An architecture of total loss : building learning communities, growing learning spaces

dc.contributor.advisorJanz, Wesen_US
dc.contributor.authorMcKinney, Bradley W.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis document voices the story of siting and constructing a hidden, "squatted studio" space within a bridge superstructure over the White River in downtown Anderson, Indiana. It includes interpretations of this "build-design-build" project; a field study (CapAsia) in Sri Lanka with faculty and students from the University of Moratuwa; and the author's work alongside undergraduate design students and faculty colleagues at Anderson University, Anderson, Indiana. The project documents and extends occasions of experience that inform a pedagogy of total loss teaching. The `squatted studio' is presented as architectural form and practice congruent with a total loss approach to learning understood by these statements: there is nothing to gain by total loss teaching as there is no profit in it-waste nothing, and make useful everything at hand. The subversive transformation of materials and space by communities of learners illuminates the affects of total loss teaching.
dc.description.degreeThesis (M. Arch.)
dc.description.sponsorshipDepartment of Architecture
dc.format.extentv, 85 leaves : col. ill., maps (some col.), facsims. ; 28 cm.en_US
dc.identifierLD2489.Z73 2004 .M39en_US
dc.sourceVirtual Pressen_US
dc.subject.lcshBuildings, Temporary -- Design and construction.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGraphic arts.en_US
dc.subject.lcshGroup work in education.en_US
dc.titleAn architecture of total loss : building learning communities, growing learning spacesen_US
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