"Torre David-The Informal Strategy," graphics and research by Natalie Ng.

Student Exhibition: Tactical Urbanisms

December 4, 2013 - December 14, 2013
Main Stairwell, Givens Hall

The exhibition compiles 12 case studies from the seminar Tactical Urbanisms (taught by Ersela Kripa and Stephen Mueller) that showcase student research, analysis, and speculation concerning "constructive tactics" in emerging environments and developing countries throughout the world. Students worked to position an original graphic and written argument that synthesized their learning from primary texts in social and political theory; comparative analysis of environments, tactics, and practices presented in class; and their own developing sensibilities in architecture and urbanism.

The exhibition "tactically" occupies an underutilized space within the Givens Hall stairwell. Two-sided panels consisting of each student's investigation are suspended between the handrails to engage students, faculty, and guests through a multidimensional array of information as they climb and descend.

Students were encouraged to invent an adaptive graphic layout for easy dissemination in print, and broadcast via the web. The two-sided "broadsheets" suggest a new model for deployable "bulletins," communicating a concise and engaging summary of individual work and collaborative research at the school.