In contemporary societies we now see an interplay between the nomadic and the sedentary in all aspects of existence, from disembodied social networking to cultural homogenization. The nomad overcomes the limitations of nationalism and global culture - instead of merely migrating, absorbing, or travelling, the nomadic subject wanders in ways where they are at home everywhere. The concept of nomads and nomadology allows us to think through a state of being that resists the hierarchy of centralization. According to Deleuze and Guattari, Nomadic Art exists in a smooth plane, rather than a striated one; it is non-hierarchical. It's vision is "close-range," rather than "long-distance." Finally, it is "tactile" or "haptic," rather than optical. It experiences more than it explains.
In this studio we will explore the concept of an Architecture of the Nomadic. Is it possible to be always on the move yet always at home? Through drawings, models, prototypes, and visualizations, students will use the language or architecture and art, to design, present, and build places to inhabit which they can carry, roll, ride, and deliver to any place at any time.