An Alternative Approach Toward Architecture
Established in 2000, the Graduate Institute of Architecture offers three master programs, M.Arch. I, M.Arch. II, and MS, as well as a PhD program, aiming to explore theoretical and practical approaches in digital arena toward innovative and cross-disciplinary design and researches. GIA Project Review is an one month exhibition in March to showcase student and faculty works, and also act as the medium to the public. The curation and production of the exhibition are done by the student body as an experimental practice in spatial arrangement, narratives, and communication.
GIA Project Review 2017
The title of the exhibition is Space Odd-yssey, in which architecture design is associated to space travel in terms of the spirit. Student works from 7 studios are exhibited and each studio is an unique planet in the universe. Despite the bravery journey, the exhibition focus on depicting the self-struggling and the value-cnofliction of the authors (designer) under the external constrains and conditions. Every piece of work is the cross-reflection between the authors mind and his/her imagination and goal. This is also the intention of the curator to use the metaphor of space odyssey (and odd-yssey) instead of showing the works in a straight forward manner.