Last week was final review week for studios at MIT, which Lizzie posted about yesterday. Core I came first, on Monday afternoon, which freed us up to observe some of the other great work happening here. Fellow classmate and co-Monday Arch Kiosk blogger Jess and I took Wednesday afternoon off from our other finals to check out the review for the option studio “The Next Kibbutz,” taught by Rafi Segal.
The presentations started with group research on various types of communes and cooperatives, and then divided into individual critiques of the students’ designs. The students were encouraged to present with just one mode of representation (models, hand drawings, etc.) which made for a really neat array of work. This was especially interesting for us Core I folks since many of us are still learning the rules of the game when it comes to plans, sections, and chipboard models.
Jess took some photos: