UCLA Architecture and Urban Design seek a Lecturer to co-teach with lead instructor Jimenez Lai for the 2018-2019 AY LAI-SUPRASTUDIO at the Culver City IDEAS campus.
SUPRASTUDIO is a research platform in architecture education that advances research, experimentation and cross-discipline collaboration among professors, students, and industry collaborators to expand the boundaries of architectural practice. The program is a one-year post-professional course of study that leads to a Masters of Architecture degree. Throughout the year, students work on a dedicated research topic to build a continuous and in-depth line of study. SUPRASTUDIO fills a current void in architecture education by providing a dedicated program and satellite campus for advanced applied research for the future of architecture and urban design.
LAI SUPRASTUDIO. Los Angeles, California
The objective of the entertainment studio is to consider the education of architecture as a multimedia project. By working with storyboards, models, and short films, the combined representational approaches can allow the studio work to reflect upon the world we already live in today. As a long lens looking back at earth, the idea is for this studio to be pedagogically well-grounded and provide a strong overview of the contemporary architects working today.
We will work with experts in the film industry to enhance our skillsets. Being in Los Angeles, we are in the de facto capital city of American cinema. Many of our allies in the film industry are within reach, and we can take this opportunity to contemplate the effects of contemporary media culture.
Architecture tells stories, and human stories are enhanced by architecture. If architecture (hardware) is a backdrop for humanity (software), there are many possibilities that the oscillation between two ends of the spectrum implies. Architecture is a cultural project that encompasses art, cinema, philosophy, entertainment – all human communication.
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UCLA is seeking to fill a one-year Lecturer appointment to co-teach this curriculum under the curricular direction and supervision of Jimenez Lai. The Lecturer’s primary responsibility is to co-teach/teach courses that support the research endeavors of the lead instructor, developing new seminars in support of the research.
Reports to the Chair of the Department of Architecture & Urban Design
• Under the leadership of the SUPRASTUDIO lead Faculty, co-teach SUPRASTUDIO;
• Under the leadership of SUPRASTUDIO lead Faculty, teach two technology seminars;
• Under the leadership of SUMMER lead Faculty, co-teach the SUMMER studio and technology lecture;
• Prepare and deliver lectures & tutorials;
The ideal candidate will be future-oriented and have experience in a broad range of design disciplines, such as digital design tools, physical computing, digital fabrication, interactivity and sensors, media technology such as projections, augmented/ virtual reality and beyond.
We anticipate this appointment to be a one-year Lecturer position for the period July 2018 to June 2019.
Minimum requirements include:
• Advanced degree (M. Arch or equivalent) in architecture and/ or media arts;
• Prior experience teaching design
• Background in architecture, media arts, computational design or equivalent;
• Advanced knowledge of 2D/3D video & projection mapping;
Additional experience desired includes the following:
• Design of musical, theatrical, events or other performing arts;
• Experimental media and experience design with augmented and virtual reality
• Robotics, electromechanical systems, sensors;
• Design and fabrication of full-scale development prototypes;
• Digital fabrication;
How to apply:
Candidates are asked to submit a letter of intent, curriculum vitae, examples of work as a PDF with additional links to relevant videos and web content, and the names, phone numbers, email addresses of three references who can provide a knowledgeable evaluation of the applicant’s qualifications. Examples of work should be submitted digitally at the following link: https://recruit.apo.ucla.edu/apply/JPF03528
Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated C.V.
Letter of Intent with a statement of teaching
Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Statement addressing past and/or potential contributions to diversity through research, teaching, and/or service. (Optional)
Misc / Additional (Optional)