Power in Public

New York/Paris

Fall 2012

Mojdeh Baratloo + Nicole Huang, critics, with Scott Archer + Carolina Montilla

This studio was thesis-oriented and driven by research. Following an initial phase of intensive documentation, researcha and analysis, each student generated strategies for respond to the changing future of this site within its greater context as a final thesis proposal. The studio carried the responsibility of collective accountability while relying on individual rigor and consistency to develop conceptually well-articulated projects addressing the multiple scales and constituencies that any successful urban project must engage. The goal for each exercise and project throughout the semester was to be developing tools and methodologies to obtain a broader knowledge and a better understanding of a specific urban context. In addition, each student was responsible for generating a thesis with a set of relevant ideas, challenges and proposals to devise a sustainable urban model for a broader discussion.