Wednesday, 8 October 2014

Green light review


  1. OGR 09/10/2014

    Hi Jamie,

    General point first: I'd like you to revisit this post (re-edit it) and actually embed the presentation into your blog; get the embed code for your presentation from Scribd and copy it into your post, having first switched from 'compose' to 'HTML' mode in the post-creation window. Switch back to 'Compose' and you'll see your presentation appear.

    Conceptually, I like your idea that the number of statues in the city signify a multi-cultural populace, and thereby an eclectic architecture. I want you to think therefore of your city as being less like a series of distinctive zones (a themepark with a Hindu and Aztec zone) and more like a coral reef:

    A coral reef is a complex architectural structure that is built up, layer-by-layer, by different organisms - rather like a multi-cultural city might build up in layers of different influence. My point is simply that a city that has been colonised many times is like a coral reef, in so much as original buildings get bits added to them from different cultures; surfaces get complicated with different kinds of decoration and carving; the city becomes layered and blended and 'mutant', in so much as different styles start to blur at the edges.

    The challenge of depicting a city that is comprised of different cultures is an exciting one, but try and avoid the 'Hindu bit next to the Aztec bit next to the Chinese bit' approach. Think instead of a more sophisticated 'coral reef' model, where the different influences have clumped together to create hybrid environments.

    In terms of the interior shot, I've already advised other students against the 'living room' approach - i.e. choosing something small and domestic. Think about your city and its various functions, and choose an interior of an environment that can tell us something more about this 'hybrid' city you're imagining.

  2. Hi there,

    It's really important that first years a) follow the group blog as a matter of habit and b) follow the blogs of year 2 and year 3 students, because we know that, by doing so, year 1 students develop more quickly and get more organised. You might have done all this already, but I know there are those who have not, and I'm keen to get everyone up to speed.

    If you haven't done so already, you need to add these to your Blogger reading list, by clicking on the 'ADD' button on your dashboard, pasting in the URLs and then 'following pubically'.

    Group Blog (You must be following this/checking this feed daily at least).

    Year 2

    Year 3

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  4. Hi Jamie, you have spent a lot of time on your egg cups but in the process you have neglected the next two tutorials. You should really have these done by now.