April 18 Bridging Talk

Content on the sheet are rel­e­vant but dates are for Illustration only. Will be look­ing at Unit 7 and 8 Work, no tar­get of peo­ple to get on ba Get a merit on av­er­age (c-), get on the bridg­ing unit pre­pare a pro­ject to do through 3rd year, also dis­ser­ta­tion bridg­ing unit out­comes: eval­u­a­tion, pro­posal for 3rd year

sheena calvert run­ning unit 9 look at some old dis­ser­ta­tions 6000-8000 open sub­ject 1/​3 of the de­gree mark (unit 9) dissertation is 75% of unit 9, pro­fes­sional port­fo­lio is 25% 5th de­cem­ber dis­ser­ta­tion handin pri­mary/​sec­ondary

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Friday, June 22

Show ideas

Possible Unit 9 Topics (Dissertation)

Things you think you are good at

Things you don’t want to do

What scale / for­mat would you like to try out


Make a mindmap about the dis­ser­ta­tion

Wednesday, June 28

Thursday, June 29

Jake Notes

Trees and ball­point draw­ings are about labour a ma­chine do­ing it for you peo­ple al­ways ask how ” the work of art in the age of me­chan­i­cal re­pro­duc­tion yuri suzuki muaic, use of tech­nol­ogy in mu­sic rube gold­berg ma­chines need­lessly elab­o­rate news from nowhere, william mor­ris

sam win­ston birth day ab­stract data stuff

ma­chine draw­ings be­come about con­tent romeo and juliet is sort f the op­po­site, su­per ir­ra­tional etc

Friday, June 30

PRP talks


Mandalas cre­ated from a sys­tem An­cient art, an­cient cul­tures Carl Jung Pollock


Dissertation on board games on the silk road


fem­i­nism and cen­sor­ship of fe­male bod­ies in the past the curch used to dic­tate what peo­ple were al­lowed to show, now it’s sil­li­con val­ley dis­ser­ta­tion on the same thing how it used to be in art in the past vs now on tfhe in­ter­net Orig­i­nal 60s fem­i­nism vs our mod­ern view on things


Public spaces and hu­man be­hav­iour hos­pi­tals al­ways have the same light­ing, can’t tell wether it’s day or night fear of empty spaces an­dreas gursky

Research Questions


Write a 400 word or more dis­ser­ta­tion pro­posal This can be bul­let points, more or less ex­panded Based on the ques­tions, do some ini­tial re­search

Dissertation Proposal

Initial in­ter­est came up when I learned theres a num­ber of build­ings in my home­town by Hermann Blomeier - a stu­dent of Mies van der Rohe’s at the bauhaus (an one of its last grad­u­ates). Most of these were built in the 60s, when the econ­omy had started to re­cover. The list in­cludes a row­ing club, a ferry ter­mi­nal and a wa­ter treat­ment plant. (There seems to be a small amount of aca­d­e­mic re­search on this, but I havent’ been able to source the bulk of it yet)

I’m in­ter­ested in the less high-pro­file bu­lid­ings de­signed by baauhaus-trained ar­chi­tects. It’s gen­er­ally ac­cepted that few de­signs com­ing out of the bauhaus ever made it to mass pro­duc­tion - Breuers steel tube chairs be­ing one of them. However this does­n’t seem to be the case for ar­chi­tec­ture - even while the bauhaus was still ac­tive, teach­ers and grad­u­ates com­pleted a num­ber of pro­jects. There are of course the Barcelona-Pavillion, the Haus am Horn and the bauhaus build­ing it­self, but van der Rohe, Gropius and oth­ers also built a num­ber of fac­to­ries, hous­ing es­tates and mu­nic­i­pal build­ings (Engels, Meyer 2006).

There does­n’t seem to ex­ist a proper data­base of bauhaus buld­ings, the clos­est I could find was the book by Meyer and Engels - po­ten­tial for some pri­mary re­search over the sum­mer.

An in­ter­est­ing as­pect might be to see ow these buld­ings were judged, used and changed over time. This var­ied con­sid­er­ably be­tween east and west Germany - While the com­mu­nist gov­ern­ment held up the bauhaus build­ings for their eco­nomic use of ma­te­ri­als and fu­tur­is­tic out­look, the west re­garded them as an episode to be got over” (Birkhauser, 1998). The build­ings have also been mod­i­fied over time - the row­ing club in my home­town bears lit­tle re­sem­blance to the orig­i­nal draw­ings. It would be in­ter­est­ing to find out if mid-cen­tury mod­ernism is see­ing a sim­i­lar re­vival as bru­tal­ism is in this coun­try.

green­which town hall from bauhaus to our house pes­sac worker bu­lid­ings by le cor­busier peo­ple chang­ing the buildign as soon as they were sold, putting up flower pots etc, paint­ing the walls

anna ri­dler

email sheena pro­posal ar­ti­cle on peo­ple pre­tend­ing to be ro­bots im­ages of row­ing club do pre­sen­ta­tion on eval­u­a­tion and pro­posal on both dis­ser­ta­tion and ips draft of the pre­sen­ta­tion ready by mon­day 17th write dis­ser­ta­tion 500 words, will be printed and peo­ple wll an­no­tate each oth­ers work