Resources

Class Presentations

Urban Futures Class Intro (Jan 10)

Discursive/Critical/Speculative Designer Presentations
These are research presentations made by undergraduate students in my collaborative studio called Speculative City. You can learn more about these designers from other sources, including their web sites.

Studio PSK by Dani Grimes
Auger Loizeau by Joe Frankl
Jessica Charlesworth by Josh Chamberlain
Noam Toran by AJ Schriml
Hussein Chalayan by Anna Deitsch
Revital Cohen by Aubrey Halloran
Constantin Boym by Bryn Hastings
Sputniko! by Anissa Pulcheon

Speculative Vision Samples (from Speculative City)
Aubrey Halloran (fall 2016)
Hank Beyer (fall 2016)
Margy Groshong (fall 2016)
Anissa Pulcheon & Erika Fromdorf (fall 2016)
Joe Frankl (fall 2015)
Jami Miles (fall 2015)


Required Reading

Millennials: The Re-Urbanization of America by Corey Hobbs

 The 4 Fields of Industrial Design by Bruce & Stephanie Tharp

Speculative Everything, ch. 1-3 by Anthony Dunne & Fiona Raby

Adversarial Design, ch. 1 by Carl DiSalvo

Speculative Everything, ch. 9 by Anthony Dunne & Fiona Raby

Dark Matter & Trojan Horses: A Strategic Design Vocabulary, ch. 4 by Dan Hill

The Agency of Mapping: Speculation, Critique, and Invention by James Corner


Additional Recommended Reading

Redesigning the journey to critical benefits for Americans in poverty by Jess Kahn & Mollie Ruskin

Who Is the Smart City for? by Stephen Assink

Visual Conversations on Urban Futures. Participatory Methods to Design Scenarios of Liveable Cities by Serena Pollastri, Rachel Cooper, Nick Dunn, Chris Boyko

Pushing Poor People to the suburbs is bad for the environment by Ben Adler

We Gon’ Be Alright: Notes on Race & Resegregation by Jeff Chang

On TechnicaI Mediation: Philosophy, Sociology, Genealogy by Bruno Latour

Critical Visualization by Peter Hall


Topic Cluster Ideas

Race / Ethnicity
Poverty / Class / Economic Inequality
Gender / Gender Inequality
Families / Youth / Elderly
Health / Well-being
Justice / Crime / Police / Prisons
Democracy / Representation / Politics
Community  / Connectivity
Love / Romance / Sex / Relationships
Education / Work

Re—MIX Intersections

Re-Segregation (race + housing + education + health + &c)
Re-Distribution (education + economy + health + &c)
Re-Purposing (infrastructure + architecture + culture&c)
Re-Vitalization (economy + culture + &c)
Re-Defining (crime + police + community + &c)
Re-Connecting (community + family + tech + &c)
Re-Storing/Re-Moving (who/what)


Tools

Mapping
Carto
Google Earth
Mapbox
Explorer for ArcGIS

Wireframing & Prototyping
Sketch
Invision
Marvel
Origami
Pencil Project

P5 Javascript Library
Getting Started with P5.js
Learning P5.js videos with Daniel Schiffman (videos 1.1 thru 4.2 to get started / 6.1 thru 6.3 for arrays & data handling)
Intro To HTML & CSS
P5 Beyond the Canvas
P5 loadTable()
P5 Table object
w3 Schools: HTML, CSS, JS