In Spring 2013, William Feuerman will be coordinating his third masters studio at the University of Technology, Sydney.
Identity Crisis III: Separated at Birth is the third instalment in a series of constraint-based studios, this studio approaches two cities as sites and strategies for studying architecture & urbanism. Students will steal, study, confuse, conflate and look at the identities of existing buildings as opportunities for new design innovation. Through a seemingly delirious set of operations, each project will exclusively and explicitly acknowledge paired case studies and describe a technically detailed scenario that questions notions of identity at both macro/micro/local scales. The studio will consider design less as myth of invention, and more as a sequence of distortions, corruptions, mutations, and hybridizations.
As part of the studio, William will be taking his students to New York for a curated trip including studio presentations, building/site visits, office tours, day trips etc. During that trip, the studio will be based at the Columbia University's global advanced research lab; Studio X.