Th 1:00 – 3:30 p.m., Anderson Hall, Room 154

Small, focused, intermediate-level course in discussion, workshop and/or design-based format on topics related to current research in architecture.

Pliable aims to rethink the material application and assembly potentials of textiles in architecture; and to discover alternative influences that shape current disciplinary sensibilities. With funding support from the Moody Arts Center and Rice University’s Humanities Research Center, the spring 2020 course is organized by two components that engage specific theoretical and technical issues of textiles in contemporary architecture: (1) lectures and discussions with invited guest speakers whose research foregrounds new technologies and theories of textiles in architecture, representation, and culture, and (2) a workshop format that requires students to design and fabricate modest–sized textile enclosures, positing contemporary claims about architecture.

Open to architecture students only, juniors and above. Space is limited and registration does not guarantee a space in this course. The final roster is formulated on the first day of class by the individual instructor. 

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