An architecture of total loss : building learning communities, growing learning spaces
|McKinney, Bradley W.
|This 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.
|Thesis (M. Arch.)
|Department of Architecture
|v, 85 leaves : col. ill., maps (some col.), facsims. ; 28 cm.
|LD2489.Z73 2004 .M39
|Buildings, Temporary -- Design and construction.
|Group work in education.
|An architecture of total loss : building learning communities, growing learning spaces