Hi Everyone! A few announcements to help us get through what we’re calling Week 10:

Most urgent announcement: I’ve delayed the deadline for Project #2, the reflective annotated bibliography. Some of you are finding sources and sharing them, coming up with questions or subtopics to narrow down from the more general topic of spaces for reflection. I want us to spend more time in the next two weeks on how to do library research and how to package the whole project, including an introduction and conclusion, how to format the bibliographic citations, how to organize the annotations, etc. The new deadline is Wednesday, 11/18.

That new deadline means we need to shift the other deadlines for our work this semester. Project #3 will be a simplified version of what I had planned, and the time that we had to really take our time with the reflection and portfolio will be used to give enough time to Project #2 and Project #3. It’s all going to be good. I’ll update our semester schedule soon.

If you’ve fallen behind, there’s still a lot you can do to catch up. Start working on Project #2 by reading the assignment instructions. The Week 6, Week 7, Week 8, Week 9, and Week 10 agendas can also help you catch up. We can meet during office hours (Tuesday 1:30-2:30) or you can reach out to schedule a meeting with me. What’s important is that you learn our course material, even if it’s at a different pace. Let’s figure it out together.

As a reminder, I have office hours tomorrow, Tuesday, 11/3, 1:30-2:30pm. You should have our Zoom link, but ask if you need me to send it again. I’m happy to talk about Project #2 or anything else related to our course, college, life. At the same time, if anyone wants to meet to talk about voting, the election, or anything in that realm, please join me during office hours. We can also communicate, vent, think, etc, in the comments here, if you’re motivated to do so.

Just a reminder also that on Thursdays from 10:20 to 11:20am, I hold an optional writing lab. That means that you can join via Zoom (same link) and work quietly on your own, ask questions, brainstorm your topic, work with classmates (if they come, too), all the kinds of things you would have done in a face-to-face writing lab. It’s a chance to dedicate a little time to your work without doing it alone.

Finally (for now, I’m sure I’m forgetting many more announcements I’ve been saving up), I’ve been meaning to share this New Yorker article, “How the Corona Virus Will Reshape Architecture.” If you have any thoughts on the article, feel free to reply here. I wonder if it would be a good resource for anyone’s Project #2!