Video Archive | SCI-Arc (133)

2014 Grad Thesis Prep Symposium-clip_8684
Hernan Diaz Alonso stresses the unique ability of SCI-Arc students to discover new coherences. Andrew Zago defends the usefulness...
2014 Grad Thesis Prep Symposium-clip_8683
Marcelyn Gow, Hernan Diaz Alonso, Elena Manferdini, and Andrew Zago debate the audience for new architectural ideas, the need for...
2014 Grad Thesis Prep Symposium-clip_8682
Elena Manferdini and Marcelyn Gow, Hernan Diaz Alonso, and Andrew Zago debate what is needed now to keep thesis at SCI-Arc...
2014 Grad Thesis Prep Symposium-clip_8680
Six graduate students discuss the issues, arguments, and strategies of the thesis projects they will work on: Taryn Bone, Scotty...
2014 Grad Thesis Prep Symposium-clip_8679
Elena Manferdini explains the history and format of the symposium. Six representative student thesis proposals will be presented,...
Andrew Zago Thesis Prep Lecture-clip_8589
Andrew Zago encourages the students to think of thesis not as their last project as students but their first as members of the...
Todd Gannon The Five Points Of Thesis
Todd Gannon proposes general guidelines to graduate students embarking on their thesis project: 1. Privilege...
Marcelyn Gow Minutiae-clip_8478
Marcelyn Gow reviews dozens of thesis projects produced by SCI-Arc graduate students 2006-2013. She stresses the significance of...

2014 Grad Thesis Prep Symposium-clip_8684

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Hernan Diaz Alonso stresses the unique ability of SCI-Arc students to discover new coherences. Andrew Zago defends the usefulness of engaging with abject or outré ideas.  Marcelyn Gow distinguishes sobriety—as represented by greyscale work—from seriousness. Elena Manferdini wonders how much of the claim of seriousness is a reaction.


2014 Grad Thesis Prep Symposium-clip_8683

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Marcelyn Gow, Hernan Diaz Alonso, Elena Manferdini, and Andrew Zago debate the audience for new architectural ideas, the need for thesis work to be documented and shared, and the qualities of a successful thesis project. They discuss contexts, including the organization of thesis at the ETH, the work of the Futurists as presented at the Guggenheim. They also discuss authenticity, tools and nostalgia.


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Elena Manferdini and Marcelyn Gow, Hernan Diaz Alonso, and Andrew Zago debate what is needed now to keep thesis at SCI-Arc relevant, the crucial transition from thesis research to design, and plausibility.


2014 Grad Thesis Prep Symposium-clip_8680

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Six graduate students discuss the issues, arguments, and strategies of the thesis projects they will work on: Taryn Bone, Scotty Zane Carroll, Mustafa Kustur, Hannah Pavlovich, Julian Ma, and Yu Li.


2014 Grad Thesis Prep Symposium-clip_8679

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Elena Manferdini explains the history and format of the symposium. Six representative student thesis proposals will be presented, followed by a general discussion of thesis at SCI-Arc.


Andrew Zago Thesis Prep Lecture-clip_8589

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February 24, 2014 | Video Lecturer:

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Andrew Zago encourages the students to think of thesis not as their last project as students but their first as members of the discipline, and argues that what matters is maturity of thought and execution. He characterizes Thesis Weekend as a professional symposium that transforms and disturbs the discipline. He challenges students to “calibrate the real-ness” of their projects carefully, to maximize impact.


Todd Gannon The Five Points Of Thesis

February 10, 2014 | Video Lecturer:

Todd Gannon proposes general guidelines to graduate students embarking on their thesis project:

  • 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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Marcelyn Gow Minutiae-clip_8478

View the Full Video: Marcelyn Gow Minutiae
January 27, 2014 | Video Lecturer:

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Marcelyn Gow reviews dozens of thesis projects produced by SCI-Arc graduate students 2006-2013. She stresses the significance of minute nuances of line: frayed, tangled, calligraphic, fuzzy, sharp. She discusses projects in terms of lines defined by folds, flips, stacks, trajectories, and tomographs. She concludes with remarks on the rhetoric of color: black and white, greyscale, and embracing color as a material property.