A wide shot of a ceramics studio, featuring students working with pottery wheels and other tools.

Theory of Architecture and Everything


ARCH / INARC 4056 001

Faculty: Ben Nicholson

Chicago’s design arts culture has remarkable people and exhibits come through town each year, representing the living pulse of what is being theorized and thought about RIGHT NOW! Additionally, the Chicago Architecture Biennale is on this year, where all the hottest architects are showing and sharing their work LIVE! Each week the class goes to at least one lecture or exhibit, which gives us the chance to actively take part in Chicago’s design arts discourse. Most VAP lectures are attended, as they occur during class time. Before each lecture we read about the person & ideas, at the event we listen, and after the event we critique and write. This class is a living, breathing discourse.