Saturday 1st Jun 2019 – Sunday 2nd Jun 2019
10am – 2:30pm
at Hugo House
1634 11th Ave. Seattle, WA 98122
Put on by ARCADE, Hugo House
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This workshop will seek a new approach to design criticism—one with less judgment and more insight. Writers will learn to develop narratives that open up alternative ways of understanding and relating to the designed world, from buildings to works of industrial art. No prior design or architecture experience required. Come with an interest in understanding and writing about the designed world around you. This class has a lunch break. ARCADE produces a publication and programs inspired by the myriad forces and disciplines that shape design.

About the Instructor
Ayad Rahmani is a professor of architecture at Washington State University where he teaches courses on design and theory. He is the author of two books, the last on Kafka and architecture titled Kafka’s Architectures, published in 2015. He writes widely on subjects related to art, architecture and literature, currently as the architecture critic for the Moscow Pullman Daily News. He is currently working on a new book on Frank Lloyd Wright and Ralph Waldo Emerson, examining the American project through the lens of architecture and literature.