June 10th, 2011
By Rennie Tang & Houston Drum
Just wanted to report back on a morning spent listening to an impressive panel of jurors that included Alan Berger, Dana Cuff, Jeffrey Inaba, Karen Lohrmann, and Hernan Diaz Alonso amongst others. Led by Thom Mayne, Suprastudio is about envisioning the future of American cities. Each student chose a city and presented intelligently researched data delivered in bold graphic quality ready for publication, basically setting up an argument for a problem of their own creation; this was followed by an urban scale proposal that attempted to address the problem and provoke a dialogue around it. Cities chosen were Toledo, Flint, New Orleans, and Tuscon.