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Graduate thesis at SCI-Arc is an opportunity for M.Arch students to explore a set of relevant disciplinary issues as they complete their programs of study and research with a presentation and public exhibition of an individual disciplinary position that expands the boundaries of contemporary architectural practice.

The Form@ series of discussions focus on on topics relevant to graduate students working on their thesis projects.

Aimi Hamraie & Kelly Fritsch : Form@ lecture / Crip techno-science (August 2, 2021)

Aimi Hamraie & Kelly Fritsch : Form@ lecture / Crip techno-science (August 2, 2021)

01:08:16

Aimi Hamraie and Kelly Fritsch arguefor a crip technoscience as acritical project that centers the experiences of disabled people as designers.

Justine Poulin, Richard Mapes, Liang Yu, Irvin Shaifa : Form@ lecture / Gehry league (July 26, 2021)

Justine Poulin, Richard Mapes, Liang Yu, Irvin Shaifa : Form@ lecture / Gehry league (July 26, 2021)

58:36

Past winners of the Gehry Prize for best graduate thesis project share their experiences of thesis with the current class.

Barry Wark :  Form@ lecture / Ancientness & future forms of coexistence (July 12, 2021)

Barry Wark : Form@ lecture / Ancientness & future forms of coexistence (July 12, 2021)

01:07:06

Barry Wark discusses the possibilities of an eco-centric architecture.

John Carpenter :  Form@ lecture / New ways of seeing the pattern (July 7, 2021)

John Carpenter : Form@ lecture / New ways of seeing the pattern (July 7, 2021)

59:11

Carpenter discusses the critical need for new tools and techniques to visualize, filter, interpret, and share high-dimensional datasets.

LeRonn P. Brooks :  Form@ lecture / Poetics of sanctuary & place : Paul R. Williams (June 28, 2021)

LeRonn P. Brooks : Form@ lecture / Poetics of sanctuary & place : Paul R. Williams (June 28, 2021)

01:00:36

LeRonn P. Brooks discusses the work of Paul R. Williams in the context of Los Angeles.

Mimi Zeiger :  Form@ lecture / New middles (June 21, 2021)

Mimi Zeiger : Form@ lecture / New middles (June 21, 2021)

01:11:56

Mimi Zeiger discusses the modernist legacy of Columbus, Ohio.

Matt Checkowski :  Form@ lecture / Making moments on a changing landscape (June 7, 2021)

Matt Checkowski : Form@ lecture / Making moments on a changing landscape (June 7, 2021)

01:00:41

Matt Checkowski discusses his work at the intersection of storytelling, design, and technology.

Kristy Balliet & John Cooper :  Form@ lecture / Planet thesis (May 26, 2021)

Kristy Balliet & John Cooper : Form@ lecture / Planet thesis (May 26, 2021)

02:12:01

Kristy Balliet and John Cooper moderate a discussion on graduate thesis at SCI-Arc.

Karel Klein & David Ruy : Form@ lecture / Automatic aesthetic (August 3, 2020)

Karel Klein & David Ruy : Form@ lecture / Automatic aesthetic (August 3, 2020)

01:22:41

Klein and Ruy discuss AI in the field of architecture.

Daniel Birnbaum : Form@ lecture / Continuous simulations (July 20, 2020)

Daniel Birnbaum : Form@ lecture / Continuous simulations (July 20, 2020)

01:23:42

Daniel Birnbaum discusses challenges facing the production and display of art today.

Mario Carpo : Form@ lecture / Coronavirus, or the revival of the Internet (July 13, 2020)

Mario Carpo : Form@ lecture / Coronavirus, or the revival of the Internet (July 13, 2020)

01:01:53

How the coronavirus crisis has transformed our relationship to technology.

Andrew Kovacs : Form@ lecture / Collage unplugged (June 22, 2020)

Andrew Kovacs : Form@ lecture / Collage unplugged (June 22, 2020)

01:32:55

Freestyle model making and 3-dimensional assemblage.

Lev Manovich : Form@ lecture / The aesthetic society (June 15, 2020)

Lev Manovich : Form@ lecture / The aesthetic society (June 15, 2020)

01:53:38

Lev Manovich analyzes the visual aesthetics of Instagram.

Jasmine Benyamin : Form@ lecture / Space trafficking (June 8, 2020)

Jasmine Benyamin : Form@ lecture / Space trafficking (June 8, 2020)

01:05:16

A discussion of current museological conditions of display and dissemination.

Graduate thesis faculty & students live chat (June 5, 2020)

Graduate thesis faculty & students live chat (June 5, 2020)

51:23

Graduate thesis students and faculty meet as a group via Zoom and discuss logistics, schedules, and goals.

Florencia Pita : Form@ lecture / Miniatures (June 1, 2020)

Florencia Pita : Form@ lecture / Miniatures (June 1, 2020)

34:56

A lecture about portable art, music boxes, dollhouses and tiny models.

Kristy Balliet & Casey Rehm: Form@: Sketch (June 16, 2017)

Kristy Balliet & Casey Rehm: Form@: Sketch (June 16, 2017)

51:57
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Elena Manferdini & Florencia Pita: Form@ Color (June 2, 2017)

Elena Manferdini & Florencia Pita: Form@ Color (June 2, 2017)

01:02:11
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David Ruy & Peter Trummer: Form@: Collage (May 31, 2017)

David Ruy & Peter Trummer: Form@: Collage (May 31, 2017)

43:24
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Elena Manferdini: Form@ Genius vs Masters (May 19, 2017)

Elena Manferdini: Form@ Genius vs Masters (May 19, 2017)

55:05
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