Document Type

Conference Proceeding

Conference

30th National Conference on the Beginning Design Student

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

2014

Journal or Book Title

30th National Conference on the Beginning Design Student Proceedings

First Page

130

Last Page

136

Conference Title

30th National Conference on the Beginning Design Student

Conference Date

April 3–5, 2014

City

Chicago, IL, United States

Abstract

In an essay with the title Experience and Poverty,1 Walter Benjamin writes about the lack of traditional experience (Erfahrung)—a kind of acquired knowledge—that could be handed down to younger generations through story-telling and hands-on instruction. Benjamin reads this experience as a cipher for modern architecture where one material—steel—stands in for a cultural perspective toward traditions, while glass represents a new virtual existence expressed in a short-term event-based experience—in German the word is Erlebnis—both of which, we think, can be transmitted through contemporary pedagogy. In our paper we argue that effective teaching of beginning- design students requires a hybridization of a material focus and an emphasis on immaterial modes of production.

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Copyright Owner

College of Architecture, Illinois Institute of Technology

Language

en

File Format

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