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DART Design Critique
Wed, 12 April 2017, 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT
Open Design Critiques
As of January, District 3 is hosting a graduate class in the Master of Design with professor Carmela Cucuzzella, PhD. The class takes place every Wednesday morning in District 3’s Particles Design Lab. This initiative aims to introduce more designers and at District 3 and open up a space for discussion and sharing between designers and entrepreneurs.
Throughout the course of the semester, the students will present the evolution of their projects as open critiques. Open to everyone, the critiques will take place in the District 3 ideation space, allowing everyone to join and share their opinion.
If you are curious to see what design classes are like, or interested to know more about their methods and specifics of the projects, attending the open critiques will give you a good overview of the design practice.
About the class
The class topic is around critical spatial and experimental public space design. The chosen sites are surrounding the Concordia Downtown Campus, a space shared by the Quartier du Musée and the Quartier Concordia in the Ville-Marie borough, called the Quartiers des Grands Jardins.
By examining, researching and analysing those one of those sites, students are going to uncover their design potential in order to invigorate them and help raise awareness to climate change. At the core of the course, students will develop innovative approaches that advance design thinking by constructing narratives through both natural and cultural artefacts, where these become ‘objects for thinking’ and used to study spatial geometries, compositional properties, rhythmic or serial constructions, behaviors, life cycle flows, and sustainable living.