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In the first of two introductions, Tom Gilmore describes observing Eric Owen Moss closely for the last fifteen years, evolving...
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Wolf Prix and Eric Owen Moss discuss Prix's Open House project and Moss's work in Culver City as explorations of openness that...
Todd Gannon Thesis Research Lecture
Todd Gannon proposes five general guidelines to graduate students embarking on their thesis:
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Elena Manferdini describes some of the upcoming events in the Spring 2015 Thesis Research seminar following Andrew Zago's lecture.
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Andrew Zago briefly outlines the recent trajectory of thesis at SCI-Arc, stressing the ideas of relevance and plausibility--which...
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Andrew Zago discusses how a project's architectural plausibility can be made visceral through the visual presentation strategy,...
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Andrew Zago distinguishes creatively working through tradition from taking refuge in tradition as a validation. He acknowledges...
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On the theme of technique, Andrew Zago distinguishes between architectural drawing and illustration, and technique and the...

Todd Gannon Thesis Research Lecture

February 16, 2015 | Video Lecturer:
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Todd Gannon proposes five general guidelines to graduate students embarking on their thesis:

  1. Privilege Difference Over Similarity
  2. Avoid Cliché Making
  3. Privilege How Over What
  4. Develop New Vocabularies
  5. Enfranchise New Constituencies

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Andrew Zago prefaces Todd Gannon's talk by stressing the importance of cultivating the public conversation of the thesis effort.
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Andrew Zago briefly outlines the recent trajectory of thesis at SCI-Arc, stressing the ideas of relevance and plausibility–which he distinguishes from feasibility and practicality. He illustrates the difference with the progression from Taut’s Alpine Architecture (1917), to Mies van der Rohe’s 1921 Friedrichstrasse tower, and SOM’s 1952 Lever House.


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Andrew Zago distinguishes creatively working through tradition from taking refuge in tradition as a validation. He acknowledges some relevance of the re-evaluation of postmodernism (e.g. Sam Jacobs), and argues that the discipline of drawing is probably no longer a fruitful issue for exploration.


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On the theme of technique, Andrew Zago distinguishes between architectural drawing and illustration, and technique and the technical. He ends with work by Foujimoto, Gehry and Nouvel that are provocative in themselves and provocative challenges in terms of how they might be presented.