Master of Architecture II Thesis 2010

End of the Year Exhibition 2010

End of the Year Exhibition 2010

Professor: Diana Agrest

The Thesis projects focus on issues related to the particular areas of concentration as established in the MArch. II Program: Urban Studies; History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture; Technologies. The Theses are developed in studio through research and readings in conjunction with the Pro Seminar and through drawings developing critical readings of the individually selected Thesis subjects. The second half of the spring semester is dedicated to this end and to formulating the direction for the development and completion of the Thesis project during the summer term and which will be presented at the beginning of the new Academic year. Some of the Thesis projects propose to continue on the questions brought up by their previous projects.


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