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May 8, 2017

ARCH 403 + BE 505 Summer Studios

ARCH   403  ARCH PROBLEMS
Restr 10127 A 6 MWTh 110-540 * NICHOLLS,JAMES KEITH Open 2/ 6 Full-term
Restr 10128 B 6 MWTh 110-540 * GRIGGS,JAMES KIMO SAFFORD Open 0/ 6 Full-term
B E   505  BUILT ENVIR STUDIO
>10290 A 6 MWTh 400-750 GLD 148 CORSER,ROBERT J 0/ 15E CR/NC % Full-term INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIO: DESIGN IN PUBLIC. EMAIL ROB CORSER (CORSER@UW.EDU) FOR ADD CODE.

DesignPOWER – interdisciplinary summer digital fabrication studio 

-summer 2017 (8 weeks)  -M  W and Th 4pm -8pm  -6 credits

Ever wondered what goes on in the CBE fabrication labs?

Ever wanted to connect with the Seattle community by actually building something that will inspire people in a public setting?

If so, there is a summer digital fabrication studio designed just for you~!

The theme is “DesignPOWER”

The focus is Design in Public’s:  Seattle Design Festival 2017.

As we did last year for the “DesignChange” festival, we will produce a digitally fabricated Installation for this year’s event.

Our summer studio will explore how we engage the theme of POWER in our urban environments, our landscapes, and ourselves as designers and citizens,

We will also energize a powerful design ExCHANGE with other communities from across the College of Built Environments, the UW and the City of Seattle!

We will be using all of the facilities in the CBE fabrication labs to explore“DesignPOWER”

The College of Built Environments is offering a unique interdisciplinary opportunity this summer –a digital design and fabrication studio aimed at integrating all of our skillsets to produce and install a small pavilion in the annual Seattle Design Festival.  The festival is sponsored by Design in Public, an outreach initiative of Seattle AIA (American Institute of Architects), and this year’s theme is: POWER. •

Who will have the power? • Who will be empowered? • Who will be left powerless? • How do the powerful and powerless work together? • What will it take to power the future? • How will the design community use our power for change? The theme for this year’s Seattle Design Festival takes this head on: POWER. Please join us in showing up, shouting out, and pushing for change.   It will be up to us to determine how we can respond and translate our findings into built form for public engagement and inspiration.

The studio is open to graduate and advanced undergraduate students from all CBE departments; no previous digital fabrication experience is required.  This is great opportunity to work across design disciplines, to gain new skills in cutting edge fabrication technologies, and to take your work public.  Let’s find out how far we can go in the effort to “DesignPOWER.”

 BE 505 – 6 credits  (studio credit)   M,W, Th – 4pm – 8pm