Author Archives: Shanae Clarke


Shanae Clarke
Learning Places.

In the article “Performance/ Architecture: An Interview with Bernard Tschumi” the author began by giving us an idea about who Mr.Tschumi is and how his views and opinion ” there is no space without event” impacted how architecture and performance are viewed today. According to the author architecture is now perceived more as a “dynamic space-in-flux” rather than a just a fixed object. The article also spoke about Mr.Tschumi passed work experiences. He worked with students at a number of different architectural schools where he focused on space and movement notation. Throughout the interview Mr.Tschumi spoke about the crossover between art, architecture and other disciplines. he expressed that even though bodies in a space is important that space itself was just as important. He also stated that there is no architecture without a program. The program including labeling the way a space would be used. However Mr.Tschumi thought that they should give students a short story the students were to try and invent a building based on their interpretation. The students were told not to use the traditional tools such as plan, section and elevations, but they should try to document the movement of their bodies in spaces. Mr.Tschumi explains that “architecture is not about form or the knowledge of form but is a form of knowledge”. Which means architecture can create a the world around us. Architects have more power than they think they do. He never wants to fall into what was expected. Mr.Tschumi constructed a concert hall, he then won an award to build another concert hall. Which he ended up doing with the same program but different materials. He did this to analyze the difference the effect of the concert hall, in the place of steel and concrete he used translucent polycarbonate and wood.
In conclusion, Mr.Tschumi understood that space affect everything and the material used to build a structure will too.



About a month ago I moved to NJ. I’ve been on auto mode since. I’ve just been trying to get to and from school/work on time. Everyday, Monday- Friday I wake up and get ready to head to either school or work for 10 am. I haven’t really gotten the opportunity to familiarize myself to the new neighborhood around men. Today, like other days I left my house and got a ride to the NJ Transit train station. From there I got on the 8:15 express train to Newark NJ Penn Station. From there I got on the Path train to the World Trade Center. After arriving at the World Trade Center I got on the Brooklyn bound A train to Jay st. I walk up the block and I arrived at school 1 hour and 20 minutes later. The End.


Shanae Clarke
Outline. Reading Response #1
In the article Developing for Commercial Culture by David C. Hammock it was explained how Time Square became America’s central market place for commercial culture in the early 1900s. What this means it that Time Square became the largest and brightest stage for me showcasing commercials and sales. Decisions were made by local geographer to make Time Square the place where commercial entertainment will be concentrated. The entertainment industry took this as an opportunity to use Time Square for advertising their product, brand and services. This article also give history of New York City before Time Square came about. It noted that Time Square and what it stands for was planned for long before it came about. New York was the central point for import/export from Europe. New York has the largest regional population in the Untied States. In addition to those two things New York City had railyards/railroads that run all over mid- Manhattan. Those facts alone are evident why Time Square New York would be a prefect place for the rise of commercial culture.