An interrogation of the ways design is introduced, taught, and positioned across disciplines and institutions.
T-Squared has three primary aims. First, it illuminates the extensive and explicit relationship between the research that shapes art, architecture, and design practices and the studio prompts and assignments that are developed by faculty for students engaging the creative disciplines. Second, it demonstrates that pedagogical inquiry and invention can be a (radical) research endeavor that can also become an evolutionary agent for faculty, students, institutions, and communities. Third, it makes available to a larger audience a set of innovative ideas and exercises that have until now been known to limited numbers of students and faculty, hidden behind the walls of studio courses and institutions.
An interdisciplinary collection with its origins in the 2018 National Conference on the Beginning Design Student, this book will appeal to anyone interested in design thinking and process.