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Joe Day Thesis Research Lecture
Joe Day discusses some historically important diagrams--from Alfred Barr's attempts to make sense of modern art...
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To Hernan Diaz Alonso's question about the reading of "SCI-Arc" as "Science-Architecture," Ray Kappe describes the start of his...
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Hernan Diaz Alonso asks Ray Kappe about balancing the individual and the collective, and the interplay of friction and...
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Ray Kappe responds to audience comments on modular construction systems today, and the future of SCI-Arc.
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The incoming director of SCI-Arc, Hernan Diaz Alonso, welcomes the graduating students and their families. He characterizes the...
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Eric Owen Moss discusses graduation as a quintessential SCI-Arc event, combining past, present and future in pursuit of freedom...
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Tom Wiscombe, Elena Manferdini and Eric Owen Moss present diplomas to the 2015 graduates from the B.Arch, M.Arch 1, M.Arch 2,...
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Incoming Vice-Director John Enright awards SCI-Arc service awards to undergraduates Maria Jose Herrero and Bridgette Marso, and...

Joe Day Thesis Research Lecture

March 3, 2016 | Video Lecturer:
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Joe Day discusses some historically important diagrams–from Alfred Barr’s attempts to make sense of modern art to Time magazine’s family tree of hip-hop–as a preface to a discussion of his own use of diagrams. He describes the diagrams of his thesis project in the 1990s, an attempt to make sense of architectural practice in L.A. in 2002, and tracing lineages in contemporary Japanese architecture. He turns his attention from timeline diagrams to diagrams that map according to conceptual coordinates, including his own 2007 mapping of L.A. practices. Day discusses cases where the diagram generated the project, from Corbusier’s Radiant City (1924) to Benjamin Constant’s New Babylon in the 1960s. He presents his most recent attempt to map the most important issues at SCI-Arc with two diagrams representing a range of positions within the categories of Science and Philosophy. He concludes with the diagrams that led to his book Corrections and Collections (2013). He stresses that diagrams are not only good ways to manage large amounts of information, but, done right, explore provocative questions.

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Florencia Pita introduces Joe Day as a SCI-Arc alumnus, instructor and Board member whose use of diagrams can provide valuable...
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To Hernan Diaz Alonso’s question about the reading of “SCI-Arc” as “Science-Architecture,” Ray Kappe describes the start of his interest in teaching, the experimental program at Cal Poly Pomona which led to the founding of SCI-Arc. Kappe stresses the revolutionary culture of the late 1960s and early 1970s, and the architectural experiments of Archigram, Stirling and others contributing to the sense that the original participants in SCI-Arc were free to invent a totally new way of learning. He notes their openness in bringing people in to teach a wide variety of topics.


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Hernan Diaz Alonso asks Ray Kappe about balancing the individual and the collective, and the interplay of friction and collaboration in the later history of SCI-Arc. Kappe describes how his disinterest in the historical reference side of postmodernism led, in the early 1980s, to creating within SCI-Arc the Futures Institute, as an alternative. By the time he stepped down from the directorship in 1987, he felt more confident about the state of architecture culture, thanks to firms like Morphosis.


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Incoming Vice-Director John Enright awards SCI-Arc service awards to undergraduates Maria Jose Herrero and Bridgette Marso, and to graduate students Shawhin Shawn Rassekh and Rachael McCall. The Alpha Rho Chi medals are awarded to Bridgette Marso (B.Arch) and Leonora Bustamante Sauma (M.Arch 2). The Henry Adams certificates are presented to Hemila Rastegar-Aria (B.Arch) and Rachael McCall (M.Arch 2). The Henry Adams medals are awarded to Daniel Berdichevsky Ovsieovich (B.Arch) and Mei Zhi Neoh (M. Arch 1).