Fictional Architecture: Design Studio for Performance

TDM 159A
Mimi Lien
2018 Fall
Mondays, 3:00-5:45pm
Location: Farkas Hall 303
Class Capacity: 12 Consent Required: Instructor

Description: This studio-based course explores the narrative and dramatic potential of three-dimensional space–the intersection of architecture and performance. We will examine how the character and content of a designed space informs the experience of the viewer and becomes a container/counterpart for performance, or is itself a performance. How can the design and experience of space transgress traditional narrative models?

Students will be introduced to examples of dramatic narrative and anti-narrative in space by examining the work of architects, artists, and theorists such as Diller & Scofidio, Lebbeus Woods, John Hejduk, Gordon Matta-Clark, and Gaston Bachelard, as well as works of theater and dance created by designer-directors and choreographers such as Romeo Castellucci, Sasha Waltz, and Philippe Quesne. Throughout the semester, students will generate a series of design projects inspired by works of fiction, visual art, and performance.

This course will be taught by TDM Visiting Lecturer Mimi Lien.