UN-WORKING

 
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UN-WORKING: To undo or destroy (work previously done); the lack or absence of work.

The UN-WORKING project was a series of student and faculty workshops that sought to reframe the condition of architectural labor within design pedagogy. Organized in 2018-2019, the UN-WORKING events——WORK + PLATFORM + SPACE——tested out new formats of design education that more precisely revealed how architecture overlays with emerging social, political, and digital platforms of production. By explicitly connecting emerging forms of architectural labor within digital economies to current modes of precarity within design, the project used a combined format of design charrette and reading discussions to update architectural pedagogy to the contemporary landscape of labor and its infrastructures.

Participants: Peggy Deamer, Manuel Shvartzberg, Irene Sunwoo, Claire Zimmerman, Keller Easterling, Douglas Spencer, Francesco Marullo

Organizers: Brittany Utting, Daniel Jacobs

Project Credit: This project, TACTICAL PEDAGOGIES: Rethinking Architectural Labor Through the Studio Model, was made possible by a 2018-2019 Equity Innovation Grant from the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan.

 
 
 

01 UN-WORKING WORK

November 12, 2018, @noon Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

Participants: Peggy Deamer, Manuel Shvartzberg, Irene Sunwoo, Claire Zimmerman

 
 
 

02 UN-WORKING PLATFORM

January 28, 2019, @noon Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

Participants: Keller Easterling, Douglas Spencer

 

03 UN-WORKING Space

February 18, 2019, @noon Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning

Participant: Francesco Marullo