Studio Redux


Results are in!  See below video for full awards ceremony.

1st Place – Back to School – Danrui Xiang, Waylon Richmond, Adrian DiCorato & Gary Zhang)

2nd Place – From Reorder to Reorganization – Yiying Tang, Yue Lu

3rd Place – Redux / Rewrite / Revise / Relaunch – Megan Clavenger & Shahryar Beyzavi

Honorable Mention – Studio Harbor – Xi Chen

Honorable Mention – Studio Cooperative – Caitlyn Brunner


Competition Launch 5/29/20
Due Date 6/26/20 @ 11:59p
Jurors TBD
Total Prize $3000

Submission is a two step process:

Step 1: Click here to upload your 3-5 minute proposal video. Use your proposal title as the name of the video file.

Step 2: Complete the information on this Google Form.

Download digital documentation of Taubman’s existing studio spaces here.

Studio is a spatial experience.The kind of engaged learning that occurs in a design studio benefits significantly from face-to-face contact with faculty and other students, the ability to see what others are doing, and chance encounters that occur throughout the expanse of the studio floor. The onslaught of the Coronavirus epidemic presents a unique challenge for this form of learning. While we have developed or adopted digital tools for remote teaching and learning – some with potential to positively affect studio pedagogy in a post-pandemic future – the kinds of learning that rely on in-person spatial experience have remained somewhat elusive. Studio in the 2020-21 academic year will require that we carefully consider how we spatialize our pedagogy. How can we rethink the use or design of desks and work surfaces to incorporate spatial distance requirements? Can we integrate protective enclosures between students and faculty without desocializing the educational experience? Can we respond in ways that abet the cultivation of peer-to-peer learning and group dynamics? How can the digital tools we have recently adopted be integrated into the space of our studios?

Can these tools enhance access and equity in studio education, and provide a hinge between in-person and remote learning? Can we use this opportunity to integrate soft spaces to allow students to relieve stress, providing a respite from demands of performativity? What are the digital or analog methods that we need to develop to enhance a public-health informed  studio experience in 2020-21? Can remote sensing technologies be integrated into our work spaces to monitor health, and how might we address the issues of ethics and surveillance that these technologies often surface? How should reviews be staged in-space and online? In sum, can we use this moment to rethink the spatialization of learning in studio for lasting, positive impact well beyond the duration of this pandemic?

Working alone or in teams, this competition challenges students to reimagine our studio spaces at Taubman College. The final deliverables may include any form of design documentation necessary to explain your proposal, but must be formatted in a 3-5 minute video. Digital documentation of Taubman’s existing studio spaces provided above.