Blood, Sweat, and Labor: The Human Damage of Architecture

Thursday, February 02, 2023 at 1:30pm to 3:00pm

Virtual Event

Instructor: Gabriel Castro-Andrade

This workshop is a study on the prolonged human damage incurred by construction workers building the things we design. We will be looking towards the relationship between architects and the folk who build our proposals and how our choices directly affect their long-term physical health. This understanding will be developed through studying three common construction materials (timber, steel, and concrete), the current methods we use to construct, and how those methods to materials over time break down the body. This workshop will push us to consider new means of construction and sequencing to care for the long-term health of the makers of our built environment.

Students should contact instructor by January 1, 2023 to sign-up (and add any specific topics within the framework they’d be interested in exploring)

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IAP (Independent Activities Period)

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School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P)

Department of Architecture
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