Arch 4490 TACTICAL URBANISM PLAYSCAPES: Small Scale Urban Installations (My House: Path 400)

The students in this elective will explore the strategic approaches necessary to CREATIVELY DISRUPT public spaces i.e. parks, streets, squares to offer new means of using it. Issues pertaining to programming, accessibility, innovation, materiality, tectonics, and more will be interrogated. Through a multi-prong approach the class will collectively develop a discourse on how design contributes to the material production of space: its limits and access within the contemporary neo-liberal market-driven city. Using the concept of ‘PLAY’ as a theme the students will create individual playful interventions which when put together will create a playscape for all. This intervention will be light and modular in design to be installed in multiple venues across the city.