Unraveling Urban Life and Space
I'm pleased to say I'm teaching a second edition of Studio: Next this semester in the School of Architecture. As my latest adventure in social media and pedagogical experimentation, I'll be posting course materials on this blog (and tweeting them @susandieterlen, as always). So for you blog readers not in the studio, feel free to ignore the class-related stuff or to follow along. Better yet, feel free to comment! Email me or tweet using the class hashtag #citybynext .
As usual, we'll be working with community collaborators from industry, non-profits, and public agencies, and focusing on the development of professional skills. This year the big theme is on using the transition to clean and distributed energy to make the postindustrial city a better place for people.
Here's the course flyer, featuring work by Kevin Nagle, Brad Wells, and Dave Warzyniak (all BLA 2014). If you're reading this, guys, thanks!
Selected papers and projects from past semesters of City Wild Seminar form the inaugural collection in ESF Digital Commons. (To 2014 course alums, it was a long time coming, but it finally happened!)
Take a look and enjoy: Link to collection
News about the fascinating vision of a wild-again Europe arrived on my doorstep from both Ely and Rachelle.
From the New York Times: From Untended Farmland, Reserve Tries to Recreate Wilderness From Long Ago
By SUZANNE DALEY JUNE 13, 2014
The Rewilding Europe website: here
And finally, Rachelle McKnight's fine paper on Rewilding Europe from City Wild 2014: here
Assorted drafts, previews, and outtakes from the book I'm currently writing about the impact of vegetation and neglect on urban life. I also take other thoughts for a test drive here, including nascent design and research ideas.