June 20, 2014

Architecture Students to Discuss Speculative Practice

Wentworth architecture students have organized a talk centered on the topic of "Speculative Practice and Education" to take place Monday, June 23. Blount Auditorium will host the event at 5:00 p.m.

Francesco Stumpo, ’14, Lauren Andrus, ’16, and Anthony Polidoro, ’15, had the chance to co-op in Berlin and Barcelona this past spring semester, and were encouraged to talk about their experiences and what they learned while abroad.

The lecture will open up with a brief video introduction to the emerging concept of speculative practice. The students talk about speculation in architecture, departing from the principle that it can be defined as "the deliberate formulation of new ideas based on existing knowledge and intelligent projection.”  

The talk will conclude with a presentation covering work done by students and professionals within the field of speculative practice. The lecture is expected to be 30 minutes, with time for questions and discussions about the themes presented to follow.

More information about the event can be found here.

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