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Thursday 1 April 2021

All times listed are in Central Standard Time (CST)

Opening Remarks

Opening Remarks (8:00am - 8:45am)

Moderated by Weiling He, Texas A&M University

  • Jim Sullivan. Remarks on Beginnings
  • Andrew R. Tripp. Framing the Conference
  • Greg A. Luhan. Message from the Department of Architecture

Morning Paper Sessions

Room A Session 1 (9:00am - 10:30am): Pedagogy in History

Moderated by Ross Wienert, University of Houston

Hosted by Rohit Kumar, Texas A&M University

  • Lin Li and Yong Chen. Texas Rangers: Exploring the Origin of Form – A Revision and Transformation of Modern Architecture Education
  • Cruz Garcia and Nathalie Frankowski. A Manual of Anti-Racist Architecture Education and the Possibility of Post-Colonial Forms
  • Isaac Mangual and Larisa Sherbakova. InFORMed Pedagogy: Is it Enough?
  • Cathy Braasch. The Formal Playground: Collaboration & Innovation in Robert Reed’s Pedagogy

Room A Session 2 (10:45am - 12:15pm): Ethics and Abstraction

Moderated by Massimo Santanicchia, Iceland University of the Arts

Hosted by Rohit Kumar, Texas A&M University

  • Matthew Shea. In Defense of Abstraction: Ethics and Form
  • Thomas Forget, William Philemon, Noushin Radnia and Arturo Lujan. Space Time Ethics
  • Marcelo López-Dinardi. Grids and Hair: The Problem of Visualization in Gordon Matta-Clark's Head
  • Sharone Tomer. Work – Place: Alternatives to Form-based Pedagogy

Room B Session 2 (10:45am - 12:15pm): Design Camp

Moderated by Emmanuel Moreno, El Paso City College

Hosted by Jared Labus and Tomas Hoyos, Texas A&M University

  • Laura Battaglia. Old is New Again in the Digital Space of Beginning Design Education: Virtual Archi Camp for Middle School Students of Color
  • Greg Snyder. Kindergarten with Charles and Ray, Jacques and Pierre: Pedagogy as Frame, Productive Analogy, and even Working Method
  • James Michael Tate. CampARCH: Building Blocks


Interlude Performances (12:30pm - 1:15pm)

  • Jeff Morris. With Strings: Live Audiovisual Sampling in Counterpoint

Afternoon Paper Sessions

Room A Session 3 (1:30pm - 3:00pm): Forms of Practice

Moderated by Victoria McReynolds, Texas Tech University

Hosted by Rohit Kumar and Di Liu, Texas A&M University

  • Sarah Aziz. Walk the Line: Understanding from the Outside
  • Andrea Dietz. Snap
  • Aparna Datey. Inform-Form-Format: The Enactments of Casual Academics in Architectural Design Education
  • David Kennedy. The Art that Makes the Machine: Teaching Digital Craft

Room B Session 3 (1:30pm - 3:00pm): Remote Learning

Moderated by Cathy Braasch, Penn State University

Hosted by Camryn Craven and Dalton Gibbons, Texas A&M University

  • Anamarija Korolj. Automaton and on and on: Prosthetic Teaching in the Pandemic Era
  • Palmyra Geraki. Format as Pedagogy: Deploying Digital and Hybridized Formats in Post-pandemic Beginning Design Studio
  • Nate Imai. “Flipped” Representation: Formatting Representation Courses for COVID-19 Using the Flipped Classroom Model
  • Lisa Sun, Gabriela Bustos, Sauron Sanchez and Kurt Meingast. VR Campus: A Multi-User Virtual Reality Academic Experience

Room A Session 4 (3:15pm - 4:45pm): Context

Moderated by Livia Catao Cartaxo Loureiro, Texas A&M University

Hosted by Rohit Kumar and Di Liu, Texas A&M University

  • Sarah Gamble. Introducing Context
  • Sarah Keogh. Post Formal Narratives
  • Hala Barakat. Formlessness as a Form Generator the Reconstruction of History through Negative Spaces in the Ghost City of Lifta

Room B Session 4 (3:15pm - 4:45pm): Digital Types and Templates

Moderated by David Kennedy, Auburn University

Hosted by Camryn Craven and Dalton Gibbons, Texas A&M University

  • Jonathan Scelsa. Another GIF / The Pedagogy of the Graphics Interchange Format
  • Jason Vigneri-Beane. Open Templates: Envelopes, Grounds and Mixed-Realities
  • Matthew Hall. Hardware/Software: Concrete Consequences or Ctrl-Z?
  • Mark Blumberg. Form/System: Dichotomous Priority

Keynote Lecture: Bouwman Zago

Keynote Lectures (5:30pm - 7:00pm)