Join the Critical Design GIG this Wednesday for our first conversation of the quarter:
Intangible Effects (no. 1): Soundscapes of Yesler Terrace Housing Project
By Tad Hirsch, Assistant Professor, UW School of Art Design Division
Wed 1/9 5:30-7:30pm, Gould 100 (Dinner is on us)
Working with Seattle Youth, Hirsch and partners collected audio recordings by residents of Yesler Terrace Public Housing Development that reflect their experience of the neighborhood and concerns about its uncertainty in the face of plans to demolish for mixed-income development. By focusing on sound, their work shifts emphasis from the static vernacular of architectural form toward the neighborhood as lived experience, thus conceptualizing Yesler Terrace as not just a collection of buildings, but rather through the activities of its inhabitants.
Intangible Effects (no. 1) is organized by the Frye Art Museum and supported by a grant from the Washington State Arts Commission and in partnership with Laura O’Quin, the Yesler Computer Lab, and Multimedia Resources and Training Institute (MMRTI).