On The Ground
08 / 27 First year students participate in their first lottery – for Visualization courses. Peter Eisenman presents Formal Analysis alongside Peter de Bretteville’s Composition and Victor Agran’s Drawing and Architectural Form, among others.
08 / 29 The advanced studio critics introduce their studio prompts to the MArch II students and third year MArch I students. Dean Berke warns of dangers abroad (and domestic!). Martin Finio on Francis Kéré: “I just met this guy, but he seems pretty great.” The second year MArch I students begin their designs of an immigration center. John Bellew and Janet Marie Smith deliver the first lecture of the semester. The school learns about the business of entertainment.
08 / 30 Tod Williams and Billie Tsien’s studio begins to construct musical instruments. Pizza appears at the first 6/7. No ice luge was present.
09 / 03 The students in Mark Foster Gage and Graham Harman’s advanced studio leave New Haven to travel to New York at 4 a.m. to get their visas.
09 / 05 Renaud Haerlingen delivers the Thursday night lecture “ROTOR: Messages from the Field.”
09 / 06 The North Gallery hosts the Opening Reception for “Making Space for Resistance: Past, Present, Future,” a student-curated exhibition by the Indigenous Scholars of Architecture, Planning and Design at Yale. Summer Sutton PhD 2021, Anjelica S. Gallegos MArch 2021 and Charelle Brown BA 2020 give a talk about the process of designing and making the exhibit. Guest speaker Duane Blue Spruce gives a talk about the past, present and future of Indigenous architectural practices.