Benches and Trashcans

Bench at High Museum

Bench at High Museum

At the Woodruff Arts Center/High Museum of Art, the architecture appears to be inviting of its surrounding community (big open windows, bright friendly colors), however there are also features that seem to be a method of exclusion. For instance, as shown in the image above the benches at the center have bars that would prevent the homeless from sleeping, an example of discrimination featured in Schindler’s article Architectural Exclusion: Discrimination and Segregation Through Physical Design of the Built Environment. In addition to barred benches, the center also has locks on trashcans designed to exclude the homeless.

Class Notes 2/2/16

Due Friday :

  • 3 Annotated Bibliography’s Unit #1

Due Next Friday:

  • Built Environment Description
  • External : Google Scholar

Secondary Research

Google Scholar: Peer Reviewed Source

Google: Popular Websites, Government Sites, Personal Sites, Commercial Sites, News Outlets (more bias)

Ethos: Credibility of your work

5 Modes of Communication

  • Linguistic  – written words
  • Visual
  • Aural
  • Gestural
  • Spatial – the way things are arranged

There is no such thing as a general audience , specify to be effective

Annotated Bibliography’s make a statement about the usefulness of a source.

We will not meet in class on Thursday