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Pitzer College    
  Feb 24, 2018
2014-15 Pitzer Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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EA 107 PZ -Design Workshop: A Sense of Place

Institution: Pitzer

Description: Design Workshop explores design innovation inspired by our relationships with nature.  In particular, the course revolves around diverse design concepts and creations expressive of a sense of place. Through explorations of scholarly, artistic, and GIS explications of place, our individual and interpersonal relationships with Nature and with one another explored as strategies for creating sustainable communities.  This is a studio course, extending the notion of ‘studio’ beyond the walls of the built environment.  Studio practice is emphasized through plein air graphic arts, natural history observations, field sketches and recordings, creative expansions of geographic information systems (GIS), community design, and other practice-based skills. We depend on being rooted in an actual place for our sense of who we are and what we can do. Yet in this age of globalization, what happens to the distinctive character of places? In the face of unprecedented mobility, technology, and alienation, what connections to places do we have and can we hope to nurture?

Prerequisite(s): Please check course schedule for requirements.

For up-to-date information on current course offerings and details, please refer to the Pitzer class schedule on MyCampus2 Portal.

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