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The course description for Design Studio 2 International Program UI I am coordinating is below.
The work for the semester is to critically designing dwellings for human beings as urban individuals and the smallest unit of community (kelompok sosial inti).
Living in Jakarta, we are constantly facing challenges. These challenges are not only annoyances in our everyday life, but also a source of creativity. One of these huge challenges (both in scale and scope) constantly facing Jakartans is the annual flooding. By using water inundation as an entry point to reflect on our urban dwelling modes, it is the goal of this course to develop a design methodology based on multi-scale context analyises, typological approach, and ground-up sensibility.
There are two projects for the semester. The first projects is understanding and communicating dwelling through the phenomenon of flooding. It introduces a way to develop architectural ideas through on-site deep observations manifested in visual recordings (drawings, photographs, videos) as both research materials and methods. Students will be introduced to the value of sensual sensibilities in gaining knowledge through paying attention to everyday phenomena. The specifics of the second project depends largely on the result of this first project.
The second project is to design a dwelling based on the findings from the previous project. Students will understand the potential of design for intervention in everyday life. This part is an elaboration of spatial contestation, with an understanding of materials/structures that can give form to our idea of dwelling. The students will speculate their interventions done on a specific site. Programs will be developed by further understanding of kelompok sosial inti(KSI).
PS: My 4-year old laptop is fucked. It’s just dead.