Published May 26, 2020
We are pleased to unveil this year's annual publication of student work - Intersight 22 - which captures the present intellectual and cultural moments of our school.
This year’s edition of Intersight builds off of the trajectory of the past three volumes by bringing together faculty and students in a series of conversations that reflect on our school’s pedagogical development and provoke critique of ideologies, both past and present. Each centers around statements made by prominent architectural and educational figures from the past, which became pivotal in shaping the fundamental ideas behind our school’s creation and evolution.
"The continuous accumulation of knowledge and experience over time, by both faculty and students, allows for the strengthening, fluctuation, and refinement of the school's driving principles," reflects Elizabeth Gilman (MArch '20, BS Arch '18), Brunkow Fellow and editor of Intersight 22, in her introduction to the book.
"Through the dialogue of the conversations, it became clear that the various ways of thinking that are present have become a distinct and valued part of our school's culture."
Dean Robert Shilbley says the editorial framing of the book is a powerful window into the power of the ideas and inspirations that continue to drive the school after 50 years.
"Intersight 22 draws upon an ingenius process that places current faculty and students in dialogic relationship with the ideas of some of the founding muses of the school and juxtaposing those conversations with the annual work product of students in architecture, planning, real estate development, historic preservation, and environmental design," Shibley says.
"The result is a rich and provocative inquiry into the pedagogical intention and achievement of the school, now and over our first half century."