activating architectural theory
Our aim is to infiltrate the design process being undertaken in the studio and workshop with useful theoretical frameworks. All these readings and the discussion that will follow should allow us to construct relays, backwards and forwards, between practice and theory, between research in the medium of design, and what tools we use to critically engage with this research.
The first readings are around the Situationists and I upload the introduction to two books, have a read and let’s discuss it next time; remember the pdfs are password protected
MCDONOUGH, T. (Ed.) (2002) Guy Debord and the Situationist International, Cambridge, Massachusetts, MIT Press.
COVERLEY, M. (2006 ) Psychogeography, Harpenden, Herts, Pocket Essentials.
and again, I also recommend Marshall McLuhan, The Medium is the Message, as recommended by Hannah, thanks Hannah