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Theory Review | Arch 8561 | 2020

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HOW TO WRITHE YOUR THEORY REVIEW POSTS 
Videos, Readings and / or Slide Decks

Post by 12:00 PM on Thursdays prior to class unless otherwise directed, an integrative written reflection on the theory videos, readings and / or slide decks for this module.

Post your reflection online in the comment section located at the bottom of the page.
Activity Description: Critically consider what was stated and offer your thoughts about what came to you through the video’s, readings + other materials. For each Theory + Practice Module read, view and absorb the Theory video’s, readings and / or  slides located on that module page. You reflection should consider all of the Theory from the module.

Tips on Writing Reflections:

  • Take notes on each video, reading or slide-show as you go along. Capture things like quotes, key words, key ideas, etc.

     Consider the following as you watch or read, and as you write your reflection:

  • What insights or discoveries did the writings or speakers offer to you?
  • If you learned something new, describe what you learned.
  • If a layer of clarity or depth on a familiar topic was revealed, describe what was revealed.
  • If after carefully considering the materials you share a differing point of view, first consider the idea that there may be a Both / And opportunity in what appears to at first be a difference – maybe something new new needs to be forged, or maybe you respectfully disagree – either way, professionally and constructively offer your thoughts.
  • Refrain from using inflammatory language or pejoratives.

In your Written Reflection include the following in this order:

  • Write the Term “THEORY REFLECTION | MODULE [X] | ARCH 8561 2020 at the top of your post,
  • List your name,
  • VIDEOS AND READINGS:
    Write an integrative Theory Reflection covering all of the Video’s, Readings or Slide-decks. The reflection should be a holistic, synthesized narrative of your essential take-aways from across all of the materials,

    • Give your Theory Reflection a descriptive name,
    • For Each Video or Reading (up to 5*), Select at least (1) quote that supports your integrative reflection narrative – include the name of the person your are quoting.
    • For Each Video or Reading (up to 5*), Select at least (1) key word or short phrase of 2-5 words that supports your integrative reflection narrative,
    • Select an additional 2-3 key words or short phrases of 2-5 words from any of the videos or readings,
  • Write about 450-500 words of narrative beyond the Key words and phrases incorporating your takes-away from the material,
    • Include new thoughts that may have arisen after going through all of the material,
    • Were there any Ah Ha Moments?
    • Were there things that you found Inspiring?
    • Were there things that you see from a different perspective*Watch all the videos / readings. But you do not need to include quotes or key words or short phrases from more than five.

   See dPierce-Arch further below for an example layout.

Exercise Center | Arch 8561 2020

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Upload your Exercise to the Share Folder on Google Drive

File Name protocol: Module##_Your First Name and Last Name_Exercise Name
Example: Module3_Doug-Pierce_ProjectDiscovery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Explore our Research Stream as we pursue Creative Concepts for Living Design

Categories: 15 S ▲ Society | Equity, 30 RES1 | ReSearch 1, Uncategorized
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@C3LDCreate ReSearch Stream

| Join us in our creative quest for a Living World. We document our on-going research for answers, concepts and solutions that support Living Designtmusing Micro-media.  You can visit our C3LD Create Twitter timeline below, and here: @C3LDCreate. We curate our Micro-project #Tags using the @C3LDCurate stream. For more C3 Living Design research based streams visit our @C3LDConnect and @C3LDCurate Twitter timelines.

What are the C3LD ReSearch Streams About?

Our on-line ReSearch queries focus on issues we’re engaged in at the moment. They can last a few days, a few weeks or even a few months. We stream our findings using Twitter + Pinterest. Learn more about using this Page and the ReSearch Streams by clicking here

 

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Curating Modern Challenges to a Just, Civil + Vital Living World

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About this ReSearch Project | Stream 1 | #C3res1

| The prevailing socio-political-economic story of the 21st century has become increasingly hostile to the whole of life and social cohesiveness. Our prevailing story, the one that is currently guiding our society, threatens the fundamental future of all life and social vitality across the globe. The hostility extends to every scale and sphere of life, from individuals, species and communities of all kinds, to entire eco-systems and planet Earth itself.  This story or paradigm is best described by the term “Corporatocracy“, which is defined as “a society or system that is governed or controlled by corporations”.

The election of Donald Trump to the U.S. presidency and his cabinet appointments have made the long emerging U.S. corporatocracy openly visible to Americans. Columbia University economist and professor Jeffery Sachs writes extensively on the topic of corporatocracy in his 2011 book “The Price of Civilization” in which he describes both political parties as being right-of-center. Contributors to the Wikipedia page covering the book write thatSachs identifies four powerful U.S. lobbies: (1) military-industrial complex (2) Wall Street–Washington complex (3) Big Oil–transport–military complex (4) the health care industry”. Wikipedia goes on to quote the publisher:  “[the book is an] incisive diagnosis of our country’s economic ills but also an urgent call for Americans to restore the virtues of fairness, honesty, and foresight as the foundations of national prosperity.”

Architecture, design + art have always had a close (and frequently tense) relationship with power. In the the past 300 years, power has become increasingly concentrated in private corporations. Therefore, we have added corporatocracy to our list of interconnected essential factors influencing design: power [corporatocracy], computers, globalization and environmental degradation. The negative impacts of Corporatocracy on the world have been driving attempts at societal transformation since the 1960’s. In 2017, those negative impacts are becoming profound.  After the 2016 U.S. election, the world looks even more like the period that gave rise to the Bauhaus and similar schools of design immediately after World War I. These new schools were primarily responding to the negative, widespread socio-economic changes created by industrialization. In Germany, the Bauhaus was also responding to the economically oppressive outcomes of the war.  This period shaped architecture + design into the practice we recognize today. The cycle is now repeating and a century after World War I, the negative impacts of corporatacracy and automation on life and society are driving the need for a new approach to how we design our places, our institutions and our socio-political-economic system. We are in desperate need of a living story for our world.

All three of our ReSearch Streams are now integrated around the story of civic life. Stream 1 is exploring the declining state of global society + the environment, Stream 2 is exploring the resistance to that decline and Stream 3 is exploring a new story of life for the present and the future.

*Previously this ReSearch Stream was defined as “Exploring the New Authoritarianism” which was started on December 5, 2016. Our ReSearch yielded insights that lead us to rename the title to “Curating Stories of the Uncivil + Destructive Modern Corporatocracy*” on March 18, 2017. Through our research, we’ve come to believe that Corporatacracy is the specific form of authoritarianism that best represents what we are experiencing today. On July 2, 2017 our research lead to another redefinition of the title to “Curating Modern Challenges to a Just, Civil + Vital Living World”. We have not dropped the text and discussion on Corporatacracy, but we have widened the overall definition of the stream to better align with our greater purpose of curating + creating a new, wholistic story for a living world.

What are the C3LD ReSearch Streams About?

Our on-line ReSearch queries focus on issues we’re engaged in at the moment. They can last a few days, a few weeks or even a few months. We stream our findings using Twitter + Pinterest. Learn more about using this Page and the ReSearch Streams by clicking here

 


 


Follow C3 Living Design’s board C3 ReSearch 1 on Pinterest.

 


The ReSearch Streams

You are currently at C3 ReSearch Stream 1 (see below for our ReSearch History)
C3 ReSearch Stream 2
C3 ReSearch Stream 3
C3 ReSearch Streams 1, 2 + 3 Archive

Past ReSearch Projects | Stream 1

The Stream 1 ReSearch Projects are listed in chronological order below. You can use the sequence and dates to help you find them in the Twitter + Pinterest Streams above. Each Twitter Post has a date in the lower right corner.

Stream 1 Past ReSearch Projects

  • What is the role of Architecture + Design in a Resilient Society?
    Channel: #C3LDdt | Design + Thinking
    End Date – November 26, 2016 (Use this date to locate the ReSearch in the twitter stream – #C3res1)
    Research Brief: We believe architecture + design are changing due to the powerful influence of computers, globalization and environmental degradation on society. The scope and intensity of change are similar to the period that gave rise to the Bauhaus and similar schools of design in 1919.
    What did we learn? Our research was based on being “aware” of the topic and watching for articles that addressed the issue. Very little crossed our path. Either the information available is not part of our “flow” or there is a limited amount being written specific to the issue. Bruce Mau’s “Resilient Design: It’s all in the Blueprint” was the most direct finding. Other findings where good indicators of what design might address, but they were not written specifically in design vernacular. The comparisons between the 1919 Bauhaus and the current state of society are even more relevant after the 2016 U.S. election of authoritarian + strongman Donald Trump.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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