Author(s): Jori A. Erdman
In this studio, students were challenged to address issues of rising water and community in a remote and unfamiliar place. Through research conducted in the field, in the studio and with the input of interdisciplinary experts, two teams created design proposals that challenged conventional thinking about resilience and what is possible in a coastal environment. The work was completed aspart of an invited design competition called Designing Resilience in Asia, sponsored by theNational University of Singapore. By applying their skills as designers, these US based students were able to respond to an unfamiliar culture and site in Manila, Philippines.
Luis Francisco Rico-Gutierrez & Martha Thorne