focused on creating the physical environment for health and well-being. Our design projects will be dedicated to creating various healthcare environments including a primary care clinic, a patient room tower, and a surgical suite using an evidence-based design approach. Our studio has multiple opportunities to work with many professionals in the field who donate their time and resources. They will provide invited lectures and share their healthcare design projects. Students will participate in virtual field trips to the best hospitals in the US such as the Mayo Clinic,

Course Credit
  • 6
Days/times for the course

M, W, F / 1:10-5:20 pm

Teaching faculty name(s)

Daejin Kim and Cameron Campbell

All ISU Majors
  • Juniors
  • Seniors and graduate students
Presentation Link

https://iastate.box.com/s/183o7fblnejbbtwv96awsaqh458miofv

This course will seek to define the term “sustainable development”. We will discuss various models of development, consider what works, what doesn’t, and why. We will focus on artists’ and designers’ roles in effective development models with an emphasis on cultural understanding and appropriate technologies. We will discuss neocolonialism and development’s role in it. All this will be done with a focus on Africa. Students will gain a much deeper understanding of the continent’s history and cultures, both pre and post colonial. This will be achieved through readings, videos, and class discussions. Students will do one or two research projects

Course Credit
  • 4
Days/times for the course

TTH 2:10-5

Teaching faculty name(s)

Chris Martin

All ISU Majors
  • Juniors
  • Seniors and graduate students

Outline The proposed Green New Deal calls on designers to engage with issues of climate change, environmental justice, and social equity. “Ecologies of Repair: A Green New Deal Superstudio”, is a interdisciplinary studio addressed to this challenge, focused on the specific social, historical, environmental and geological conditions of Iowa. We will explore how interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary approaches can enable us to collectively rethink, reflect on, and respond to these conditions through a variety of media and methods. Overview When the glaciers retreated, the land which is now the Midwest of the United States was left with a network of connected

Course Credit
  • 6
Days/times for the course

MWF 1:10-5:20 PM

Teaching faculty name(s)

Liza Walling, Douglas Spencer PhD

Presentation Link

https://youtu.be/i-Xxt6W-_ms

This interdisciplinary studio will locate and develop a new refugee and immigration center in Des Moines. Students from all majors will: - Understand the support services needed for refugee relocation -education, employment, language translation, childcare and physical and mental health services to conduct a site suitability study to locate an appropriate site for a new and expanded refugee and immigration center in Des Moines - Innovate new participatory design methods and conduct a sequence of events that are covid safe while empowering the refugee community in Des Moines to develop a trauma-informed design for their community, their family and future

Course Credit
  • 6
Days/times for the course

MWF 1:10-4:30

Teaching faculty name(s)

Julie Stevens

All ISU Majors
  • Juniors
  • Seniors and graduate students
Presentation Link

https://iastate.box.com/s/oah9n9m4xdhy5rawyxgowedt7f3sba9l

How can design mitigate climate change? How can we feed ourselves without destroying the natural resources we depend on? The studio explores productive landscapes as conservation agriculture. Instead of working against nature, the studio aims to harness the power of large scale ecological systems and natural processes to nurture and restore rich regional ecology, improve ecosystem services, and enhance public health, recreational amenities, and natural beauty. We’ll look closely at international precedents; read some excellent books, and design an innovative, sustainable farm in Iowa. We’ll collaborate closely with Iowa State University field scientists and design practitioners active in the Midwest.

Course Credit
  • 6
Days/times for the course

MWF 1-4:30

Teaching faculty name(s)

Caroline Westort

All ISU Majors
  • Juniors
  • Seniors and graduate students
Presentation Link

https://iastate.box.com/s/d96lktvg8hb2scni8za7szfybemnclkb

This studio and lecture course places emphasis on experimental three-dimensional spatial development in Interior Design and Architecture in a new development in the Kingdom of Bahrain. We will focus this semester on Hospitality Design in the broadest and most conceptual sense, but as a part of the course you will be required to provide fairly concrete design documentation along with your project. You will be working in teams of four students, since these projects must be undertaken collaboratively, across disciplines, with two Interior Designers paired with two Architects. Each of the five teams will design a hotel on the same

Course Credit
  • 6
Days/times for the course

MW 1:00pm to 5:00pm in person, F 8:00am to 12:00noon online synchronous

Teaching faculty name(s)

Lee Cagley

Presentation Link

https://iastate.box.com/s/as9lnckf2n6qyflsfsz7ey6fp06zftc1

This multidisciplinary (and intercontinental) studio will focus on exhibition design for an Italian museum. Multidisciplinary student teams from architecture, graphic, interior and industrial design will be formed to create a unique and innovative design proposal for an Italian exhibition. With the facilitation of Simone Bove and Silvia Aloisio, from ISU Roma, we will secure and work with an Italian museum as a ‘client.’ Each design team will create a comprehensive proposal, presented at a professional level of proficiency to our ‘client.’ Each team’s design proposal will be developed utilizing a proven interdisciplinary method. To begin this remarkable studio experience we

Course Credit
  • 6
Days/times for the course

M W F 8:00-12:00 hybrid (morning time slot to coordinate with Rome)

Teaching faculty name(s)

Andrea Quam, Mike Ford, Pete Evans and Simone Bove

Presentation Link

https://iastate.box.com/s/7cd1h604m5rr13f13nrkau4p5n16kkxs

The Kite Choir is a practice that builds on traditions of singing kites. The sound instruments in these traditions are carried aloft by the kites they are attached to. The Kite Choir instead extends the site of instrumentation along the entire kite line and reel, to promote a collaborative chain of agency between atmosphere and pilot. This is a practice for “cultivating an ability to discern the vitality of matter,” which Jane Bennett argues, in Vibrant Matter: A Political Ecology of Things (2010), is needed to draw us out of our “attachments to ideas that matter is inanimate and that

Course Credit
  • 6
Days/times for the course

MWF 1:10pm-5:20pm or as weather permits

Teaching faculty name(s)

Fırat Erdim

Presentation Link

https://youtu.be/WXuFvgnOSoE

Course objectives are to (1) introduce students to international preservation and cultural heritage history, theory, and practice through Myanmar, and specifically Yangon, (2) convey a systematic design process in preservation, and (3) bridge cultures and build global partnerships through preservation to advance global cultural heritage protection. The Old Chancery in Yangon offers extraordinary access to culturally significant American and Myanmar properties, and exceptional insight into preservation practices in Southeast Asia and the United States. The course will foster mutually beneficial relationships among ISU and the US Department of State’s Office of Cultural Heritage and staff and employees at the Old

Course Credit
  • 6
Days/times for the course

MWF 1:10PM-5:20PM

Teaching faculty name(s)

Diane Al Shihabi, Mikesch Muecke

All ISU Majors
  • Seniors and graduate students
Presentation Link

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1uD0D3De8NoK7LbikAIk2upjM23dFIi4G/view?usp=sharing

OVERVIEW Students will design and fabricate a temporary structure utilizing robotic 3D printing and casting workflows for concrete and rebar developed by the instructor and her collaborators (Shelby Doyle and Erin Hunt: ACADIA / Autodesk Emerging Research Award; Shelby Doyle and Nick Senske: ARCC Research Incentive Grant and AIA Upjohn Research Initiative Grant). Students will work in small groups to conduct material and fabrication studies and then come together as a studio to scope and produce the final project. 2260 SIC | ARCHITECTURAL ROBOTICS LAB The Architectural Robotics Lab (ARL) explores the emergent field of research, design, and construction utilizing

Course Credit
  • 6
Days/times for the course

Monday, Wednesday, Friday 1.10-5.20 PM

Teaching faculty name(s)

Shelby Doyle

Presentation Link

https://iastate.box.com/s/e6hbaqeon4ttld8vdktw96grn50teps9

Overview: This course will explore strategies and methods for using art and design to increase social capital in communities. Students from a variety of disciplines will work independently and collaboratively throughout the semester to learn effective ways to engage communities, facilitate meaningful and socially distant community experiences, and use art, design and culture to build understanding among diverse populations around selected thematic topics. The course will work in a variety of community scales, including the classroom, the College of Design, the ISU campus, and the greater Ames community to develop, test, and refine socially distant creative engagement methodologies. Course Topics:

Course Credit
  • 4
Days/times for the course

MW 1:10 - 4:30

Teaching faculty name(s)

Jennifer Drinkwater

All ISU Majors
  • Juniors
  • Seniors and graduate students
Presentation Link

https://iastate.box.com/s/8qeuiah3poqli3oa2vlavkks66iknxqm

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