City Lab Intensive: Spring 2014
Friday, 17 January: 9am - 4pm
Saturday, 18 January: 9am - 4pm
Friday, 24 January: 9am - 4pm
Saturday, 25 January: 9am - 4pm
City Lab Extension: Spring 2014
Wednesdays, 5:30 - 7:00pm
City Lab Intensive is a mandatory orientation experience for all incoming undergraduate and graduate students. Interdisciplinary teams of no more than 10 students each will work alongside two instructors/teaching assistants and will engage in a series of hands-on and reflective exercises centered around the exploration of neighborhoods, prominent buildings, and open spaces structured around public transportation routes in the City of Boston.
Scope and Focus:
Students will engage with one another to explore, discuss, and analyze designated Boston neighborhoods, buildings, and spaces over the course of two consecutive Friday/Saturday excursions. Activities and exercises with be combined with guest speakers who have pertinent knowledge and experience of particular sites and/or community development. As an introduction to the BAC concurrent education experience, students will develop a strong sense of discovery and analysis, and a curiosity and appreciation for learning outside the classroom in a personal, applied manner, where collaboration and effective communication is essential.