The Visual Archive

Critical Thinking and Making — Spring  2024

March 6, 2024
by Pascal
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WEEK 7 | Archive ⇄ Typology

A typology is a classification according to a general type or attribute. Through the lens of your research inquiry, identify one attribute to create an archive of at least 12 recordings. The shared attribute can be found within the “subject” … Continue reading

February 21, 2024
by Pascal
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WEEK 5 & Week 6 | Archive ⇄ Time

How does time translate into an archive? For our next experiment, you will make recordings during a specific hour of your choice, anytime between Feb 28 and March 5. The archive needs to have exactly 12 records with captions; its … Continue reading

February 14, 2024
by Pascal
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WEEK 4 | Archive ⇄ Space

While you are defining your individual research inquiry we will explore experimental ways of visual form-making. These methodologies can inspire the visual direction of your final archive project.      This week’s experiment takes you out in the streets (if … Continue reading

February 7, 2024
by Pascal
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WEEK 3 | Archive ⇄ Order

The records (images) of your archive will tell a story. How does the order/arrangement of visuals impact the narrative you are intending to convey?   This week, we will explore ways to arrange visual material and implement elements & principles of visual … Continue reading

January 31, 2024
by Pascal
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WEEK 2 | Archive ⇄ Narrative

“Seeing per se means thinking about the world and this actually takes place on different levels at the same time,” says Wolfgang Tillmans in an interview for Fondation Beyeler.      Reflecting on his artistic approach, Arthur Jafa has said that … Continue reading

August 28, 2019
by Pascal
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WEEK 1 | Archive ⇄ Research

This class explores the relationship between form and content: How is meaning constructed and communicated through visual language?     Through observing, collecting, analyzing, writing, and form making, students apply design processes involving visual research, concept generation, and craft skills.      Driven … Continue reading