ARCH 502A: Mary Casper

A.Malgam School of Architecture

In this, my final semester, I explore an alternative methodology for practicing architecture and design. I began by acknowledging that current architectural education and practices remain strictly within regulated parameters. This “square” thinking limits the possibilities of design. The question then arises: What if there was a method of practicing architecture that was not self-stabilizing or that did not (need to) address all problems of a design prior to engaging in the design process, thereby making the design process more of an ad hoc approach that begs interaction, play, and exploration on the part of both the architect and the user?