Conversation at the loft
Conversation at the Loft aims to create a open forum for in-depth discussion on topics encompassing our spheres of learning, creating, and living. Each installment revolves around a changing topic with a guest moderator and an active participatory group (that's you!) that collectively question, examine, and imagine terrains of thought and thought-making. Join to lead, propose, or simply partake in a conversation session today!
feb 28, 2018
What is the role of dialogue in design-learning? How does discussion shape, propel, and advance design and design-making processes?
With Yoonjee Koh, Faculty & Director of Intermediate Architecture Studios
no.2 responsible liberty
apr 4, 2018
Why is it important to take responsible liberty in making design decisions? How can we responsibly yet creatively engage in design-making?
With Joe Porter, Adjunct Faculty, Boston Architectural College
no.3 geNder & inclusion
apr 13, 2018
Why is it important to recognize diversity in design environments? What does it mean to, and how do we collectively engage in a culture of inclusion?
With Rahel Shawl, 2018 Cascieri Speaker & Women in Design Group
apr 25, 2018
Approaching finals week, what forms of feedback do we engage in? What does it mean to take a position? How do we engage in critical feedback?
With Yoonjee Koh & Diana Ramirez-Jasso, Provost and Academic Vice President
nO.7 Design narratives
sept 5, 2018
What is the significance of narratives in generating and framing design? How do we construct meaningful narratives in our own design?
With Anastasia Lyons, Adjunct Faculty in School of Architecture
nO.10 Cultivating creativity
nov 7, 2018
Why is it important to cultivate creativity in design? How can we truly engage in activities of creativity?
With Susan Dunton, Interim VP for Academic Affairs
nO.13 DESIGN, PRACTICE, AND PROFESSIONALISM
mARCH 13, 2019
What is the significance of practice and professionalism in design learning today?
With Mark Rukamathu, Director of Special Projects
nO.16 CLIMATE RESILIENCE
OCTOBER TBD, 2019
What is the significance of climate resilience today? How did students from Arch 3 Amsterdam Travel studio learn from the Dutch this September 2019?
With Arlen Stawasz, Tyler Hinckley, & Rob Adams
Jun 27, 2018
What is the value of discipline? How do we engage in production and reproduction of knowledge through different disciplines?
With Benjamin Peterson, Director of Practice and Student Support
nO.8 tucked away
oct 10, 2018
What is the significance of diverse communities in design today? How do we engage with all communities, including LGBTQ ?
With Studio Q and Scott Harrison, Adjunct Faculty in Liberal Studies
dec 4, 2018
What is the significance of social urbanism? How can we learn from cases that create, extend, or confine borders?
With Maria Bellalta, Dean of School of Landscape Architecture
nO.14 meaning of making
april 16, 2019
Why do we make things? What does it mean to make - within the field of Architecture? as a human gesture?
With the Zoo, BAC student organization
NOVEMBER TBD, 2019
nO.6 publication as practice
july 24, 2018
What is the significance of publications? How do we engage in practice through the medium of a publication?
With Florencia Rodriguez, Editorial Director of PLOT & NESS
nO.9 housing, justice, and the city
oct 23, 2018
What is the significance of economic and social equity? What can we learn from red-lining?
With Katie Swenson, VP of Design and Sustainability at Enterprise Community Partners & April de Simone, Co-Founder of Designing the We
nO.12 SHAKING (UP) FOUNDATIONS
february 28, 2019
What does it mean to engage in Architecture? Related to Art? What is the boundary between Art and Architecture?
With Zenovia Toloudi, Founder of Studio Z
nO.15 LAYERS OF PRACTICE
October 9 , 2019
How do we work to learn, learn to work? What diverse areas do BAC students engage in practice?
Student Panel Discussion