ARC 589LEC – 001– Mapping Ecologies (EP Technical Methods)
Course No.: 21038
Semester: 2015 Spring
Location: Crosby – 305
Meeting Day(s): Thursday
Meeting Time: 10:00AM - 12:40PM
The Technical Methods course for the Ecological Practices Graduate Research Group will focus on the analytical representation of contemporary ecologies. Ecologies are defined by change, making the indexing of events and conditions over time a critical means of interrogating existing conditions and defining potential futures. The class will engage narrative, qualitative and quantitative expression in the representation of ecological systems, ambient conditions, and socio-cultural relations to the environment. We will explore design strategies for representing process, cause and effect, time, and depicting information through relational graphics, mappings, diagrams and time series. Digital and analog tools will be employed to create mappings and diagrams and experiential drawings that generate alternative readings of existing context.