THIS SEMESTER, SITUATION STUDIO HAS FOCUSED ON THE CIRCULATION OF STUFF [ OBJECTS / COMMODITIES / RESOURCES ] TO DISCUSS HOW ARCHITECTURE PARTICIPATES IN ITS MANY ASPECTS FROM THE CLIMATE CRISIS TO ADVERTISING. NEXT DAY SHIPPING, MOOD BOARDS, WEDDING REGISTRIES, HYPE, VOICE OPERATED SHOPPING LISTS… THE NOTION OF WHAT CONTRIBUTES TO THE MATERIAL WORLD EXTENDS WELL BEYOND THE PHYSICAL OR THE IMMEDIATE... A ‘NEW DOWNSTAIRS BATHROOM’ PINTEREST FOLDER IS DIRECTLY LINKED TO DEMANDS FOR NEW TYPES AND QUANTITIES OF TILES AND WHAT IS CONSIDERED ‘CUTE’ IN SOCIAL MEDIA DIRECTLY AFFECTS THE MATERIAL DEMANDS ON A LIMESTONE QUARRY ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THE PLANET. WHAT IS WRITTEN AND VISUALIZED ONLINE, THE WAY IT CIRCULATES AND APPEARS, DEFINES PHYSICAL SPACES, OUR CHOICES AND OURSELVES. THIS IS CREATING NEW SOCIOMATERIAL CIRCUMSTANCES, WHERE THE MATERIAL AND THE EPHEMERAL, THE CULTURAL AND THE PHYSICAL ARE DEEPLY ENTANGLED. WHAT IS CULTURE TODAY IS COMMODITY TOMORROW. SOMEWHERE IN THAT ENTANGLEMENT IS ARCHITECTURE. IT’S ALL ONE SITUATION. THIS STUDIO IS THUS CONCERNED WITH THE INTANGIBLE AND THE TANGIBLE ALIKE, WITH VIBE, ECONOMIC VALUE, HUMOR AND HYPE AS MUCH AS MATERIAL INVESTIGATIONS, TECTONIC ASSEMBLAGES AND EVENTS. 


SITUATION STUDIO  TAUBMAN COLLEGE  FACULTY: LAIDA AGUIRRE   DANIEL JACOBS  STEVEN LAURITANO    
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