SFAI’s second Design Studio introduced youth to the practice of Public Interest Design. It explored the nature and creation of space within a community setting in both the real-world environment and its representation. Students were tasked with designing and using affordable digital tools to fabricate furniture for the Santo Domingo Trading Post. The Trading Post Read more….
This studio focused a student team in the Sustainable Emergency Architecture Masters Program (UIC Barcelona) on designing a multi-use community agriculture sight for Malama Kauai, a Kauai-based non-profit. Malama Kauai works closely with community members in one of the most fertile, wet, and isolated places on the globe. This project was an ideal case study for issues ranging Read more….
In 2014, the Santa Fe Art Institute launched several new initiatives to address its new mission: how can SFAI cultivate creative practices (from fine art to design to urban planning and beyond), engage with diverse communities, and address the most pressing social issues of our time? The summer marked its inaugural Design Studio, a four-week Read more….
This studio tasked students from the Sustainable Emergency Architecture Masters Program (UIC Barcelona) to research culturally-responsive planning approaches for a future housing development in Hopiland. Hopiland comprises some of the longest continuously inhabited communities in North America where the Hopi people continue a distinct set of traditional life ways. The design brief tasked the students Read more….
This architecture studio at the University of New Mexico investigated urban theories and strategies for designing civic buildings, housing, urban and rural landscapes, infrastructure, and public policy to improve the lives of marginalized populations. Students were introduced to a number of individuals and organizations worldwide who have used design for social good. They were then Read more….
This studio involved the identification of a cultural district, incorporating aspects of old Santo Domingo Pueblo and its historic transportation hub. It also included the design of a new development with housing for 300-400 families (phased in), and regional services. To inform our studies, the studio investigated settlement principles in the American Southwest. Students looked at how Read more….