1 8/22/2015

Collaborative Studio Pitch Day


What is Speculative Design?
Intro to Speculative City (presentation). Go over WordPress CMS. Research Report: Pick 3 from list.

Assign: Reading 1

 2 8/29/2015

due: Reading Response 1

Assign: Reading 2
Assign: Research Reports (selections & dates)

Speculative City Starter Workshop (1 hour)


After Capitalism…

due: Reading Response 2

Assign: Observation (signs of the collapse of Capitalism & the Seeds of what’s next)

assign: Reading 3

Small Group Writing Exercise: It’s 2037. What caused the Collapse of Capitalism? How is/was material culture tied to this collapse? Describe everyday life in this new economy & society. Consider from the perspective of various personas: wealthy, impoverished, included/excluded, refugees, aging, teenagers, married couples, terminally ill, etc. Utopia/Dystopia/Middletopia.

 3 9/05/2015

due: Reading Response 3

due: Observation (BRING PRINTED PHOTOS!)

assign: Dark Matter
in-class: work in small groups to identify observed artifact/ritual and begin Dark Matter


—Research Presentation Day 1
Miranda: Near Future Lab
Niyah: Ai Hasegawa

Studio: work on Dark Matter

assign: Reading 4

assign: new tech/science research

 4 9/12/2015

due: present Dark Matter (first review)

due: new tech/science research (posted to class site for all to use) & present to class

assign: Reading Response 5


—Research Presentation Day 2
Rachel: Sputniko!
Margot: Chloé Rutzerveld

due: Reading Response 4

studio: Revise Dark Matter

 5 9/19/2015

CRIT: Dark Matter

Assign: Speculative Visions

assign: Reading Response 6


—Research Presentation Day 3
Jack: Norman Bel Geddes
Sarah: Alice Wang Design

CRIT: Dark Matter (con’t) / studio: Speculative Visions

due: Reading Response 5

 6 9/26/2015

assign: Project Proposal

studio: Speculative Visions


—Research Presentation Day 4
Astrid: Parsons & Charlesworth
Andy: Metahaven

due: reading response 6

studio: Speculative Visions

 7 10/03/2015

CRIT: Speculative Visions

Decide: Team or Individual Projects


—Research Presentation Day 5
Zach: Bjarke Ingels

studio: Project Proposals

 8 10/10/2015

NO CLASS: Reading Days


Project Proposals!
Presentations: 1–5p

 9 10/17/2015

studio: Final Projects


—Research Presentation Day 6
Heather: Thought Collider
Adam: Julia Lohmann
Clara: Studio PSK

studio: Final Projects

 10 10/24/2015

CRIT: Final Projects

—Research Presentation Day 7
Emily: Revital Cohen
Severin: Paul Gongstudio: Final ProjectsSmall Group project presentations
 11 10/31/2015

NO CLASS: IASDR / Dread & Desire exhibition reception, 5–9p (?)


NO CLASS: IASDR conference

Individual meetings / studio visits

 12 11/07/2015

CRIT: Final Projects



studio: Final Projects

 13 11/14/2015

CRIT: Final Projects


studio: Final Projects

 14 11/21/2015

CRIT: Final Projects


NO CLASS: Thanksgiving

 15 11/28/2015

Course Evaluations
Studio Day
Post final Presentations by noon on Thurs.


Final Presentations: 1–5p

 16 12/05/2015

End of Semester Show
Room 5235, 5–7p
Set-up at 4p
Project Label Template

Final Documentation due: Fri 12/8
post to box folder


Happy Holidays!