Production of Unconventional Space (SCU4120.01)

John Umphlett

This class will be fabricating a large inflatable structure (ultimate synthesis of the first seven weeks). The first two classes will be dedicated to critical discussions on form, membrane properties, and the final showing environment. The chosen form will be digitized and the 3D model will be used to leverage logistics of the large form and patterning. The digital model will then be transferred to an analog construction process. The size and complexity of the large cell will be a function of student participation. This intensive compilation of group research and collaborative manufacturing will culminate in a public celebration of the cell at the end of term.


Learning Outcomes:
effective collaboration as a team, how to think around a problem
Understanding the real world design considerations when building a large scale project.
Learning openness and confidence in uncertainty



Delivery Method: Fully in-person
Prerequisites: Contact Faculty Member for enrollment/ discussion
Corequisites: SCU 2128: Field Research in Unconventional Space (must complete in 1st 7 weeks)
Course Level: 4000-level
Credits: 2
F 8:30AM - 12:10PM (2nd seven weeks)
Maximum Enrollment: 16
Course Frequency: One time only

Categories: All courses , Sculpture , Visual Arts (VA) , Fully In-Person
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